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Asus Zenfone 6 to launch on May 16: Everything we know about Asus flagship

Asus Zenfone 6 is scheduled to launch on May 16 at an event in Valencia, Spain. Here is a roundup of everything we know about the upcoming Asus flagship.

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Zenfone 6: Here is everything we know about the specifications, design and features of the design. (Image source: Twitter/Asus)

Asus has announced the launch date of its flagship device Zenfone 6. The company will be revealing the phone at an event in Valencia, Spain on May 16 at 8:00 pm CEST (Central European Summer Time), which translates to 11:30 pm in India.

The company will also livestream the event on its website, and possibly on its social media handles. While the company has been sharing teasers for its upcoming smartphone, Zenfone 6 also had its fair share of leaks in the past. Here is everything we know about the Asus Zenfone 6 so far.

Asus revealed the front panel of the Zenfone 6 in a new teaser poster. The phone can be seen with a bezel-less design without a notch or a hole in the screen. It is not clear whether the screen has curved edges or not. For the front camera, the Zenfone 6 has two options– to either go with a popup camera mechanism or employ a slider.

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Asus shared the poster on Twitter for the Zenfone 6 launch. (Image source: Twitter/Asus)

Tipster Evan Blass shared some renders on Twitter for a 5G dual slider device from one of Asus’ Zenfone 5 designers. He also shared some hands-on images of a phone which look like a concept dummy. While he did not mention that the phone in question is the Zenfone 6, but it is possible that the latest Asus flagship will go with a similar slider design.

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On the Asus website, we can see a poster for the Zenfone 6, which has Qualcomm Snapdragon written over it. It might be safe to assume that the Zenfone 6 will feature the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, given the Zenfone 5Z features Snapdragon 845 chipset.

Last month, MySmartPrice spotted Zenfone 6 on the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) certification website with model number ASUS_I01WD. As per the FCC listing, the phone will have 18W fast charging support. The FCC website also reveals an illustration of the back panel of the device. It shows a dual rear camera setup and a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor on the phone, placed below the horizontal camera module.

The phone was also spotted on the benchmarking sites AnTuTu and Geekbench with the same model number ASUS_I01WD. The same model also received Wi-Fi certification last month. As per the AnTuTu listing, the Zenfone 6 features a full HD+ display with 1080×2340 pixels resolution and 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The phone will have 6GB of RAM, 128GB of internal storage, and it will run on Android 9 Pie out-of-the-box.

Since the Zenfone 6 will be the successor to the Zenfone 5Z, we can expect the new flagship to have slightly better specifications than the previous one. Asus Zenfone 5Z features a 6.2-inch Full HD+ IPS notched display with 2246×1080 resolution and 19:9 aspect ratio.

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The Zenfone 5Z features a dual camera set up at the back where the primary camera is a 12MP Sony IMX363 sensor with f/1.8 aperture and the secondary camera is an 8MP wide-angle lens. The front camera on the phone is an 8MP sensor with EIS support. The phone is powered by Snapdragon 845 processor and sports a 3,300 mAh battery.