If you don’t like the notch in the iPhone X, you may want to ignore a lot of the phones coming out this year. There are multiple devices reported to be coming with the new display style and more will join as the year rolls by. According to popular leaker Roland Quandt, the ASUS Zenfone 5 will be joining the bandwagon.
2018 will be the "year of the notch". (Just not for Samsung.) You'll see at MWC. #ZenFone5
— Roland Quandt (@rquandt) February 7, 2018
For those who are confused, this is most definitely another member of the Zenfone 5 series seeing as renders of a Zenfone 5 surfaced last week and that didn’t sport a notch. Or to better explain it, this is the Zenfone 5 being referred to while last week’s model will likely launch with the Max suffix.
Like last year’s Zenfone 4, the Zenfone 5 should sport mid-range specs such as a Snapdragon 660 processor and dual rear cameras. However, it will ditch the traditional 16:9 aspect ratio.
Other phones that are expected to feature a notch include the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S, the Huawei P20 Lite, Doogee V, and Vivo X30. There is an unconfirmed Nubia phone too but with a notch like that of the Essential PH-1.
The new Zenfone series are scheduled to arrive at MWC 2018. It should include Pro, Max, and Selfie versions.