ASUS India today announced the launch of extraordinary ASUS 6z, a powerful smartphone featuring the unique Motorised Flip Camera, a groundbreaking innovation that heralds a new era of mobile photography and Flagship smartphones.
Speaking at the launch, Jonney Shih, Chairman, ASUS said, “We constantly challenge ourselves to give people the best experience possible and ASUS 6z is the ultimate illustration of our passion and persistence for innovation and technology. We’re proud of what we’ve accomplished, and we hope our users are too.”
“We are excited to see the latest ASUS flagship smartphone, 6Z, launch in India today,” said Rajen Vagadia, Vice President & President, Qualcomm India & SAARC. “The Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform is built to deliver power packed performance and speed for even the most demanding of users. The truly innovative camera design combined with the unparalleled processing power of the Snapdragon 855 will deliver exceptional images and videos to consumers in India.”
“The new Asus 6z has truly defied ordinary in the flagship segment! The innovation that the new 6z brings is intuitive and solves real photography challenges of today’s consumers. As the leader in the smartphone category online, Flipkart has always endeavored to offer the best selection at every price point. We are confident that 6z will resonate with our consumers.” Flipkart, Senior Director, Smartphones, Aditya Soni.
Flip Camera is an innovative solution that simultaneously addresses the twin problems of display ‘notches’ and low-resolution front-facing cameras. The motorized flip-up camera module contains a 48MP Sony IMX586 main camera and a 13MP 125° ultrawide secondary camera, driven by a custom precision stepper motor that flips the module by a full 180° to switch the cameras from rear to front use. The rotation of the camera is controllable, giving users the unprecedented ability to take professional‑grade shots from any position.
The 6.4-inch ASUS 6z has a notchless NanoEdge all-screen display, with Corning® Gorilla® Glass 6 for an immersive, near-borderless viewing experience and the toughest protection available. Powered by the flagship Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 855 Mobile Platform, ASUS 6z delivers up to 45% uplift in CPU performance and up to 20% faster graphic rendering compared to the previous generation[i]. A monster 5000mAh battery — one of the largest available in a flagship smartphone — provides up to two days of non‑stop use.
ASUS 6z truly defies ordinary, combining extreme performance and flexible, high-quality photography in a compact design with instantly recognizable futuristic styling.
Available in beautiful Midnight Black color, the ASUS 6z includes inbox a high quality protective case, Hi-Res Audio Headset and 18 Watts Quick Charge 4.0 Charger.
Boundless viewing experience
For a truly immersive near-borderless viewing experience, ASUS 6z is equipped with a 6.4‑inch all‑screen NanoEdge slim-bezel display that has an incredible 92% screen‑to‑body ratio. The notchless design — made possible by the unique Flip Camera — makes any visual task more enjoyable, whether it is browsing the web, messaging friends or watching movies. A cinema-grade 100% DCI-P3 color gamut ensures rich, lifelike colors and up to 600nits brightness makes it easy to read what’s onscreen, even when outdoors. The latest Corning Gorilla Glass 6 covers the front display, for unmatched scratch resistance and drop protection and back featuring a 3D-curved glass. Gorilla Glass 6 is tested to withstand multiple drops from a meter in height, ensuring 6z can easily survive accidental knocks and drops.
Extreme performance, long-lasting battery
ASUS 6z is powered by the latest Snapdragon 855 built on, a 7nm process and featuring an octa‑core CPU configuration capable of clock-speeds of up to 2.84GHz. This flagship mobile platform provides ASUS 6z with ultrafast, super smooth performance and blazing fast LTE data speeds, enabling it to run even some of the most demanding apps and games with ease. Snapdragon 855 delivers up to a 45% uplift in CPU performance, up to 20% faster graphic rendering compared to the previous generation1, while harnessing the best in 4G connectivity with the built in Snapdragon X24 LTE modem. A monster high‑capacity 5000mAh battery provides up to two days of battery life, which delivers up to 26 days of 4G standby, up to 21 hours of Wi-Fi web browsing and up to 33.3 hours of talk time. With such power on tap, users can browse more, talk more, or stream their favorite videos virtually all day without worrying the battery. The smartphone is equipped with USB type C charging slot and supports Quick Charge 4.0 fast charging. An 18-Watts Quick Charge 4.0 Charger is provided inbox.
Unique Flip Camera
ASUS 6z introduces the groundbreaking Flip Camera, a motorized flip-up dual-camera module that serves as both front and rear cameras. This innovative solution means that there is no need for a camera notch to mar the display. Additionally, it also means that Flip Camera offers the same high-resolution photos and shooting capabilities whether it is used as a front camera or as rear.
