Asus Zenfone 6 prototypes reveal a weird-positioned waterdrop notch

Yordan, 05 November 2018

Asus introduced the Zenfone 5z at MWC 2018 with a Snapdragon 845 chipset and an impressively low price tag of $340 in India. The appearance of the phone was nothing out of the ordinary for a 2018 flagship - dual camera, fancy colors, up to 256 GB RAM, and a wide notch on the display.

Later the notch shrank to a waterdrop cutout, as seen in Oppo and Huawei smartphones, and it looks like it will also appear on the Asus Zenfone 6. But here’s the catch - the new device will have the notch on the right side and not on the center, according to early prototype units.

At first you think the image is a bad joke, but after seeing the video people with mild OCD might be bothered and we can’t judge them. Aside from the weird positioning of the front-facing camera, everything else on the Asus Zenfone 6 prototype seems normal - earpiece in the top bezel, USB-C and 3.5 mm audio jack, and a speaker on the bottom.

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Asus Zenfone 5z vs Asus Zenfone 6 prototype

We also see a small black particle below the dual cameras which might be a weird fingerprint scanner but could also be the PDAF sensor, while the reader could go under the display. There will also be a face scanning technology, likely the standard Face Unlock, given the small size of the unorthodox notch, leaving no room for 3D infrared sensors.

Source (in Italian)


Reader comments

Am I the only one that noticed the article mentions that the phone has 16 times the amount of RAM of a typical gaming PC? 256 GB of RAM is SERVER level amount of RAM. perhaps it's STORAGE!?

  • Dan
  • 24 Nov 2018
  • k05

FUNNY! If Asus does it, it's "weird". If Apple or Samsung does it then it's innovative and original, LOL! I actually prefer it off to the side than in the middle of the phone.

  • Anonymous
  • 20 Nov 2018
  • 3Jn

Completely agree it was like when BBM ( black berry messenger ) first came out.. The selfie camera seem to be dieing out imo.. just hope it gets speed up...

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