Asus has launched a limited edition of the ZenFone 6 to celebrate the company’s 30th anniversary. Called the ZenFone 6 Edition 30, the smartphone gets a new design and beefed up specifications.
It was launched alongside other products like the ZenBook Edition 30 laptop, new VivoBook laptops, and Prime X299 Edition 30 motherboard.
The ZenFone 6 Edition 30 sports a new design at the back consisting of Zen-inspired concentric-circles patterns on a 3D-curved glass design.
The Asus ZenFone 6 Edition 30 comes in Matte Black colour only and will have an embossed Edition 30 logo on the back, which helps it stand out from the regular ZenFone 6 units. The concentric-circle patterns were available on older Asus smartphones but the newer models with glass backs missed out on this.
ZenFone 6 Edition 30 gets 12GB of RAM and 512GB of storage. This is higher than the regular version of the ZenFone 6 which tops out at 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.
The ZenFone 6 also has a dedicated microSD card slot that allows expansion upto 2TB. Other specifications remain the same, and the ZenFone 6 Edition 30 sports a 6.4-inch near all-screen IPS display with Corning Gorilla Glass 6 for protection, full-HD+ resolution (1080×2340 pixels), and a 19.5:9 aspect ratio.
The phone sports the flip camera which houses a dual camera setup consisting of a 48-megapixel primary shooter and a 13-megapixel ultra-wide-angle secondary shooter with a 125-degree field-of-view. The camera module flips up when clicking selfies.
Powering the smartphone is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC, the most powerful chipset to come out of Qualcomm’s stable yet. The phone also packs in a 5,000mAh battery and has support for Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.0 standard. There are dual speakers with dual smart amplifiers and the phone also retains the 3.5mm headphone jack.
According to Asus, it will be producing just 3,000 units of the ZenFone 6 Edition 30 smartphone for sale globally. This special edition phone will be come with 30 months warranty. The pricing and exact availability details are yet to be revealed.