The main camera of ASUS 6z boasts the latest Sony IMX586 48MP sensor with an f/1.79 wide aperture lens and Quad Bayer technology for incredible day and night photography. The 2×1 OCL PDAF autofocus system provides the best focus and anti‑shake performance, and the 13MP 125° ultra-wide secondary camera lets users fit more friends and scenery in the shot, with real-time distortion correction.
The Flip Camera module is made from liquid metal (amorphous alloy); a highly advanced material that is 20% lighter than stainless steel, but with four times the strength. For added protection, a G‑sensor in the module detects the rate of acceleration, allowing Flip Camera to automatically return the module to a safe position if the phone is dropped.
A custom precision stepper motor smoothly rotates the camera module by up to a full 180° between front and rear camera positions. In the unique Free Angle mode, Flip Camera can be positioned at any angle, giving users the freedom to frame their subjects from high or low angles without having to contort themselves into awkward or uncomfortable shooting positions. There are several other unique shooting modes available, including Auto Panorama for assisted panoramic shots, and Motion Tracking for automatic subject tracking when recording videos. The new HDR+ Enhanced and Super Night modes provide the best day and night photography experience.
Un-Matched Selfie Camera
48 MP Sony IMX 586 and 13 MP Ultra-wide camera with Dual LED Flash and Laser Auto Focus in the rear flips to the front offering best in class front camera hardware. Various modes such as Slow-Motion, Time Lapse, Auto Panorama, Night and Pro mode are supported in the front camera. Front cameras also best in class for video recording supporting up to 4K 60 FPS video with EIS.
As an indication of its unrivaled selfie capabilities, the Flip Camera in 6z achieved a total score of 98 in the DxOMark Selfie benchmark. This is currently the highest overall score recorded, with a selfie photo score of 101 and a selfie video score of 93. The DxOMark test report commented that selfie photos taken with Flip Camera deliver fine details with efficient noise reduction, pleasant color and skin tones rendering, accurate autofocus, and accurate target exposure in photo. Selfie videos were noted to shows great detail, good control of the noise on the face and in the background, both in indoor and outdoor conditions, with great colors and efficient stabilization.
ASUS 6z has dual five-magnet stereo speakers that deliver deep, rich and expansive stereo sound. These are driven by dual NXP smart amplifiers that ensure maximum volume while intelligently protecting them from damage. ASUS 6z supports Hi-Res Audio files encoded at up to 24-bit/192KHz sample rates — 4X better than CD quality. Additionally, the smartphone also sports a 3.5mm jack and supports DTS Headphone:X™ for 7.1-channel virtual surround-sound over headphones, with Bluetooth 5.0 Apt:X technology, which can stream HD audio to Apt:X capable Bluetooth headsets for a truly immersive aural experience. For an enhanced listening experience right out of the box, a set of premium earphones are inbox with ASUS 6z. This earphone supports Hi-Res Audio, which are tuned by the renowned specialist headphone company 1MORE to ensure premium sound for an enhanced listening experience. Asus 6z also does not miss the essential of FM Radio support.
Smoother, faster and simpler
The new user interface provides enhanced smoothness and speed, and it is simple and easy to use even for users new to ASUS 6z. It has a cleaner and more streamlined look that provides only the essentials, and there is a new Dark Mode color scheme that helps reduce eyestrain in low‑light environments.
The redesigned interface has super smooth animations, and is easier for one-handed use, with commands and other apps neatly arranged along the sides of the display within easy reach of the user’s thumb.
OptiFlex™ accelerates app launches and reloads, and saves power in standby mode by learning the user’s favorite apps. This keeps the most‑used apps loaded in the memory, so they are always ready to go. A new ‘Private Listening’ mode plays all voice messages and Google Assistant interactions via the earpiece only, so no messages will be read aloud in public.
The new physical Smart Key on the side of ASUS 6z can be customized to initiate popular actions, including Google Assistant tasks. It supports single press, double press or press-and-hold modes that can be assigned to different actions.
The new user interface supports Dual Apps features, which allows you to create dual accounts for popular apps such as WhatsApp and Facebook. Phone call recording feature is built into ASUS 6z, which enables recording and saving important conversations either manually or automatically. Additionally, the smartphone features ASUS Data Transfer app, enables file transferring between computer, smartphone to ASUS 6z.
For maximum flexibility and superb call quality, Asus 6z supports dual 4G LTE SIMs with Dual SIM, Dual VoLTE (DSDV) capabilities. This allows both SIMs to be on active standby, and supports enhanced HD voice calls over 4G LTE on both SIMs.
Asus 6z can be unlocked in both using the face unlock, or using the rear fingerprint sensor, and the integrated NFC capability allows Asus 6z to be used securely with Google Pay™.
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PRICING AND AVAILABILITY:
ASUS 6z will be available in three variants namely 6GB / 64GB for ₹31,999/-; 6GB / 128GB for ₹34,999/-, and the 8GB / 256GB for ₹39,999/- from June 26, 2019 on Flipkart.