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ASUS 6Z to be launched on June 19th in India, without the Zenfone branding

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Ashwin Karthik
Originally a Business Grad, Ashwin is a natural at testing and reviewing apps & games for Windows and Android Apps, as well as flashing ROMs. A proud owner of a Samsung Galaxy S7 and an ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M1, he is also an avid gamer and loves playing on his PC & Nintendo consoles.

Asus Zenfone 6 may be launched in India as Asus 6z without the Zenfone branding. The ASUS 6Z India launch date has been revealed. And yes, that’s what the dual flip camera phone could retail as in our Country.

ASUS 6Z India launch date

The Taiwanese OEM was prohibited by the Delhi High Court, from using the Zen and the Zenfone brands for its devices sold in India. The court case is still going on with next hearing occuringsometime later.

Though this won’t prevent it from launching devices, ASUS may have no choice but to remove the words from the names of the phones. We could be looking at ASUS Max Pro, ASUS Max, etc.

The same applies to the Zenfone 6 which was recently announced in Spain. The device will debut as the ASUS 6Z in India, and it kind of makes sense considering its predecessor was the Zenfone 5Z.

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Let’s revisit the device’s hardware.

ASUS 6Z specs

  • Display: 6.4-inch Full HD+ (2340 × 1080 pixels), Corning Gorilla Glass 6, 19.5:9 aspect ratio, 92% screen to body ratio, 600 nits brightness, 100% DCI P3 Color Gamut
  • Operating System: Android 9 Pie with Zen UI, Stock like (Android Q + Android R updates guaranteed)
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 octa core @2.84GHz
  • GPU: Adreno 640
  • Memory: 6GB/8GB/12GB RAM
  • Storage: 128GB/256GB/512GB + dedicated microSD card slot
  • Battery: 5000mAh, Quick Charge 4
  • Dual Flip Cameras: 48MP Sony IMX 586, 1.6µm Pixel Size, PDAF, Laser auto-focus + 13MP 125° Ultra-Wide angle lens, LED Flash, EIS, 4K 60fps
  • Connectivity: Dual Nano SIM, 3.5 mm headphone jack, NFC, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4GHz + 5GHz, 2×2 MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct
  • Misc: Notification LED, Fingerprint scanner, Stereo Speakers, Smart Key
  • Colours: Midnight Black, Twilight Silver
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ASUS 6Z India launch date

According to a teaser page on Flipkart, the ASUS 6Z India launch date is set for June 19th.

ASUS 6Z India price (expected)

The Zenfone 6 6GB RAM variant has been priced at NT$ 17,990 in Taiwan. The Zenfone 6 8GB RAM variant carries a price tag of $NT 20,990.

Converting those to our currency, we think the Zenfone 6Z India price will start at Rs. 40,000 for the 6GB RAM variant, and Rs. 46,000 for the 8GB model. But given that the OnePlus 7 will provide some competition for the device, not to mention the impending launch of the Redmi K20 Pro aka Poco F2, ASUS could price the Zenfone 6Z aggressively.


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