Update: The Asus Zenfone 6 is being introduced at present (May 16) and forward of that it has been each teased and leaked.
Today’s the day – the Asus ZenFone 6 is being introduced at present (May 16) at 11AM PT / 2PM ET / 7PM BST, or 5AM AEDT on Friday 17, and we’ll be reporting stay from the occasion.
While the ZenFone 6 may not be in your radar it in all probability ought to be, because it seems to be set to supply high-end specs and options doubtless at a lower cost than rivals.
Ahead of the announcement, some issues have already been confirmed by Asus – we all know for instance that it has a top-end Snapdragon 855 chipset – whereas a lot of different particulars have been rumored.
You’ll discover every thing that we all know and suspect concerning the cellphone under, together with info on once you would possibly be capable of purchase it and what it may cost.
Cut to the chase
- What is it? The subsequent Asus flagship
- When is it out? It’s being introduced on May 16 (that is at present!)
- What will it price? Unknown, however in all probability lower than most flagships
Asus ZenFone 6 release date and worth
The Asus ZenFone 6 is being introduced at present (May 16), so we’ll know all about it very quickly. Want to tune in? Here’s how to watch the live stream.
Of course, that’s not essentially once you’ll be capable of purchase the cellphone, however it’s prone to go on sale inside a few weeks of that date and there’s an opportunity it will likely be made immediately accessible.
As for what it may cost, the one rumor there comes from ITHome, which claims it should begin at NT$19,990 (roughly $645/£495/AU$930) for a model with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.
It apparently rises to NT$23,990 (round $775/£600/AU$1,115) for a mannequin with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, and tops out at NT$29,990 (roughly $965/£750/AU$1,385) for a model with 12GB of RAM and 512GB of storage.
Of course, we wouldn’t count on a direct forex conversion, however that means this will likely be a fairly costly cellphone, whereas nonetheless in all probability undercutting the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S10 and Huawei P30 Pro.
Asus ZenFone 6 news and leaks
As famous above within the worth part, there’s discuss of three Asus ZenFone 6 fashions being launched – one with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, one with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, and one with 12GB of RAM and 512GB of storage.
That’s only a rumor for now, however what we all know for sure is that the ZenFone 6 could have a Snapdragon 855 chipset, as a teaser tweeted by Asus consists of a picture saying as a lot.
The picture, which you’ll see above, additionally lists a 3.5mm headphone port, a notification LED, a ‘sensible key’ and ‘triple slots’ – doubtless for 2 SIM playing cards and a microSD card.
On Instagram in the meantime, an Asus govt posted Morse code which, in accordance with GSMArena, reveals that the cellphone could have a 5,000mAh battery and a dual-lens rear digital camera, with 48MP and 13MP lenses.
That 5,000mAh battery declare has been made extra apparent in a subsequent teaser from Asus which you’ll see under. This one additionally features a clearer take a look at the cellphone, highlighting the shortage of bezel on the high.
5000 > 1+7+3700, so why select strange when you may #DefyOrdinary? #ZenFone6 pic.twitter.com/x8R24953mSMay 14, 2019
These aren’t the one ZenFone 6 teasers both, as beforehand the corporate posted another image (under) which exhibits the define of a cellphone that seemingly lacks bezels, a notch or a punch-hole, suggesting the Asus ZenFone 6 might need an all-screen design.
The teaser additionally reads “Defy Ordinary”, which suggests the cellphone may have an uncommon design or options.
There’s no scarcity of leaks both. According to an inventory on AnTuTu for instance, the ZenFone 6 has a 1080 x 2340 decision display screen, 48MP cameras on each the entrance and again, 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, in addition to operating Android 9 Pie.
We’ve additionally seen leaked pictures probably displaying the cellphone. Both units had been shared by Sudhanshu Ambhore, with the primary ones being case renders posted on SlashLeaks.
Here is your first take a look at the #Asus #ZenFone6 case renders.half pic.twitter.com/wPVlfyMLxdMay 8, 2019
You can see that there’s a dual-lens digital camera on the again, but additionally a transparent notch on the entrance, which we weren’t anticipating primarily based on teasers.
However, it’s attainable that multiple mannequin will likely be launched, as each a ZenFone 6 and a ZenFone 6Z have been talked about by the supply. It would make sense for the corporate to launch each, as there’s each a ZenFone 5 and a ZenFone 5Z.
Confusingly although the second, newer set of pictures from the supply proven under additionally supposedly present the usual ZenFone 6, but present a totally totally different design, with a slider mechanism for each the selfie digital camera and the audio system – that is extra in step with what we’d count on from the flagship, no matter it launches as.
Some extra pics with higher high quality.#Asus #ZenFone6 half pic.twitter.com/1s5lQlRTEGMay 10, 2019
Making issues much more complicated we have additionally now seen leaked pictures from Roland Quandt (a good leaker), which present a distinct design once more, this time with an all-screen entrance and a digital camera that may swivel from the again to the entrance.
This is the most up-to-date leak and the one that appears most in step with official teasers, so we would say this is the almost certainly design – although once more, there may be a number of fashions with totally different design.
ASUS ZenFone 6 half (sure, seen elsewhere earlier than, sat on these for some time, as I had no specs, so right here ya go.) pic.twitter.com/syTfJmI4qIMay 15, 2019
Questions concerning the design apart, if the rumors pan out, then alongside what we already know for positive concerning the ZenFone 6 it sounds prefer it may very well be a very high-end handset in most methods, although the display screen decision may very well be barely disappointing. But then this in all probability gained’t price as a lot as most flagships. We’ll know for positive quickly.