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Asus releases a limited edition ZenFone 6

So the new selfie flipping camera ZenFone 6 was launched, but if you think that it's just not quite up to your snuff, Asus is celebrating their 30th anniversary by releasing a limited version of the phone (just 3000), the Asus ZenFone 6 Edition 30.

The device will come with 12GB of RAM, a whopping 512GB of storage.

Put the cash down and you'll get an exclusive VIP 'card' (what will that get  you?), but then an astounding 30 month warranty.  So almost 3 years!

I wonder what this monster will cost.

Does this interest you?  The normal ZF6 will be about $850CDN or so (based on some currency exchange in other areas), so how much more to double RAM, double the storage and almost triple a warranty.  That might be the real financial factor.

Check out the press release below:





ASUS Announces Exclusive ZenFone 6 Edition 30 

-- Luxury limited-edition ZenFone 6 smartphone with exclusive 30th anniversary design and upgraded storage for even faster and smoother performance --
KEY POINTS

  • Exclusive color and design: Iconic Zen-inspired concentric-circle patterning in understated Matte Black with distinctive embossed Edition 30 logo
  • Limited to 3000 units: Includes VIP benefits and exclusive 30-month warranty
  • Extreme performance, long-lasting battery: Flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform with upgraded 12GB RAM, 512GB ROM, 5000mAh battery
  • Unique Flip Camera: Motorized 180° flip-up module allows Sony IMX586 48MP main camera and 13MP 125° ultrawide camera to be used at either front or rear
  • "Front Camera Champion": Flip Camera achieved a DxOMark Selfie score of 98, the highest ever recorded, in the world-renowned selfie benchmark test
Fremont, California (May 29, 2019) — ASUS today announced ZenFone 6 Edition 30, a limited-edition version of the powerful and innovative ZenFone 6 smartphone built to celebrate the 30th anniversary of ASUS. Featuring upgraded performance, an exclusive design and the unique Flip Camera, it is a truly luxurious edition of the extraordinary ZenFone 6.
ZenFone 6 Edition 30 is based on ZenFone 6 — the first notchless ZenFone with the innovative Flip Camera — and has an exclusive design featuring the iconic Zen-inspired concentric-circle patterning on the rear, finished in understated Matte Black with an embossed Edition 30 logo. ZenFone 6 Edition 30 has been specially upgraded with 12GB RAM and 512GB of internal storage for an even faster and smoother experience, offering owners the finest integration of art and technology. It's powered by the flagship Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 855 Mobile Platform and incorporates a monster 5000mAh battery that provides up to two days of nonstop use.
The 6.4-inch ZenFone 6 Edition 30 features a notchless NanoEdge all-screen display covered with Corning® Gorilla® Glass 6, along with the groundbreaking Flip Camera with a 48MP Sony® IMX586 main camera and a 13MP 125° ultrawide secondary camera. This camera delivers photos of unprecedented quality, with identical quality whether it's used as a rear or front camera. The Flip Camera in ZenFone 6 Edition 30 is identical to the camera used in the standard ZenFone 6, which achieved a remarkable DxOMark Selfie benchmark score of 98, the highest ever recorded1.
This exclusive model is limited to just 3000 units and comes with exclusive VIP benefits including a 30-month warranty. ZenFone 6 Edition 30 truly defies ordinary, combining extreme performance and flexible, high-quality photography in a compact design with instantly recognizable styling.
Exclusive color and design

Echoing the ASUS spirit, the back of the phone features the iconic Zen-inspired concentric-circle patterning in understated Matte Black, covered with ergonomic 3D-curved Corning Gorilla Glass. A distinctive embossed Edition 30 logo adorns the rear of the phone to identify this exclusive edition. As well as unique and exquisite styling, ZenFone 6 Edition 30 is presented in premium-quality packaging, and includes an exclusive VIP card and 30-month warranty.
Extreme performance, upgraded storage, long-lasting battery

ZenFone 6 Edition 30 is powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform, a 7nm 2.8GHz octa core processor. This flagship processor provides ZenFone 6 with ultrafast and supersmooth performance, enabling it to run even the most demanding apps and games with ease. Snapdragon 855 delivers up to a 45% uplift in CPU performance and up to 20% faster graphic rendering compared to the previous generation2. A monster high capacity 5000mAh battery provides up to two days of battery life.
As befits a special edition, ZenFone 6 Edition 30 has been specially upgraded with 12GB RAM and 512GB of internal storage for a faster and smoother experience.
Unique Flip Camera 

