ASUS to launch 6z, not ZenFone 6, in India on June 19


The landing of Asus ZenFone 6 in India has been teased by Asus and Flipkart for a long while, yet the ongoing Delhi High court-directed restraint on the sale of Zen or ZenFone-branded items put some uncertainty via smartphone's India launch.

Already available for purchase in Europe and Taiwan, the Zenfone 6 is also supposed to launch in India later this month. The phone will be making its debut just three days later than its scheduled date, that is on June 19.

Under the hood, the Asus 6Z gets powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor along with Adreno 640 GPU. While this device is yet to be launched in India, it looks like the company has rolled out the much-awaited feature to the smartphone.

Taiwanese smartphone maker Asus recently launched its flagship smartphone Zenfone 6 in Spain.

Aside from the name change to ASUS 6Z, the phone itself is unchanged from the standard version of the ZenFone 6.

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Asus Zenfone 6 is equipped with dual 5-magnet stereo speaker, Dual NxP smartamps, dual mic and a 3.5mm headphone jack. It packs up to 8GB LPDDR4X RAM and up to 256GB UFS 2.1 storage.

The Asus 6z is priced at Euro 499 (roughly Rs 39,100) for the 6GB + 64GB variant and Euro 559 (roughly Rs. 43,800) for the 6GB + 128GB version.

The latest ASUS flagship smartphone comes with a notch-less 6.46-inch NanoEdge IPS LCD display with Full HD+ resolution and HDR10 support.

The smartphone runs on Android 9 Pie with ZenUI 6 on top. The storage is expandable up to 1TB with microSD. The Asus Zenfone 6 sports a flip camera with 48MP main sensor with Dual LED Flash, f/1.79 aperture and a 13MP secondary camera with 125-degree ultra-wide lens and f/2.4 aperture. The Flip camera also functions as a front camera where the module flips up towards the front.

Now it is pretty clear that this new legal verdict from the Delhi High Court will act as a big roadblock for Asus, but since this would be a significant launch for the company, they are likely to go all in with a new promotional campaign and a new name.