Asus Zenfone 6 flaunts bizarre corner notch in leaked hands-on video

Asus Zenfone 6 flaunts bizarre corner notch in leaked hands-on video
Ah, notches. Where do they come from, why are they here, and where will they go? Answers to all of these questions you can find here.

There's a lot of variety when it comes to notches these days — you've got the wide (iPhone) notch, the tiny (Essential/Sharp) notch, the huge (Pixel 3) notch, the waterdrop notch, and so on — but the common denominator between all of them is that they are centered. Well, seems like Asus has gotten bored of this trend, as the upcoming Zenfone 6 has a small notch shoved away in the upper right corner of its screen.

This was revealed in a recently-leaked hands-on video of the device, and though it is in line with previous rumors regarding the Zenfone 6, it is such a bizarre look. See for yourselves:


Zenfone 6 hands-on video leaked by Italian website HDBlog.it

The first thing that catches your eye will likely be the offset notch, followed by the rather sizable bottom bezel. At this point, we can't be sure if Asus's design is any better (or any worse) than current devices with centered notches, but the only difference we can think of that this design choice could possibly make, is a potentially less obtrusive notch that's not smack-dab in the middle. But what do you think? Yay or nay?

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16 Comments

1. skips

Posts: 489; Member since: Oct 04, 2015

I don't know, correct me if I'm stupid, but at least this makes more sense as it gives more space for notification icons at the bar on top? It looks bizzare as it's something new, but it surely can grow on, just like notches seemingly grew on people in general, sort of.

3. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

I don't know dude.. But it's better if they could move it to top right corner.

16. TBomb

Posts: 1660; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

I tihnk I agree with you 100%. More notification icons on the left and the battery can be separated to the side

2. almostdone

Posts: 449; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

All notches are ugly but OnePlus 6t implementation with the tear drop is the least ugly.

10. Chris_ABN

Posts: 198; Member since: May 16, 2018

Exactly

4. ahmadkun

Posts: 661; Member since: May 02, 2016

Oh Jesus Christ,..

5. KakashiHatake4444

Posts: 79; Member since: Jul 30, 2018

Looool

6. Rohitindians

Posts: 8; Member since: Aug 26, 2018

I just got conjunctivitis looking at this.

7. Rohitindians

Posts: 8; Member since: Aug 26, 2018

5 companies have already launched phones with a bezelless notchless design. I think 2019 will be the year of Sliders and Pop up cameras. Asus will be stupid if they launch this. Anyone will prefer a notchless cleaner design over a notch anyday.

8. tokuzumi

Posts: 1961; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

I actually like this more than the center notch. I'm not going to buy an Asus phone, as I don't want to deal with their UI, but moving the notch to the corner makes way more sense.

9. gamehead unregistered

What in the h3ll

11. Chris_ABN

Posts: 198; Member since: May 16, 2018

I want a phone that's congruent. And as much as I hate notches, the OnePlus 6T nailed it with congruency.

12. drifter77

Posts: 402; Member since: Jun 12, 2015

Design department is struggling with alcohol.

13. monoke

Posts: 1197; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Peekaboo!

14. Sparkxster

Posts: 1245; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

It looks weird yet it works somehow.

15. MarmiteTheDog

Posts: 192; Member since: Jul 31, 2017

I'll stick with using a phone designed by real designers...

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