The ZenFone 6 from Asus is a new phablet with a fresh, productivity-boosting user interface. Dubbed ZenUI, the interface is packed with software features that can help business users stay on top of important tasks. It runs on a handset with a sprawling 6-inch display, which could help you stay productive by affording the space you need to do real work.
In terms of processing power, the dual-core ZenFone 6 can’t compete with business big-screened Android juggernauts such as the Galaxy Note 3 from Samsung. But although pricing details and an exact release date haven’t yet been announced, Asus’ upcoming handset is likely to be a relatively affordable alternative to top-tier phablets. Here are three reasons the ZenFone 6 looks to be a worthy business phone.
The ZenFone 6 runs on Zen UI, a lightly skinned version of Android with all-new functionality. That includes “Do it Later,” a feature that can be used to cobble together emails, messages, Web pages and documents into a dynamic to-do list; items can be added and removed from the list with one tap. The feature doesn’t just help business users manage their time; it also ensure you’ll never forget about an important item on your reading list. Meanwhile, the “What’s Next” list scans your calendar notifications to provide a real-time look at your appointments, notes, missed calls and more.
A display this large isn’t for everyone, but it can have big benefits for business users. More screen real estate means more space to complete important tasks, whether that means reading and responding to email or conducting research on the Web. Smaller smartphones are more portable, but they can feel positively cramped if you use your phone for work. The ZenFone 6’s 1280 x 720-pixel resolution isn’t as high as more premium phablets, however.
The ZenFone 6 boasts a number of design features that are sure to please business users. That includes PenTouch display technology, which enables you to use any stylus to interact with the screen. Asus’ phablet also sports a microSD card slot and ships with a 64GB card, providing business users with all the internal storage they’ll need to download and keep large documents and files on their phone.