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Huawei patents what look like flagship phones with under-display cameras

One of Huawei's new patents. (Source: CNIPA via LetsGoDigital)
One of Huawei's new patents. (Source: CNIPA via LetsGoDigital)
Selfie cameras that can hide under display panels are probably the natural evolution of the current punch-hole trend in smartphones. Huawei has reportedly filed patents for devices with this technology. Their similarity to the current P and Mate series may raise hopes of their forming the basis of real-world products soon.
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New patents discovered by the blog LetsGoDigital suggests that at least 1 smartphone OEM is close to making phones with under-display selfie cameras a reality. This concept obviates the current need to cut a hole in a panel, causing a polarizing and potentially distracting feature in the resulting screen.

However, Huawei seems poised to address this with new IP it has submitted to the Chinese authority CNIPA. There are 2 of these documents, which depict smartphones with edge-to-edge, 100% uninterrupted screens and rectangular or circular rear camera modules respectively.

These features are currently associated with the company's premium P- and Mate-series of smartphones. In other words, the patents' images may show how some of their successors may look. Then again the patent office in question has only approved these patents today (June 2, 2020). Therefore, we may have more of a wait before Huawei has under-display selfie cameras to show off at a launch event.

Renders based on the new patents' images. (Source: CNIPA via LetsGoDigital)
Renders based on the new patents' images. (Source: CNIPA via LetsGoDigital)
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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2020-06- 2 (Update: 2020-06- 2)