Asus is reportedly working on launching a new smartphone with an under-display camera and a pop-up camera. The company has filed the patent for the same.
The report has come to Android Updated courtesy of Letsgodigital.
A day after the design patents for an Asus smartphone with a pop-up camera was approved, a design patent from Asus was published. This time we see a smartphone with a hole in the display for the selfie camera. The first-mentioned design patent was also submitted from France, while this patent was submitted via a company in Germany.
We see an Asus smartphone with a hole in the left top of the display for a single front camera. The speaker is also incorporated into the narrow bezel with this design. Unfortunately, the design does not show how many cameras this phone receives at the rear. The design is largely in line with the recently launched Samsung Galaxy A8s and the Huawei Nova 4.
The CEO at Asus, Jerry Shen, resigned this month after the business results of Asus were disappointing (lowest annual profit since 2010). Jerry Shen has been involved with Asus for 25 years, 11 of which as CEO. From 1 January 2019, his tasks will be taken over. With the arrival of a new CEO, the company will also change its focus.
The Taiwanese manufacturer intends to focus even more on gaming, this quickly created the idea that the company will produce fewer smartphones.
Meanwhile, an Asus spokesperson in an interview with Gadgets 360, from New Delhi Television, has announced that the company will continue the development of its Zenfone smartphone series in 2019. The Zenfone 5 series was presented at MWC 2018. It, therefore, seems likely that the new Asus smartphones will appear on MWC 2019. This annual fair takes place from 25 – 28 February 2019 in Barcelona.
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