Asus 6z to launch in India today: Flip Camera, specifications, pricing, and everything else you should know
It's been over a month since Asus announced the ZenFone 6 - its latest flagship smartphone globally. India Today Tech was able to have a brief hands-on with the device back then and it easily managed to amaze with its unique Flip Camera module. Asus at the time said that it will bring the Zenfone 6 to the Indian market and today, it will be commercially available in India. However, due to legal restrictions, Asus has changed its name and will be calling it the Asus 6z in India.
The Asus 6z will be available exclusively on Flipkart as the teasers suggest. Technically, the Asus 6z is expected to be the same ZenFone 6 launched globally. Hence, it will carry over all the features and highlights of the device from the international version. The Asus 6z is expected to made available in at least three variants, with the base version sporting at least 6GB RAM and 64GB storage.
The launch event will begin from 12:30 pm and Asus will stream it live on YouTube. You can watch it here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyyrNLDP7_A&feature=youtu.be)
Asus 6z features at a glance
The Asus 6z is primarily known for its Flip Camera module that helps Asus eliminate the display notch. The module houses a 48-megapixel the primary camera with the Sony IMX586 sensor and a secondary 13-megapixel wide-angle camera, both of which can be used as a front camera when required. The Flip Camera is controlled by a mechanized motor and Asus said that it has built several safety mechanisms to make it more durable.
The Flip Camera makes for a notch-less narrow-bezel display with a slim chin. The phone sports a 6.3-inch IPS LCD panel with Full HD+ resolution. There's a capacitive fingerprint sensor at the back. Like all 2019 flagships, the phone is equipped with a Snapdragon 855 chipset that comes with a choice of 6GB or 8GB RAM and 64GB, 128GB or 256GB storage. The phone also offers a triple card slot that can accommodate two SIM cards and a micro SD card at the same time. To keep the phone alive, it uses a 5000mAh battery with support Quick Charge 4.0. It also comes with a Smart Key that can be customised either to launch the Google Assistant or custom functions.
Asus 6z expected India price
The Asus 6z is aimed at this year's flagship killer phones. In India, there are chances that Asus could price it competitively against the OnePlus 7 series. The base version with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage could be priced closer to the OnePlus 7, i.e. under Rs 37,000. On the other hand, the prices for the top-end variants could reach the low-end variant of the OnePlus 7 Pro, i.e. close to Rs 50,000.