Ever since Apple launched the iPhone X, the Android community has been going crazy copying the notch on its display despite it having no sense. Unlike the notch on the iPhone, the display notch on most Android phones is just there for the show. Rather than stopping the awful trend, Google instead gave support for the notch for the latest Android releases. Making it even more popular. But like most trends, it will surely just come and go.
Now, to make it a little more refreshing, manufacturers have started experimenting to find a better and more pleasing implementation of the “notch”. Then there comes the “waterdrop notch” which resembles a droplet of water, hence the name. This is by far the most pleasing notch we’ve ever seen and is pretty close to the minimalistic notch the Essential PH-1. Then there comes the ASUS Zenfone 6. A prototype device from ASUS which showed us that the “notch” could be even more disturbing.
Instead of making things centered, the notch on ASUS’ prototype is on the right side. No. It’s not like on the corner, rather it is located a centimeter away from the edge. We appreciate ASUS’ trying so hard to make some refresher, but this one is awful. And other people with OCD will surely agree with me.
Aside from this wretch notch, everything seems normal. It has USB-C, and thankfully, a 3.5mm headphone jack. The other thing that also weirds me out is the design and placement of the fingerprint sensor. It is nowhere near to what a fingerprint sensor looks like. It is also located on the same plate with the camera. That means it would be easier to smudge the lenses during the unlocking resulting in cloudy shots.
Thankfully for ASUS Zenfone fans, this is just a prototype. For now.
Source: HDBlog.it (Italian)