08 August 2019
If you are in the market looking for an Android flagship that does not cost a fortune, you have got one more option to consider. It is the three-months-old Asus ZenFone 6 which has finally gone on sale in the United States. The smartphone boasts a flagship processor, a flipping camera, and a bigger battery.
The Asus ZenFone 6 can be purchased through different platforms including Amazon, B&H, Mobile Advance, and Asus' own online store. All of these are selling the unlocked variant of the smartphone which means you will be able to use it with any carrier of your choice. It is currently available only in 6GB/64GB configuration for $499.99 across all platforms. The 8GB/128GB configuration variant is listed as coming soon and will cost $549.99.
As for what you will be getting with this flagship, the ZenFone 6 sports a 6.4-inch Full HD+ (2340 x 1080 pixels) IPS LCD display with HDR10 and Corning Gorilla Glass 6. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor and has two models: 6GB of RAM with 64GB storage and 8GB of RAM with 128GB storage.
75.44 x 159.1 x 9.2 mm
6.4 inches - 2340x1080 px
The camera department features a dual-camera setup with a 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 primary sensor and a 13-megapixel wide-angle sensor. The phone does not have dedicated selfie cameras as it uses a flip camera mechanism to use the same dual cameras for selfies and video calling purposes. It also has a dedicated physical key for triggering Google Assistant but it can be customized to set a shortcut for some other app or task.
There is a big 5,000mAh battery to keep the lights on and it also supports Quick Charge 4.0 fast charging. It will be running Zen UI based on Android 9 Pie out of the box. The good news is that Asus has already kicked off Android Q beta program which means it should be one of the first smartphones to get the next major Android version.