ASUS, a Taiwan-based manufacturer of PCs and other devices, has just unveiled its new laptop PC " ZenBook Pro Duo " and flagship smartphone " ZenFone 6 ".
In order to experience the multi-functionality that we have heard rumors about, we went to the "Touch & Try Event" held on Saturday the 24th at the "ASUS 30th Anniversary POP UP Store" currently being held (from Tuesday, August 20, 2019 to Sunday, September 8, 2019)! Fangler Games also visited the "Touch & Try Event" held in Akasaka.
Fangler Games is also located in Akasaka, and our office router is also an ASUS ROG, so I feel a strong affinity with ASUS.
In this article, I will share my impressions of the latest models firsthand!
A New Generation of Dual Screen Laptops
The most distinctive feature of the ZenBook Pro Duo, the new face of the Zen Book series, is the ScreenPad Plus, a second display that is the same width as the 4K main display.
It is not just a large touchpad.
- Drag icons directly to the main display
- Expanded display as one large screen
- Instantly swap between the main display and the second display
The main display can be swapped with the second display instantly...etc., making it truly another display that can be operated intuitively.
Before its release, it was rumored to be called a "Twitter-friendly PC" because you can comfortably work while using the main display as your workspace and opening your social networking timeline on the second display.
The person in charge of the project said
I would like creators in a variety of industries to be able to use this software.
A smartphone that literally "changes your perspective
Next, the innovative newest model of the ASUS brand smartphone "ZenFone" series, the "ZenFone 6" was introduced!
The ZenFone 6 (ZS630KL) is a slightly sized smartphone with a 6.4-inch all-screen nano edge display.
At first glance, it looks like a familiar smartphone, but look at its surface...
The in-camera is... missing...!
It's a surprising structure, but of course it's part of the specifications.
The outside main camera turns inward only when necessary!
It's hard to convey in words alone, but seeing is believing.
Here is a video of the author actually operating the test machine that was prepared for the event.
Did you get the idea?
This is the essence of "ZenFone 6", the "Flip Camera"!
The main camera is designed to rise 180 degrees depending on the scene, such as face recognition when unlocking the phone or activating the in-camera when taking pictures or videos. The developer was very enthusiastic in his explanation, saying that the smooth behavior of the camera at startup is the fruit of repeated trial and error.
The elimination of the in-camera on the display side gives the device a screen occupancy rate of approximately 92%!
Nothing is obstructed in touch-and-flip operation, photo and video viewing.
The author, a photography enthusiast, explains the unique appeal of the "ZenFone6" with the "Flip Camera" function.
Unparalleled selfie performance
The main camera can be used as the in-camera, meaning that the ultra-high performance of the 48-megapixel standard and wide-angle main camera can be used as the in-camera.
The wide-angle camera also makes it easy to take group selfies.
This is a must-have feature for teens for whom taking selfies is a must-have skill!
Auto Panorama at the touch of a button
The Flip Camera's wide range of motion makes it possible to take easy and high-quality panorama shots.
Once you decide on the area to shoot, all you have to do is press one button.
There is no need to feel the tension of moving your hands and body in parallel with the navigator at a constant speed.
The author also tried taking pictures in front of a store using a test model.
With a simple operation, you can capture the entire street in a single shot!
All angles are at your disposal!
The "Flip Camera" does not only switch between outside and inside. The volume control button on the side of the plane allows you to freely adjust the angle between 0 and 180 degrees!
This makes it easy to take photos from a downward angle, which would normally require lying down or looking up.
In addition to this, there are many other features such as portrait mode, backlight compensation (HDR+), 4K video recording, and more.
The camera has been tested a total of 100,000 times to open and close the "Flip Camera", is made of ultra-hardened glass, and has the ability to automatically retract during a fall if it is accidentally dropped during startup...quality and safety are also in place.
Impressions from the Touch & Try event
In addition to the introduction of the two new products mentioned above, the touch & try event featured a quiz contest, a talk by guests on ASUS-related topics, and a rock-paper-scissors-scissors tournament with prizes for all participants!
(I lost the first round of the rock-paper-scissors tournament.)
Guests who participated in the book shared episodes that showed their love for ASUS products, such as "a second-generation ASUS user in my family" and "I've replaced the band of my first ZenWatch with the latest ZenWatch.
To purchase the "ZenBook Pro Duo" and "ZenFone 6", visit the ASUS Store!
"ZenBook Pro Duo" and "ZenFone 6" are available at the ASUS Store, the official online store of ASUS!
These are popular products and may be sold out, so don't delay!