Given Asus' past antics, involving multiple variations of handsets that all had the same name, we were pretty surprised to learn that there's only one Zenfone 6 when it made its global debut a couple of weeks ago. If you too were rooting for another variant of the phone to become official, today the company has delivered.
Meet the Asus Zenfone 6 Edition 30, just unveiled at Computex in Taiwan. To be fair, it's not just a differently specced version that will be sold under the same name, so Asus isn't actually going back to its old tropes. The name is longer because the point of this phone is to celebrate Asus' 30th anniversary.
As such, it will be a limited edition - only 3,000 will ever be made. It will come with VIP benefits and an exclusive 30-month warranty, but the headline additions to this model are definitely the 12GB of RAM and 512GB of built-in storage.
If you shell out what we can only assume will be top dollar for this handset (Asus isn't announcing pricing yet), you'll also get an exclusive Matte Black colorway and design, with "iconic Zen-inspired concentric-circle patterning" and "distinctive Edition 30 logo".
Otherwise, this is the same Zenfone 6 we've been talking about for a few weeks now. It includes the awe-inspiring flip camera with the 48 MP Sony IMX586 main sensor and a 13 MP ultra-wide snapper with 125-degree field-of-view. The combo just received a record-breaking selfie score from DxOMark.
You also get the Snapdragon 855 chipset, 5,000 mAh battery, and stock-like Android 9 Pie software experience, along with the 6.4" 1080p+ notch-less display.
But is this amount of memory power efficient? Large chips require more power I've heard
Nope, although maybe it is, but the camera technology was still using Sony's. :)