Asus just announced the Zenfone 6 - the latest in a line that was massively successful a few years ago (the Zenfone 2 was one of the highlights of 2015), but somehow couldn't keep that mainstream appeal long-term. But if any phone will help rekindle that flame, it's this one.
We got to spend a couple of days with the Zenfone 6 (ZS630KL for those who enjoy Asus' naming nomenclature) prior to the announcement, and we've already managed to gather quite a few intriguing bits about it to share here.
We opened with the most obvious one in the clip above - the Zenfone 6 has a dual camera that sits on a motorized platform which rotates 180 degrees and flips the main camera over to take selfies. There's more to it, of course, and we'll go over it in more detail on the following pages.
Asus says the swivel mechanism wasn't meant to be the star of the show, but ended up being a consequence of their push to simply make a good phone for power users. That meant a bezelless display that's as big as comfortably possible, the latest internals for smooth performance, a lot of battery, and good cameras. It just so happened the Zenfone 6's development that this was the only right way.
Speaking of internals, have a quick look at the sheet below, before we move on.
It's a remarkable set of features beyond the main stuff too - the Zenfone 6 comes with a headphone jack, a dedicated microSD slot, an FM radio receiver, and stereo speakers. If only there was an IR emitter, we hear you sigh - oh, well, that's missing.
Let's move on to the hands-on area, where we'll get to see how the Zenfone 6 does beyond the paper and into the real world.
Unfortunately, this Zenfone 6 has not been launching in Malaysia as promised! We're not getting this unit unless we import from other countries through online shopping platform like Shopee and Lazada, sad to say this.
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