ASUS Announces All New Smartphone ZenFone 6

ASUS announce their next phone which they call the “Most powerful and innovative ZenFone ever”.

The ZenFone 6 is the next-in-line to take the mantle featuring a Flip Camera which uses ‘a groundbreaking innovation’ that addresses the twin notches and low-resolution front-facing camera other smartphones can struggle with. With a motorised flip up a module that houses a 48MP Sony IMX586 main camera and a wide angle 125 degrees 13MP secondary camera, it can switch the camera 180 degrees from front to rear depending on use.

Without the need for a second camera on the front of the device, the ZenFone 6 has a notchless NanoEdge 6.4 inch display with Gorilla Glass 6 which created a near borderless and tougher viewing experience. Combined with the latest SnapDragon 855 mobile chip, it delivers 45% more power and 20% faster graphics than the previous generation of processors.

All this is combined with a 5000mAh battery for long-lasting use with 8GB of ram for today’s gaming and other demanding apps. ASUS says the battery should last up to two days on a full charge but will be interesting to see what that looks like when playing games or using apps.

ZenFone 6 Availability & Pricing

The ZenFone 6will be available in the UK from May 16th from the ASUS UK website. The 64GB will cost you £499, 128GB will cost £549 and the top-end device with 8GB ram and 256GB will be £599.

ZenFone 6 Specifications

ColorsMidnight Black, Twilight Silver
Design3D-curved Gorilla® Glass®

92% screen-to-body ratio

190 g weight

DisplayNotchless all-screen NanoEdge display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio

6.4″ FHD+ (2340 x 1080) IPS NanoEdge display

Capacitive touchscreen with 10-point multitouch (supports Glove Touch)

600nits brightness for outdoor readability

Wide gamut 96% NTSC, 100% DCI-P3 and HDR10

Corning® Gorilla® Glass 6

CPUQualcomm® Snapdragon™ 855 Mobile Platform with 7nm, 64-bit octa-core processor
GPUQualcomm® Adreno™ 640
RAM/ROMUFS 2.1, up to 8GB RAM / 256GB ROM
Main cameraSony® IMX586 48MP image sensor – 1/2.0″ large sensor size, 0.8 µm pixel size

Quad Bayer technology – 12MP, 1.6 µm large effective pixel size

F1.79 aperture

26 mm equivalent focal length in 35 mm film camera

79° field of view

Laser autofocus

Dual LED flash

HDR+ Enhanced and Super Night modes[3]

16-scene AI Scene Detection

Flip Camera with instant camera switching

Secondary camera13MP, 125° ultrawide camera

200% wider view

Real-time distortion correction

11 mm equivalent focal length in 35 mm film camera

Video recording4K UHD (3840 by 2160) video recording at 30/60fps for main camera, at 30 fps for secondary camera

1080p FHD video recording at 30/60fps

720p HD video recording at 30fps

3-axis electronic image stabilization

Time Lapse (4K UHD video)

Slow Motion video (1080p at 240 fps / 720p at 480 fps)

Motion Tracking video (1080p FHD video at 60 fps)

Take still photos while recording video

Wireless technologyWi-Fi 5 (dual-band 2×2 802.11ac)

Bluetooth® V 5.0 (EDR + A2DP), supports aptX and aptX HD

Wi-Fi direct


Fingerprint sensorRear fingerprint sensor with 0.3s fingerprint unlock and five finger 360° recognition
ConnectivityUSB Type-C™ (USB-C™)
SIM cardsTriple slots: Dual SIM, dual standby (4G+4G) & one microSD card

Slot 1: 2G/3G/4G Nano SIM Card

Slot 2: 2G/3G/4G Nano SIM Card

Slot 3: Supports up to 2TB microSD card

NavigationGPS (Dual bands, L1+L5),, GLONASS, BDSS, GALILEO (Dual bands, E1+E5a), QZSS (Dual bands, L1+L5)
Operating systemAndroid™ Pie™ with new ASUS ZenUI 6
Battery5000mAh high-capacity battery for up to two days non-stop use
AudioDual stereo speakers with dual NXP TFA9874 smart amplifiers

Hi-Res audio 192kHz/24-bit standard that is 4 times better than CD quality

DTS (Digital Theater System) Headphone: X™ 7.1 virtual surround sound for headphone support

Qualcomm Audio CODEC

AudioWizard with listening profile

FM radio

New ASUS ZenEarTM Pro tuned by 1MORE

Dual internal microphones with ASUS Noise Reduction Technology