Asus Patents A Smartphone With An Innovative Dual Slider Mechanism
Asus launched its latest flagship smartphone, the ZenFone 6 at an event in Valencia, Spain on the 16th of May. The device features a flip camera mechanism to maximise its screen real estate. Now, according to a patent filed by the company, it is revealed that Asus has another unique way of attaining a bezel-less design. Images in the listing showcase a smartphone with a dual slider mechanism.
Asus Dual Slider Smartphone
The design patent filed by Asus was published on the 21st of May; on the Global Design Database of the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO). Images in the listing reveal a total of ten design patents, all of which have a near bezel-less, fullscreen design with the same back panel for all models. The smartphones have a dual rear and dual front-facing camera, the placement of the latter is different in all the variants. Interestingly, the design exhibit a slider mechanism to hide the front-facing camera and the bottom mounted speakers. It is reminiscent of the mechanism implemented on devices like the Honor Magic 2 and Xiaomi Mi MIX 3. However, those handsets only use a top sliding mechanism instead of the dual slider showcased in the Asus patent.
The aforementioned dual slider design is reported to have quite a lot of merits over the traditional smartphone design. It was also revealed in renders by the gadget tipster Evan Blass last month. While the top part of the slider is capable of housing the front-facing cameras, the bottom one can be used to install a speaker. This would ensure a good selfie camera and audio quality while maintaining the high screen to body ratio. Unfortunately, it is not known when Asus will release a device with a dual slider mechanism; but the increased intensity of leaks and patents filed by the company insinuate it may be announced soon.