This year, we haven’t seen too many launches or announcements by Asus till now. However, the Taiwanese electronics maker is reportedly all set to launch its Asus Zenfone 6 on May 16, 2019.
Weeks ahead of its official release, Asus Zenfone 6 smartphone has reportedly received Wi-Fi certification from the Wi-Fi Alliance, which holds the model number ASUS_I01WD.
Although not much has been revealed about the smartphone in the listing but it is confirmed that the device runs Android 9.0 Pie. For connectivity, it will have the dual-band Wi-Fi connection with support for 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequency bands. According to some earlier leaks, Asus Zenfone 6 might come with a notch-less display along with a triple-rear camera setup. But Asus Zenfone 6 is also rumoured to sport a bezel-less and notch-less display.
Although the listing doesn’t mention the exact name of smartphone, it does say that the model number of the device – ASUS_I01WD. And considering that Asus hasn’t launched any flagship smartphone this year, the listed smartphone could be the Zenfone 6.
In February, advertisement images were leaked online which showed that the launch of the Zenfone 6 will take place in Valencia, Spain on May 16, 2019. The images also featured an outline of the device with bezel-less and notch-less design. Later, Asus confirmed about the launch of the device through a tweet.
Similar to previous Asus smartphones, the Zenfone 6 might come in multiple variants. And there is also a strong possibility that the deice might be powered by the Snapdragon 855 SoC which is Qualcomm’s flagship CPU of 2019. Besides the listings and the launch date of the device, no other specification is known about the Zenfone 6.
— ASUS (@ASUS) February 25, 2019
It should be noted that Asus Zenfone 5Z is the flagship device of the company for 2018. The smartphone is powered by Snapdragon 845 SoC coupled with 6GB/8GB of RAM. Asus Zenfone 5Z comes with 128GB/256GB of internal storage with support of microSD card of up to 2TB. It sports a 6.2-inch Full HD+(2246 x 1080 pixels) resolution Super IPS display with a notch. Asus Zenfone 5Z packs a 3,300mAh battery and runs Android 9.0 Pie skinned with ZenUI 5.
On the camera front, Asus Zenfone 5Z comes with dual-rear camera setup comprising of a 12MP Sony IMX 363 Sensor with an f/1.8 aperture paired with an 8MP 120Degree Wide Angle camera. On the front there is an 8MP selfie camera with an f/2.0 aperture and 84-degree FOV. The device was placed in a price range similar and competed with OnePlus 6.
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