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