Asus ZenFone 6 release date, price, news and leaks


Change: The Asus Zenfone 6 is now official. You can read our first news of the phone here, and we’ll have our first impressions on the system shortly.

In the meanwhile’s the day – the Asus ZenFone 6 is being launched as we communicate (Might 16) at 11AM PT / 2PM ET / 7PM BST, or 5AM AEDT on Friday 17, and we’ll be reporting dwell from the event.

Whereas the ZenFone 6 will not be in your radar it most likely must be, as a result of it appears set to provide high-end specs and choices seemingly at a decrease price than rivals.

Ahead of the announcement, some points have already been confirmed by Asus – everyone knows as an example that it has a top-end Snapdragon 855 chipset – whereas loads of totally different particulars have been rumored.

You’ll uncover the whole thing that everyone knows and suspect in regards to the cellphone beneath, along with data on everytime you may have the power to buy it and what it might price.

Scale back to the chase

  • What’s it? The next Asus flagship
  • When is it out? It’s being launched on Might 16 (that’s as we communicate!)
  • What will it worth? Unknown, nevertheless most likely decrease than most flagships

Asus ZenFone 6 launch date and worth

The Asus ZenFone 6 is being launched as we communicate (Might 16), so we’ll know all about it in a short time. Must tune in? Here’s how to watch the live stream.

In any case, that’s not primarily everytime you’ll have the power to buy the cellphone, nonetheless it’s extra more likely to go on sale inside a number of weeks of that date and there’s a possibility it is going to seemingly be made instantly on the market.

As for what it might price, the one rumor there comes from ITHome, which claims it will start at NT$19,990 (roughly $645/£495/AU$930) for a mannequin with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.

It apparently rises to NT$23,990 (spherical $775/£600/AU$1,115) for a model with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, and tops out at NT$29,990 (roughly $965/£750/AU$1,385) for a mannequin with 12GB of RAM and 512GB of storage.

In any case, we wouldn’t anticipate a direct international cash conversion, nevertheless that means this can in all probability be a reasonably pricey cellphone, whereas nonetheless most likely undercutting the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S10 and Huawei P30 Pro.

Asus ZenFone 6 info and leaks

As well-known above throughout the worth half, there’s focus on 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 solely a rumor for now, nevertheless what everyone knows for positive is that the ZenFone 6 could have a Snapdragon 855 chipset, as a teaser tweeted by Asus consists of an image saying as loads.

Image credit: Asus

(Image: © Asus)

The image, which you’ll see above, moreover lists a 3.5mm headphone port, a notification LED, a ‘smart key’ and ‘triple slots’ – seemingly for two SIM taking part in playing cards and a microSD card.

On Instagram within the meantime, an Asus authorities posted Morse code which, in step with GSMArena, reveals that the cellphone could have a 5,000mAh battery and a dual-lens rear digicam, with 48MP and 13MP lenses.

That 5,000mAh battery declare has been made additional obvious in a subsequent teaser from Asus which you’ll see beneath. This one moreover contains a clearer take a look on the cellphone, highlighting the scarcity of bezel on the excessive.

These aren’t the one ZenFone 6 teasers each, as beforehand the company posted another image (beneath) which reveals the outline of a cellphone that seemingly lacks bezels, a notch or a punch-hole, suggesting the Asus ZenFone 6 may have an all-screen design.

Image credit: Asus

(Image: © Asus)

The teaser moreover reads “Defy Ordinary”, which suggests the cellphone could have an unusual design or choices.

There’s no shortage of leaks each. In keeping with a list on AnTuTu as an example, the ZenFone 6 has a 1080 x 2340 determination show, 48MP cameras on every the front and back, 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, along with working Android 9 Pie.

We’ve moreover seen leaked footage in all probability displaying the cellphone. Every items have been shared by Sudhanshu Ambhore, with the first ones being case renders posted on SlashLeaks.

You can see that there’s a dual-lens digicam on the once more, however as well as a clear notch on the doorway, which we weren’t anticipating based totally on teasers.

Nonetheless, it’s doable that a few model will in all probability be launched, as every a ZenFone 6 and a ZenFone 6Z have been talked about by the provision. It would make sense for the company to launch every, as there’s every a ZenFone 5 and a ZenFone 5Z.

Confusingly though the second, newer set of images from the provision confirmed beneath moreover supposedly current the standard ZenFone 6, however current a really fully totally different design, with a slider mechanism for every the selfie digicam and the audio system – that’s additional in line with what we’d anticipate from the flagship, regardless of it launches as.

Making points way more sophisticated we’ve moreover now seen leaked footage from Roland Quandt (an excellent leaker), which current a definite design as soon as extra, this time with an all-screen entrance and a digicam which will swivel from the once more to the doorway.

That’s the latest leak and the one which seems most in line with official teasers, so we would say that’s the most undoubtedly design – though as soon as extra, there could also be quite a few fashions with fully totally different design.

Questions in regards to the design aside, if the rumors pan out, then alongside what we already know for sure in regards to the ZenFone 6 it sounds choose it is likely to be a very high-end handset in most strategies, though the show determination is likely to be barely disappointing. Nonetheless then this most likely acquired’t worth as loads as most flagships. We’ll know for sure shortly.


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