ZenFone 6 Edition 30 comes with the groundbreaking Flip Camera, a motorized flip-up dual-camera module that serves as both front and rear cameras. This innovative solution means that there is no need for a camera notch to mar the display, and also means that Flip Camera offers the same high-resolution photos and shooting capabilities whether it's used as a front camera or a rear one.
As an indication of its unrivaled selfie capabilities, the Flip Camera in ZenFone 6 — which is identical to the Flip Camera in ZenFone 6 Edition 30 — achieved a total score of 98 in the DxOMark Selfie benchmark. This is currently the highest overall score recorded, with a selfie photo score of 101 and a selfie video score of 93. The DxOMark test report commented that selfie photos taken with Flip Camera deliver fine details with efficient noise reduction, pleasant color and skin tones rendering, accurate autofocus, and accurate target exposure in photo. Selfie videos were noted to show great detail, good control of the noise on the face and in the background, both in indoor and outdoor conditions, with great colors and efficient stabilization.
The main camera of ZenFone 6 Edition 30 boasts the latest Sony IMX586 48MP sensor with an f/1.79 wide aperture lens and Quad Bayer technology for incredible day and night photography. The 2x1 OCL PDAF autofocus system provides the best focus and anti shake performance, and the 13MP 125° ultrawide secondary camera lets users fit more friends and scenery in the shot, with real-time distortion correction.
The Flip Camera module is made of liquid metal (amorphous alloy), a highly advanced material that's 20% lighter than stainless steel, but with four times the strength. For added protection, a G sensor in the module detects the rate of acceleration, allowing Flip Camera to automatically return the module to a safe position if the phone is dropped.
A custom precision stepper motor smoothly rotates the camera module by up to a full 180° between front and rear camera positions. In the unique Free Angle mode, Flip Camera can be positioned at any angle, giving users the freedom to frame their subjects from high or low angles without having to contort themselves into awkward or uncomfortable shooting positions. There are several other unique shooting modes available, including Auto Panorama for assisted panoramic shots, and Motion Tracking for automatic subject-tracking when recording videos. The new HDR+ Enhanced and Super Night modes provide the best day and night photography experience.
Boundless viewing experience 

For a truly immersive near-borderless viewing experience, ZenFone 6 Edition 30 is equipped with a 6.4 inch all screen NanoEdge slim-bezel display that has an incredible 92% screen to body ratio. The notchless design — made possible by the unique Flip Camera — makes any visual task more enjoyable, whether it's browsing the web, messaging friends or watching movies. A cinema-grade 100% DCI-P3 color gamut ensures rich, lifelike colors and up to 600nits brightness makes it easy to read what’s onscreen, even when outdoors. The display is covered by the latest Corning Gorilla Glass 6 for unmatched scratch resistance and drop protection. Gorilla Glass 6 is tested to withstand multiple drops from a meter in height, ensuring ZenFone 6 Edition 30 can easily survive accidental knocks and drops.
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SPECIFICATIONS3

ASUS ZenFone 6 Edition 30 (ZS630KL)
Colors Matte Black
Design 3D-curved Corning® Gorilla® Glass
92% screen-to-body ratio
190 g weight
Display Notchless all-screen NanoEdge display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio
6.4" FHD+ (2340 x 1080) IPS NanoEdge display
Capacitive touchscreen with 10-point multitouch (supports Glove Touch)
600nits brightness for outdoor readability
Wide gamut 96% NTSC, 100% DCI-P3 and HDR10
Corning® Gorilla® Glass 6
CPU Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 855 Mobile Platform with 7nm, 64-bit octa-core processor
GPU Qualcomm® Adreno™ 640
RAM/ROM UFS 2.1, 12GB RAM / 512GB ROM
Main camera Sony® IMX586 48MP image sensor - 1/2.0" large sensor size, 0.8 µm pixel size
Quad Bayer technology - 12MP, 1.6 µm large effective pixel size
F1.79 aperture
26 mm equivalent focal length in 35 mm film camera
79° field of view
Laser autofocus
Dual LED flash
HDR+ Enhanced and Super Night modes4
16-scene AI Scene Detection
Flip Camera with instant camera switching
Secondary camera 13MP, 125° ultrawide camera
200% wider view
Real-time distortion correction
11 mm equivalent focal length in 35 mm film camera
Video recording 4K UHD (3840 by 2160) video at 30 / 60 fps for main camera, at 30 fps for second camera
1080p FHD video recording at 30 / 60 fps
720p HD video recording at 30 fps
3-axis electronic image stabilization
Motion Tracking video (1080p FHD video at 60 fps)
Time Lapse (4K UHD video)
Slow Motion video (1080p at 240 fps / 720p at 480 fps)
Take still photo while recording video
Wireless technology Wi-Fi 5 (dual-band 2x2 802.11ac)
Bluetooth® V 5.0 (EDR + A2DP), supports aptX and aptX HD
Wi-Fi direct
NFC
Fingerprint sensor Rear fingerprint sensor with 0.3s fingerprint unlock and five finger 360° recognition
Connectivity USB Type-C™ (USB-C™)
SIM cards Triple slots: Dual SIM, dual standby (4G+4G) & one microSD card
Slot 1: 2G/3G/4G Nano SIM Card
Slot 2: 2G/3G/4G Nano SIM Card
Slot 3: Supports up to 2TB microSD card
Navigation GPS (Dual bands, L1+L5), GLONASS, BDSS, GALILEO (Dual bands, E1+E5a), QZSS (Dual bands, L1+L5)
Operating system Android™ Pie™ with new ASUS ZenUI 6
Battery 5000mAh high-capacity battery for up to two days non-stop use
Audio Dual stereo speakers with dual NXP TFA9874 smart amplifiers
Hi-Res audio 192kHz/24-bit standard that is 4 times better than CD quality
DTS (Digital Theater System) Headphone: X™ 7.1 virtual surround sound for headphone support
Qualcomm Audio CODEC
AudioWizard with listening profile
FM radio
New ASUS ZenEarTM Pro tuned by 1MORE
Dual internal microphones with ASUS Noise Reduction Technology
1 As of May 27, 2019
2 Manufacturer’s performance data, compared to Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 845 Mobile platform
3Specifications, content and product availability are all subject to change without notice and may differ from country to country. Actual performance may vary depending on applications, usage, environment and other factors. Full specifications are available at http://www.asus.com
4 Please refer to ASUS global official site for the latest camera modes.
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AVAILABILITY AND PRICING
ASUS ZenFone 6 Edition 30 (ZS630KL) will be available starting in Q3. Please contact your local ASUS representative for further information.
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