A Flipkart listing with the new name has confirmed that the smartphone will be launching in India on June 19.
After a recent Delhi High Court Order, Asus is now refrained from using ‘Zen’ or ‘ZenFone’ due to trademark issue. The company was expected to launch Zenfone 6 in India around June 19. But now, Asus has dropped Zenfone naming and it will be launching Asus 6z instead in India. It is still not confirmed if the new nomenclature is a temporary one or a permanent one.
A Flipkart listing with the new name has confirmed that the smartphone will be launching in India on June 19. A dedicated page for the Asus 6z on Flipkart also lists all the key features and specifications of the phone. The Asus official website however still shows Zenfone 6 name which is also expected to change soon. Meanwhile, sources close to the development have told The Mobile Indian that the Asus 6z will be launched in India on June 19.
For the pricing, Asus 6z is priced at EUR 499 (roughly Rs 39,100) for the 6GB + 64GB variant, EUR 559 (roughly Rs. 43,800) for the 6GB + 128GB version while the top-end 8GB + 256GB variant is priced at EUR 599 (roughly Rs. 47,000). The smartphone comes in Midnight Black and Twilight Silver colour options. In India, the phone is expected to be launched around Rs 45,000.
The major highlight of the Asus 6z of the new flipping camera mechanism. The rear camera flips into the selfie camera with a touch of a button. The phone features a 48-megapixel primary sensor with f/1.79 aperture, and a 13-megapixel secondary sensor with a 125-degree ultra-wide angle lens and f/2.4 aperture. The cameras are capable of shooting at 4K 60fps with features like auto panorama among others.
Asus 6z features a 6.4-inch Full HD+ NanoEdge display with a screen resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels, 19.5:9 aspect ratio, 600nits brightness, HDR support and Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection. The phone is backed up by a massive 5,000mAh battery with support for Quick Charge 4.0 and it runs on Android 9.0 Pie, which based on ZenUI 6. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor along with Adreno 640 GPU. The dimensions are 159.1x75.11x8.1-9.1mm and it weighs 190 grams.