The Huawei Mate 30 Pro could ditch the selfie camera in favor of a rear secondary display
The Mate 20 phones were launched just five months ago but rumors of the next generation of devices in the Mate series have already begun to surface. Going by rumors, the flagships—the Mate 30 Pro, most likely—could ditch the selfie camera in favor of a rear display.
According to LetsGoDigital, Huawei filed a patent for a new design in November last year, and said patent was published on February 28 . The patent is one for a secondary display, just below the triple rear camera setup.
While this will not be the first time a smartphone has sported a rear display—the Nubia X, Vivo Nex Dual Display, and Meizu Pro 7 Plus are some recent examples of smartphones to have done similar things—the design displayed in the patent is definitely the first of its kind.
At the front of the device is a tiny circular notch that appears to be housing a sensor of some sort. A ToF sensor? That begs the question, of course, of what happens to the 3D facial recognition system that debuted on the Mate 20 Pro.
We’re definitely fans of secondary displays, in any case. For one, they allow companies to push the bezel-less trend to the very limits. There’s also the boon of having ridiculously good selfies, since the rear cameras now handle all photographic tasks.
While the Mate 30 Pro would be the first guess, there’s a chance this patent is for an entirely different device. Like most patents, it could also not feature on any device either; who knows?
You'd do well to take all of this with a pinch of salt.