Smartphone brands are trying their best to provide a full view display on smartphones. 2018 was the year of Notches including the Teardrop notch and the Bathtub Notch on the Pixel 3. Now, it is looking like we will see so many smartphones with the Pop-up selfie camera in 2019 for the Notch-less experience. But here is a twist from the Asus. The latest flagship Asus ZenFone 6 comes with the Flip Camera Mechanism. There are so many uses of this flip camera. Let’s look at the Asus ZenFone 6 Camera features. Also, the phone is coming to India very soon so let’s discuss the Asus ZenFone 6 India Launch.
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Asus Zenfone 6 Camera Specifications
Asus ZenFone 6 has dual camera setup on the back which also works as the selfie camera. The Primary sensor on the ZenFone 6 is 48MP Sony IMX586 with an aperture of f/1.79. The secondary sensor is a wide angle 13MP lens with 125 degrees of field of view. Laser auto-focus is present too and the dual LED flash is also there. But there is no selfie camera on the front. Because the back camera setup also doubles up as the front camera. On the video side, it can shoot 4K at 60fps with EIS and slow-motion videos up to 480fps.
Asus is using a Flip Camera mechanism. The back camera flips up to the front for the selfie! Sounds interesting, right? Have a look at the Asus ZenFone 6 Camera Features.
Probably ZenFone 6 is the first smartphone to offer true 48MP selfie camera. Sony IMX586 is a pretty capable sensor and the flip camera helps to click a selfie in the 48MP of resolution. Unlike the pop-up selfie camera, which has a different selfie camera this Flip camera mechanism looks way better. This is insane!
Wide Angle Selfie Camera
The dual rear camera setup also packs a 13MP wide-angle camera, it means the ZenFone 6 allows users to take wide angle selfies too. It is not the first time. Pixel 3 also has a wide-angle selfie camera in that big bathtub notch. Samsung Galaxy S10+ also has a wide-angle selfie camera.
4K @60fps In The Front Camera
Almost all the flagship smartphone offers 4K video recording with 60 frames per second in the back camera. However, most of the phone can only shoot 4K video @30fps in the front camera. But because the camera flips in the ZenFone 6, you can shoot 4K @60fps videos with the front camera as well. Also, with the EIS turned on. Asus has mentioned in the launch event that this is an ideal smartphone for the content creator.
Asus ZenFone 6 is the World’s first Auto-Panorama smartphone camera. Asus is using “Discover A New Degree Of Photography” tagline. The motorised Flip camera is controllable. There is an option to capture Auto-panorama in ZenFone 6. Basically, the Flip camera rotates up to 180 degrees. So there is no need to move your phone in a horizontal or vertical line to click a Panorama shot. Just choose Auto-Panorama and the Flip camera will start flipping and it will capture 180-degree Panorama shot. That’s awesome!
The Flip Camera packs a lot of interesting features. It is capable of tracking objects too. Just click on any object and the Flip camera will rotate automatically to keep that subject in the centre of the frame. It is very useful while shooting something. According to Asus, it is World’s first flagship with motion tracking feature.
Other Asus ZenFone 6 Camera Features
It seems like the Flip Camera mechanism is the most ideal and useful camera setup ever. It can be used to capture such good images and videos. Also, the Flip camera can be controlled manually by the Volume Keys or by the on-screen buttons. This Flip camera works with almost all the app, so you can also use the Flip Camera mechanism in Instagram and Snapchat. Enhanced HDR allows capturing a better dynamic range. And of course, there is a dedicated Night Mode to capture bright photos in low-light scenarios.
There is no telephoto lens like the OnePlus 7 Pro. But Asus has promised to release an update, after the update we can capture 2x lossless images. It is a software-based zooming feature but 48MP sensor helps here to capture more details.
Asus ZenFone 6 Specifications
The Flip camera is the most interesting feature of the ZenFone 6. But it is a flagship smartphone from Asus and it packs all the flagship grade specifications.
|Display||6.4″ FHD+ LCD Display (Corning Gorilla Glass 6)|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 855|
|RAM + Storage||6/8GB + 64/128/256GB (Dedicated microSD card slot)|
|Battery||5000mAh with 18 W Fast Charging. Supports Quick Charge 4.0|
|Front Camera||48MP Sony IMX586 + 13MP Wide Angle Lens with 125-degree field of view|
|Back Camera||48MP Sony IMX586 + 13MP Wide Angle Lens with 125-degree field of view|
|Android Version||ZenUI 6 on top of Android 9.0 Pie|
|Price||(6+64GB) EUR 499 = Rs 39,100
(6+128GB) EUR 559 = Rs 43,800
(8+256GB) EUR 599 = Rs 47,000
Also, the 3.5mm Audio Jack is present. It comes with the stereo speakers which is quite loud. Unlike the In-Display Fingerprint Sensor in the OnePlus 7 Pro, it has a physical fingerprint sensor on the back.
Asus ZenFone 6 India Launch
The official launch date of Asus ZenFone 6 in India is not confirmed yet. However, the official website of Asus teases that the Asus ZenFone 6 is coming to India soon. And similar to all other Asus smartphones it is going to be a Flipkart Exclusive phone. We will inform you whenever Asus ZenFone 6 India Launch date will confirm.
Which is the most exciting Flip Camera Feature? Let us know in the comment section below.