Asus ZenFone 6 teaser shows off a bezel-less, notch-less display hinting at a pop-up selfie camera

The Asus ZenFone 6 could sport a pop-up selfie camera. (Source: Asus on Twitter)
The Asus ZenFone 6 could sport a pop-up selfie camera. (Source: Asus on Twitter)
Asus has teased a render of the upcoming ZenFone 6 flagship smartphone on Twitter. The image doesn't reveal much but we do get to see that the handset will sport extremely thin bezels and a notch-less display indicating a possibility of a pop-up selfie camera. The Asus ZenFone 6 is all set to be officially announced on May 16 in Valencia, Spain.

Last week, Taiwanese electronics major Asus teased the upcoming ZenFone 6 on its official Twitter page. The image shows a render of the front side of the device and confirms a notch-less design and extremely thin bezels. The tweet also leads to a landing page for the ZenFone 6 that counts down to the official launch on May 16.

The notch-less display hints at a very strong possibility of a pop-up selfie camera — a trend that seems to be fast catching up in 2019 handsets. Asus has been mostly tight-lipped about the phone but we do know that it would feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC, 6 and 8 GB RAM variants, and possibility of 128 and 256 GB of onboard storage.

A recent AnTuTu score leak indicated that the resolution of the screen would be 1080 x 2340, but we're not sure whether Asus would be using an AMOLED panel or sticking to IPS LCD like the ZenFone 5Z. We've seen some prototype images sporting a triple-camera setup so a possibility of a 48 MP primary sensor is not too unlikely. The latest ZenUI based on Android 9 Pie would be the OS of choice. A dual SIM variant can also be expected for the Indian market.

An interesting thing to note is that Asus would be announcing the ZenFone 6 around the same time as the launch of the OnePlus 7 series next week. This launch timing seems strategic considering both OEMs have been jostling with each other in the flagship-killer niche. This could also mean that we are in for some extremely competitive pricing.

The Asus ZenFone 6 is all set for an official announcement at 8 PM CEST on May 16 in Valencia, Spain. We'll be bringing you all the latest updates as they unfold at the event so watch this space.

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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2019-05- 6 (Update: 2019-05- 6)
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam - News Editor
I am a cell and molecular biologist and computers have been an integral part of my life ever since I laid my hands on my first PC which was based on an Intel Celeron 266 MHz processor, 16 MB RAM and a modest 2 GB hard disk. Since then, I’ve seen my passion for technology evolve with the times. From traditional floppy based storage and running DOS commands for every other task, to the connected cloud and shared social experiences we take for granted today, I consider myself fortunate to have witnessed a sea change in the technology landscape. I honestly feel that the best is yet to come, when things like AI and cloud computing mature further. When I am not out finding the next big cure for cancer, I read and write about a lot of technology related stuff or go about ripping and re-assembling PCs and laptops.