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