Despite facing increasing pressures from the US Government, it seems Huawei is still going strong with new smartphone launches and patents, with a recent design patent revealing a special handset with an under-display camera and virtual buttons on the side.
The new patent was filed with the CNIPA (China National Intellectual Property Administration) back in 2019, which was finally granted earlier this month. The patent was also included in the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Office) database and carried 14 images for two smartphones with only slight differences in their design.
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The first patented device features a full screen body on the front, with minimal bezels on every side. There is no popup mechanism visible or punch hole camera visible, which means that an under display camera technology might be planned. One of its interesting aspects is on the sides, with the display crossing over and curving into small regions on the sides. This portion will house virtual buttons for both the volume rockers, power buttons, and possibly other functionalities as well.
The only difference between the two patented devices also lies here, with the first having just a slightly curved display cutout while the second has its cutouts reach till the back panel. In other words, a small portion of the display is visible from the back. Unfortunately, no finer details regarding the device are currently available and it might just be Huawei’s attempt to cover all bases. So stay tuned for any new updates.