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New leaks suggest that ASUS is considering odd use of notch for next ZenFone

Putative ZenFone 6 screen prototypes. (Source: SlashLeaks)
Putative ZenFone 6 screen prototypes. (Source: SlashLeaks)
The ASUS ZenFone 6 is the likely successor to the ZenFone 5z that launched earlier this year. Slashleaks claims to have new images of the ZenFone 6 that show several variations on the placement of a smartphone's cameras. This includes one in which a device has an odd, off-center 'droplet' notch.

SlashLeaks has posted a gallery of images that indicate that ASUS may be planning the design (at least) of their upcoming ZenFone. It will be the successor to the ASUS ZenFone 5z and will probably be known as the ZenFone 6 (2019). The leaks site attributes the images to a phone of this name, in any case.

This gallery suggests that ASUS have gone through a range of candidate prototypes for the design of their next phone. Some images show a phone with a OnePlus (or Pocophone)-esque central rear camera placement, whereas some others capture similar devices with the main cameras off to one side. 

Similarly, ASUS seems to have tried out a unique take on the notch. Some of the images show a front panel with something like a tear-drop notch, but somewhat more circular than the versions previously spotted on OPPO phones or OnePlus 6T renders. That's not all though: this new type of notch was also off-center at the top of the screen.

On the other hand, the 'ZenFone 6' leak also includes other prototypes with a more by-now standard central hanging-droplet notch. Which is the more appealing next-generation display cut-out? You could nominate yours in a comment below!

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Deirdre O Donnell, 2018-10-28 (Update: 2018-10-28)
Deirdre O'Donnell
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