The largest smartphone to belong to ASUS’ latest, inexpensive phone lineup is the ZenFone 6. Sporting a humongous display, this dual-core device has the best camera, as well as biggest battery capacity and internal storage, among the newly-announced ZenFone trio.

The Asus ZenFone 6 is in several aspects similar to its middling brother, the ZenFone 5. Here we still the same Intel-Atom Z2580 processor running under the hood with Quad-Thread Hyper-Threading technology. External expansion capacity, preinstalled OS, GPU, and connectivity options are also the same. Screen resolution even remains at 720p and unfortunately lowers pixel density down to around 245ppi.

Asus ZenFone 6 Specs

  • Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, Asus ZenUI
  • 6-inch IPS LCD (720×1280 HD), ~245ppi
  • 2GHz dual-core Intel Atom Z2580 processor
  • PowerVR SGX 544MP2
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8/16GB internal storage
  • microSD support up to 64GB
  • 13-megapixel main camera, with autofocus and LED flash
  • 2-megapixel front camera
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • 3G, HSPA+
  • Bluetooth
  • GPS, A-GPS
  • Dimensions: 166.9 x 84.3 x 9.9-5.5mm
  • Weight: 200g
  • 3230mAh battery

As mentioned above, the ZenFone 6’s camera is the best of the bunch. At 13 megapixels, the back-illuminated sensor (BSI) is enhanced by ASUS PixelMaster technology for low-light shooting. It’s capable of recording 1080p HD videos and has autofocus, LED flash, and digital image stabilization. It’s also partnered by a 2-megapixel front shooter that’s good enough for making video calls.

Other features found in the ZenFone 6 include the company’s SonicMaster audio technology to emulate a surround sound experience through headphones during video and music playback. GloveTouch and PenTouch technologies are also present for receiving touch input from actual pens, pencils, and gloved hands.

Pricing for the Asus ZenFone 6 starts at $199. Just like with the ZenFone 5, there are four color options: champagne gold, cherry red, pearl white, and charcoal black. Market availability and release date remain unknown.

[Source: Asus]

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  1. As the biggest handset of the trio, I found this ‘phablet’ to be too wide and unwieldy; operating it with just my thumb was out of the question. However, it’s understandable that someone with bigger hands than mine will find the 6 more comfortable.