When it seemed that the new OnePlus 7 Pro was going to be the great and only protagonist of this week, a certain brand from Taiwan has decided to try to steal some ground from the OnePlus model by pulling the most ambitious phone in its history from its sleeve. ASUS just introduced the new ZenFone 6, a model with which the company completely changes its strategy, by not overly varying everything in which its phones already met, but completely discarding the aspects that had led the brand to be relegated to the background in the telephone landscape.
The ZenFone 6 is, in fact, one of the most striking models that we have seen so far this year, and the main culprit for it is a curious rotating mechanical system which will allow users to use the device's main camera as a sensor to . That and that, at last, ASUS has decided to ditch its hideous layer of customization, to bet on a software much closer to “pure” Android.
ASUS ZenFone 6, all the information
The new ASUS model boasts a modern design, with an aluminum chassis that joins the two glass panels, front and rear. On the front of the phone we find the jewel in the crown: a large 6.4-inch diagonal screen based on IPS technology, with 19.5: 9 and Full HD + resolution.
Behind, instead, we find the capacitive fingerprint reader, just below the photographic system formed by two sensors. In order to completely reduce the margins that surround the screen, and incidentally not have to resort to the notch, the two cameras on the back also act as sensors to capture , through a rotary mechanical system Somehow reminiscent of the Samsung Galaxy A80 in some ways. ASUS says that the mechanism will withstand more than two years of use considering that it is used around 28 times a day.
The new from ASUS is not short on power, thanks to its Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, accompanied by 6 or 8 GB of RAM and an internal storage of 128 or 256 GB. The autonomy seems that it will not be a problem either, because its 5,000 mAh capacity will cover our backs, and when it is necessary to go through the charger we will have fast charging technology.
But perhaps the most important thing, and without a doubt the section that will make more than one happy, is ASUS's decision to completely renew the software with which it equips its terminals. We forgot about the old-fashioned appearance and full of strident colors of the past editions of ZenUI, to give way to a much clearer and cleaner interface, which is in fact the one of Android 9 Pie in its stock version, with just a few brushstrokes ASUS's own as the camera app, or the possibility of configuring a physical key called Smart Key, to perform any action that the user considers.
But ASUS goes even further. During the presentation of the phone, the brand has confirmed that ZenFone 6 will be compatible with the Android 10 Q beta, and has even ensured the arrival of Android R, the version of the system scheduled for next year 2020.
From the photographic section, it must be said that it is made up of a 48 megapixel Sony IMX586 main sensor, which relies on the Pixel Binning system that we explain in depth, to generate files equivalent to those that a 12 megapixel resolution sensor would offer, but introducing a higher level of information and detail, and therefore, of better quality. Next to it we will find a 13 megapixel Super Wide Angle camera.
The main sensor is supported by electronic stabilizer, and will allow capture video in 4K up to 60 FPS both when the camera is in its original position and when it is used as a front sensor.
In Europe, the price of the ASUS ZenFone 6 will start from 559 euros in its variant with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage, and today it is available for your pre-purchase through the official website of the company. Its launch will take place on the 25th of this month of May.