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Huawei allegedly patents a response to the Asus ZenFone 6

One of Huawei's alleged new flip-phone designs. (Source: LetsGoDigital)
One of Huawei's alleged new flip-phone designs. (Source: LetsGoDigital)
Huawei has reportedly filed patents for phones with reversible cameras. This design choice is found in a pre-existing Asus phone: the ZenFone 6 (or 6Z), which uses a flip-action module to deploy its dual cameras as both main and selfie shooters. Huawei's apparent competing IP has either 1 or 2 sensors in its own rotating component.
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2019 may be considered the (full) year of the pop-up camera phone; however, some OEMs have come up with even more involved designs that provide a mobile device with sizeable camera sensors on either facet without resorting to a display notch or punch-hole. The Samsung Galaxy A80 and Asus ZenFone 6/6z are prime examples of such resulting products. Now, it appears that Huawei is planning its own take that largely echoes the latter.

This evidence has reportedly been discovered on the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO) database of patents. There are 2 separate documents, which apparently describe claims for phone schematics with either single- or dual-sensor flip cameras. The latter most strongly resembles the ZenFone 6, as it has 2 lenses in a module that can flip upwards to face the user while they are holding the phone in question. Then again, this alleged original creation does not exactly match the owlish symmetry of the Asus phone.

The single-camera flip phone, on the other hand, is somewhat more unique. According to its images, it forms one-quarter of a quad rear arrangement; however, when its flipping mechanism is deployed, it becomes a singular selfie lens. It was allegedly filed by Huawei in June 2019, but has only been published by the WIPO in September of the same year.

Should it ever come to fruition in a real device, it may do well: Samsung has reportedly been able to rationalize a whole new storage SKU of the Galaxy A80, after all. Hopefully, the Huawei variation will be able to avoid the incidences of flipping failure now associated with the same phone.

Both of the new alleged Huawei designs also benefit from displays with minimal bezels. (Source: LetsGoDigital)
Both of the new alleged Huawei designs also benefit from displays with minimal bezels. (Source: LetsGoDigital)

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Deirdre O Donnell, 2019-11-18 (Update: 2019-11-18)
Deirdre O'Donnell
I became a professional writer and editor shortly after graduation. My degrees are in biomedical sciences; however, they led to some experience in the biotech area, which convinced me of its potential to revolutionize our health, environment and lives in general. This developed into an all-consuming interest in more aspects of tech over time: I can never write enough on the latest electronics, gadgets and innovations. My other interests include imaging, astronomy, and streaming all the things. Oh, and coffee.