Zenfone 6 to launch as ASUS 6z in India on June 19
The Zenfone 6 is one of the most surprising phones released this year. The phone not only packs flagship specs at an affordable price but also has a brand new user interface that has gotten much praise from reviewers.
Already available for purchase in Europe and Taiwan, the Zenfone 6 is also supposed to launch in India later this month. However, there is a lawsuit that ASUS is currently dealing with.
A Delhi High Court has ruled that ASUS can’t sell or use the Zenfone branding in India as the trademark belongs to Telecare Network India Pvt Ltd., an Indian company that sells feature phones and entry-level smartphones.
While ASUS has appealed the decision, it appears it doesn’t intend to wait for the new ruling, so it has decided to rename the phone. The new promotional page on Flipkart – its partner distributor, shows the Zenfone 6 will now launch as the ASUS 6z. It also reveals the phone will be announced on June 19.
Other than the name change, the ASUS 6z is the same as the Zenfone 6 sold in other markets. It has a 6.4-inch NanoEdge Display with Gorilla Glass 6 protection and a 92% STB ratio. There is a Snapdragon 855 processor inside, paired with up to 8GB RAM and 256GB of storage.
The ASUS 6z has a Sony IMX586 48MP primary rear camera that is paired with a 13MP ultra wide-angle secondary camera. Thanks to its motorized design, the rear cameras also double as the front-facing cameras. It is currently the phone with the highest selfie camera score on DxOMark’s camera ranking list.
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