Huawei aren’t new when it comes to experimenting with smartphone design. They are after all the company behind the popular Mate X folding phone, and have never been shy from trying out new things. That’s why these brand new patents courtesy of LetsGoDigital are so interesting.
They give us a look at an in-development Huawei flagship phone, which apparently features an under-display camera as opposed to the current crop of options. The display stretches over the edges of the phone, leaving virtually no bezel whatsoever, and there are no cameras in sight.
There’s no pop-up module for a pop-up camera, there’s no unsightly notch at the top of the display, and there’s no hole-punch cutout in any corner of the device. There are also no physical buttons to speak of, which means it’d probably utilize Huawei Mate 30 Pro style digital sliders.
Both the patents were filed by Huawei in October last year, so we might just see a flagship Huawei device with an under-display camera sometime this year. Xiaomi and Oppo were also actively pursuing under-display camera technology, so it’ll be interesting to see who delivers first and who delivers the best to the market.