Asus has been doing a great job killing flagship phones with its affordable yet premium ZenFone handsets. To pick up from where the ZenFone 5Z left off, the Taiwanese company is lining up new ZenFone 6 handsets.
The ZenFone 6 series will be unveiled on May 16 and while the company has already shared a few details about the upcoming flagship killer, we now have a video of the alleged ZenFone 6 flagship doing rounds on YouTube. It had been rumored that Asus is working on a full-screen design that could take after the Xiaomi Mi MIX 3’s unidirectional slider design, but in the video, it seems we are looking at a double slider design.
According to the video, Asus ZenFone 6 will have a slider that can move both up and down. Move the slider down (towards you) and you’ll see the dual-selfie camera up top and LED flash as shown below.
Slide it up (away from you) and you’ll see some controls and shortcuts to things like volume up/down and camera as shown below.
Prior to this video, Evan Blass had revealed that the ZenFone 6 will indeed come with a double-sliding mechanism. At the time, it was claimed that the above design is for the 5G variant whereas the 4G variant will replace the controls and shortcuts revealed by sliding up with a massive speaker tuned by Harman Kardon.
Going on, the phone looks a bit chunky with the slider resting on top of a slab. The bottom has a USB-C port flanked by speaker grilles and it seems the 3.5mm audio jack doesn’t get a slot. In a separate design leaked a while back, the 3.5mm audio jack is present.
On the back, it’s pretty basic and somehow ugly with a dual-lens camera and a fingerprint scanner right below it. This means the ZenFone 6 won’t have an in-display fingerprint scanner like other 2019 flagship phones.
Previous reports have pointed to features like Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, 6GB RAM and 128GB storage for the base model, 2340 x 1080 pixels for the display resolution, a dual-lens 48MP + 13MP, and a 5000mAh battery, but we should find out everything next week.
You can watch the video below: