Asus ZenFone 6 To Launch With Snapdragon 855
Taiwanese smartphone maker, Asus is set to launch its latest flagship smartphone, the ZenFone 6. The device will succeed the ZenFone 5Z from the yesteryear. Asus previously shared a teaser on Twitter which reveals the front layout of the upcoming smartphone. Another Tweet shared by the company reveals the features of the ZenFone 6. This also reveals the chipset and layout of the ports and grilles. In addition, a company executive shared a Morse Code on Instagram with the battery capacity and camera resolution of the anticipated flagship.
The teaser shared by the company affirms that the ZenFone 6 will be kitted with the high end Snapdragon 855. The same chip is also present on handsets like the Black Shark 2 and the Galaxy S10 (US). The chipset is manufactured using 7 nm fabrication process and is comprised of an Octa Core CPU along with the Adreno 640 GPU. The teaser also exposes that the awaited handset will have a triple slot tray, a notification LED and a smart key. The smart key might be a slider for selecting the sound profile similar to one present on OnePlus smartphones. The upcoming Asus ZenFone 6 will have a 3.5 mm audio jack which is mounted at the bottom. The bottom of the handset also houses the loudspeaker grille and the USB type C port for charging and data transfer. The ZenFone 6 has right side mounted power button and volume rockers.
In terms of optics, the upcoming flagship will have a dual rear camera setup which will consist of a 48 MP sensor, a 13 MP sensor and an LED flash. Details about the front-facing camera are unavailable as of now, but the past teaser shared by Asus hints it will have a pop-up style front camera. Another notable flagship that will have this type of camera is the OnePlus 7 Pro.
The Asus ZenFone 6 will be powered by a massive 5,000 mAh battery which is likely to support fast charging. Other details including screen size, resolution of the front camera and the price will only be publicised at the time of official launch.
The Asus ZenFone 6 is set to launch on the 16th of May in Spain.