If there’s one thing we didn’t expect Android phone makers to borrow from Apple’s iPhone X, it’s the notch. Unfortunately, for the few months, we’ve witnessed a ton of manufacturers introduce their very own ripoffs of the same. Asus is all set to become one of them as a new report reveals the design of its forthcoming Zenfone 5 smartphone.
The Zenfone 5, as per the leak, will blatantly borrow design cues from the iPhone X. For starters, it will feature the “notch” on the front which will possibly house an earpiece and a selfie camera. In addition to that, the phone sports a vertical dual-camera setup on the rear which again seems largely inspired by Apple’s flagship. Apart from that, however, we don’t have a whole lot of details except for the fingerprint sensor on the back, USB Type-C port, a standard headphone jack, and the tall Full HD+ screen. It will be reportedly unveiled officially this month during the Mobile World Congress.
Moreover, the report by Evleaks further sheds some light on Zenfone 5’s younger sibling — the Zenfone 5 Lite. The phone will be a camera powerhouse with four sensors, two 20-megapixel lenses on the front and two 16-megapixel ones on the rear. Both the secondary cameras will be employed for producing live depth-of-field effects. The Zenfone 5 Lite will feature a USB Type-C port and a fingerprint sensor as well. It will be available in three color options — Midnight Black, Moonlight White, and Rouge Red.
Asus is allegedly planning to introduce a half of dozen smartphones at the Mobile World Congress. We will be on the ground bringing you the details as soon as they arrive, hence stay tuned.
Update (18/02/2018): We now have a possible live image of Asus’ forthcoming Zenfone 5. The leak reveals that the phone will be a direct clone of Apple’s iPhone X with rounded corners and a similar black notch at the top. The resemblance is indeed uncanny but it’s something we all have been expecting. Even Huawei’s upcoming P11 smartphone will largely borrow design cues from the iPhone X, as per some reports.