Asus to launch Zenfone 6 as Asus 6Z in India on June 19

Asus to launch Zenfone 6 as Asus 6Z in India on June 19

Rishabh Pachory

Of late, we've been seeing a lot of phone manufacturers looking to ditch the notch and place the front facing camera in a position where it doesn't interfere with the display itself. The OnePlus 7 Pro opted for a pop-up selfie camera, the Mi Mix 2S went for a slider design, while the OPPO Reno opts for a more stylish version of the simple pop-up camera. The Asus Zenfone 6 is one of the new phones and with the phone comes a new mechanism to hide the front facing camera.

What the phone does is that it uses the rear camera as the front camera by flipping it 180 degrees to face the user. The phone will launch in India on June 19 as the Asus 6Z, owing to a court ban on the use of the name 'Zenfone'.

Following the news of the court ban on the name, it was widely speculated that the phone won't launch in India. However, the company has changed the name of the phone to the Asus 6Z to sell it in India.

As for the phone itself, it has some powerful specifications that can easily rival the OnePlus 7. The phone has a massive bezeless 6.4-inch display, with a resolution of 1080x2340 pixels. Additionally, the phone also has an aspect ratio of 19.5:9.

Under the hood, the phone sports the latest and most powerful Snapdragon 855. Paired with 8GB of RAM, the phone is a multitasking beast and should handle all daily tasks with ease. Apart from that, the phone is also capable enough to perform well during long gaming sessions.

As for the camera, this is one major selling point of the phone. It has a flip camera that rotates to face the front and also doubles as the primary dual rear camera. The primary lens of the camera is a 48-megapixel sensor and the phone has a secondary 13- megapixel sensor which should make for some great pictures.

The phone also comes with a massive 5,000mAH battery and USB type C port. As for the software, it will run on Android 9.0 out of the box, which is a pleasing to see.