The ZenFone 6 designs that never saw the light of day

Ahead of today’s ASUS ZenFone 6 launch, we visited the company’s headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan, to get an early look at the finished article, as well as some of the design iterations that led there. One concept imagined the… ASUS showed us a wealth of concept drawings, as well as dummy units of some of the more advanced designs, which we present below for your viewing pleasure. ASUS experimented with a possible third rear camera, likely telephoto, in addition to the two main reversible shooters. This concept shows an early hinge-based flip camera with more angular chassis design. One of the most fascinating parts of a phone’s design process is the concept drawing stage, where a manufacturer first experiments with ideas before deciding on a firm design and feature set. From dual sliders to offset notches and removable modules, these are the designs ASUS considered before settling on the ZenFone 6. Behold: a gallery of things, most of which are not the ASUS ZenFone 6.