- Asus has teased a punch-hole cutout for its Zenfone 8 sequence.
- This may be a serious departure from its earlier flip digicam gadgets.
Asus made a splash again in 2019 with the Zenfone 6, providing a flagship with a singular flipping digicam mechanism. This flipping setup allowed you to take selfies with the rear cameras, whereas additionally enabling a correct full-screen expertise.
The corporate adopted this identical components for final yr’s Zenfone 7 vary, nevertheless it seems like Asus is hinting at a extra conventional digicam setup for the Zenfone 8 household. The agency posted a video on-line, displaying a cellphone design with a punch-hole cutout (see the screenshot above) whereas additionally hinting at a excessive refresh fee display screen.
It’s unclear if this punch-hole cutout will seem on all Zenfone 8 gadgets or simply the “mini” model. Nevertheless it definitely feels like Asus is speaking in regards to the mini/compact model on the very least.
Nonetheless, the flipping digicam setup was a legitimately helpful characteristic, permitting for increased high quality selfies and selfie movies in addition to enabling panoramas with out transferring the cellphone. However one of many drawbacks to such an eclectic design is that water resistance is a large problem. So we hope Asus brings a stable IP score if it’s certainly going to forego the flippy digicam.
It’s additionally theoretically potential that that is solely a placeholder design relatively than being consultant of the ultimate product. We beforehand noticed Asus ship out a phone-shaped plastic cutout as a part of press invites for the Zenfone 8 launch, and this didn’t have a punch-hole cutout. So we’ll simply have to attend till Might 12 to get the official particulars.
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