Asus has started hyping its next flagship phone, aka ZenFone 6. After teasing the ZenFone 6’s all-screen and no-notch design, Asus has revealed some key features of the phone on social media. The company has shared a schematic diagram of the ZenFone 6 on Twitter confirming the phone in question will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, while a separate Instagram post by Asus’ Marcel Campos hints the phone will come with dual rear cameras (48MP+13MP) and a 5,000mAh battery.
As per the schematics shared by Asus, the ZenFone 6 will come with Qualcomm’s latest and greatest Snapdragon 855 mobile processor – which isn’t surprising since it is going to be Asus’ top-tier flagship for 2019 after all. Fans and enthusiasts will be glad to know that Asus is retaining the 3.5mm audio jack in the ZenFone 6 – something that is fast becoming a rarity in flagship phones. Asus is also adding a smart key in the ZenFone 6, which should be its take on OnePlus’ popular alert slider switch.
The ZenFone 6 will pack a triple card slot, which also confirms that the phone will support expandable storage (and dual SIM). There will be a speaker vent at the bottom and USB Type-C for charging and data syncing.
Marcel’s Instagram post meanwhile indirectly confirms dual rear cameras consisting of one 48MP sensor and another 13MP sensor. The ZenFone 6 could be the first flagship phone in the world to come with a massive 5,000mAh battery under the hood, if Marcel’s Easter egg (which is in Morse code, by the way) is anything to go by.
Asus has already confirmed that the ZenFone 6 will be a full-screen smartphone, without any notch or display cutout to obstruct your view. This means that the ZenFone 6 will either have a pop-up or elevating selfie camera like the Vivo V15 Pro and Oppo F11 Pro or a more comprehensive slider mechanism like the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 – we'll have to wait and watch out on that one.
Asus will launch the ZenFone 6 at a keynote event in Spain on May 16. It is yet to be seen if the ZenFone 6 will be a whole series of phones like the ZenFone 5, or whether Asus is going to cut short the number of high-end phones it launches this year.