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Asus ZenFone 6 leaks with unique Flip Camera, Snapdragon 855 chipset and massive 5000mAh battery

first_imgAsus ZenFone 6 leaks with unique Flip Camera, Snapdragon 855 chipset and massive 5000mAh battery The ZenFone 6 leaks show a unique Flip Camera arrangement that allows the rear cameras to be also used for selfies. The phone could pack monstrous specifications, including Snapdragon 855 SoC and 5000mAh battery.advertisement Amritanshu Mukherjee New DelhiMay 15, 2019UPDATED: May 17, 2019 08:48 IST HIGHLIGHTSAsus ZenFone 6 will get a Snpadragon 855 chipset and up to 12GB RAM.Instead of pop-up camera, ZenFone 6 will use a unique Flip Dual Camera module.The ZenFone 6 will be powered by a 5000mAh battery.Last week, Asus teased its upcoming flagship smartphone for its global markets – the ZenFone 6. With limited leaks on the web and only a few official teasers (one of them confirming the headphone jack), it was seeming that the ZenFone 6 could be one of the few smartphones to launch after a while without any major leak. Turns out that this notion is negated as the entire specification list of the ZenFone 6 has been leaked along with official renders. And as always, Asus has surprised massively with a unique feature.The ZenFone 6 leak comes from a Chinese website called Sogi and reveals everything that we would have otherwise known only on May 16 at Asus’ global launch event. Similar to what the official teasers suggested, the ZenFone 6 gets a fullscreen display with slim bezels all around and a slightly thicker chin. Apart from the volume rockers and the power button, there’s a third button that seems to be what Asus teased as the Action Key – probably for initiating the camera or Google Assistant.The rear is where it gets interesting. Quite unusually, there’s a dual camera setup sitting on a weird Flip module. As the renders suggest, the rear camera flips and probably acts as the front camera. This implementation is quite similar to the camera arrangement on Samsung Galaxy A80 unveiled a few weeks ago. However, instead of the module sliding upward, the camera will flip open and turn around to act as the selfie camera. It’s still a mystery as to how the flip camera opens – is it motorised or controlled via a motor?advertisement Asus ZenFone 6 leaked rendersThe leak also gives out a specification sheet that seems believable for an Asus smartphone. As with all 2019 flagships, the ZenFone 6 is shown sporting a Snapdragon 855 chipset with up to 12GB RAM and 256GB storage. Weirdly, for a 2019 flagship, the phone is supposed to come with Android 8.1possibly with Asus’ ZenUI skin on top. Similar to its budget smartphones, Asus will shove a giant 5000mAh battery inside. The Flip module will hold a 48-megapixel primary camera along with a 12-megapxiel secondary camera.Lastly, the display with no notch will measure 6.3-inches. While the leak doesn’t mention what panel it will use, we assume that it could be an LCD panel given the thicker chin. The speculation for an LCD is also promoted by the fact there’s a fingerprint sensor at the back.At this point, it’s hard to believe this leak considering the previous leaks have talked about a sliding display. However, since the leak is also verified by Roland Quandt – a tipster who has a very good track record with smartphone leaks, the ZenFone 6 could end up very much like this. The unique camera arrangement could push the ZenFone 6 as a rival to the recently launched OnePlus 7 Pro.Asus will launch the ZenFone 6 on May 16 in Valencia and India is also supposed to get the phone very soon.ALSO READ | Asus ZenFone 6 specifications leak: Could be OnePlus 7 Pro rival with Snapdragon 855, headphone jackALSO READ | Asus ZenFone 6 spotted on AnTuTu with Snapdragon 855, scores slightly higher than Galaxy S10ALSO READ | Asus ZenFone 6 leak suggests it will be a conventional Android flagship with Snapdragon 855Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAmritanshu Mukherjee Tags :Follow AsusFollow androidFollow smartphoneslast_img read more

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Money doesnt grow on trees but gold does

first_imgAUSTRALIAN RESEARCHERS HAVE found minuscule nuggets of gold hidden inside the leaves of eucalyptus trees, in a discovery they say could help prospectors discover new deposits of the precious metal.Scientists from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) made the find in the resource-rich Kalgoorlie region of Western Australia, which was the site of a major gold rush in the late 1800s.Geochemist Mel Lintern said it appeared the trees sucked up the gold particles from 30 metres below the ground through their roots.“The eucalypt acts as a hydraulic pump – its roots extend tens of metres into the ground and draw up water containing the gold,” he said.“As the gold is likely to be toxic to the plant, it’s moved to the leaves and branches where it can be released or shed to the ground.”No gold rush In research published in the journal Nature Communications, the CSIRO said the leaf particles themselves would not trigger a new gold rush as they measure just a fifth the width of a human hair and are visible only through advanced X-ray imaging.Researchers involved in the study estimated it would take the gold from 500 eucalyptus trees to make a single wedding band.But they said the discovery presented a gilt-edged opportunity to improve the exploration methods used to search for gold, making them more efficient and environmentally friendly.“This link between… vegetation growth and buried gold deposits could prove instrumental in developing new technologies for mineral exploration,” they said.New discoveries of gold have fallen by 45 percent in the past decade, while prices have skyrocketed as reserves steadily dwindle — the cost of the yellow metal shot up by 482 percent between December 2000 and March this year.The CSIRO said scientists could use a technique known as “biogeochemical sampling” to give an indication of the presence of gold.“By sampling and analysing vegetation for traces of minerals, we may get an idea of what’s happening below the surface without the need to drill,” Lintern said.“It’s a more targeted way of searching for minerals that reduces costs and impact on the environment.”He said the method could also be used to find other metals such as zinc and copper.A world-firstNigel Radford, a geochemist who has been involved in gold exploration for decades in Western Australia, said the discovery was a world-first with major implications for prospectors.“A lot of this stuff has been speculated about for some time, but the identification of the gold particles in the leaf materials is completely convincing and very, very important for the future of mineral exploration,” he told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.According to the World Gold Council, more than 174,000 tonnes of gold have been extracted from Earth since the dawn of civilisation.In 2011, the US Geological Survey estimated there were 51,000 tonnes of gold left in reserve in the world.Radford said using biogeochemical sampling had the potential to make searching for gold deposits much easier.“If you can sample on-surface, it saves all the cost and all the time involved in drilling holes,” he said.Sixty percent of gold becomes jewellery, but it is also a crucial component in electronics and is used in medical technology, including for cancer treatment.- © AFP 2013.Read: Scientists found a fossilised mosquito full of blood, so can we finally clone dinosaurs?>Read: Gold prices hit biggest slump in 30 years>last_img read more

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