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Huawei: Smartphone with In-Display Selfie-Cam

Top Reviews have received news that a Huawei smartphone patent with a Penta camera setup was registered weeks ago. Now we have news of a different Huawei device patent, and this time it's with an in-display selfie camera.
Huawei Smartphone

For years, smartphone manufacturers have been looking for ways to save space for the front camera to create more space for the display. Apple introduced the well-known notch, while Samsung established the punch hole on the market. There are also the waterdrop and teardrop designs, in which the selfie cam cuts into the screen as little as possible, or the pop-up camera that automatically extends and retracts.

Huawei is now apparently taking a revolutionary path and is registering a patent in which the front camera moves completely behind the display. This means there will be no interference with the screen at all.

Huawei Technologies registered a patent with the CNIPA (China National Intellectual Property Administration) in October 2019. The documentation, consisting of product images, was released on September 18, 2020, as reported by LetsGoDigital. You can see the patent specification by clicking on the link. 

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What We Know About The New Handset

The front of the smartphone listed looks very sleek and modern. As you can see from the images, the Huawei phone has a full-screen design with narrow bezels. There are also aesthetic, rounded corners. 

The most noticeable feature: there is no selfie camera visible. This fact is a clear indication that this device is likely equipped with an in-display camera. The technology behind it could be the same as that used in the smartphone, which can change its colour: electrochromic glass.

Huawei in-display selfie cam

At the rear of the handset, a cross-shape houses four cameras with the LED flash sitting in the middle. The sensor at the bottom of the cross looks to be square-shaped which indicates a periscopic zoom lens.

No buttons are visible on the left side of the device. The volume buttons and a power button are on the right. The bottom offers a USB Type-C port, a speaker and a microphone are also visible. The top includes a microphone and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Something which competitors like Samsung and Apple are choosing to phase out of their latest handsets.

Another patent filed by Huawei has disclosed an all-screen fingerprint unlock. This new technology will allow users to respond to messages without the need to unlock their handset. However, there will still be the option to disable all-screen and just choose a specific area on the screen as the fingerprint sensor.

Samsung were the first manufacturers to use this type of technology when they released the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Series.

In-display cameras are the future

The first smartphone with a camera under the screen has already been introduced, the ZTE Axon 20 5G. This new type of front camera eliminates the need for a notch, pop-up or pinhole camera so that the entire front can consist of one smooth surface.

Axon 20 5G

When the first Huawei device with an in-display camera will appear is currently unknown. So far there is no official statement from the Chinese manufacturer.
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Huawei Smartphone FAQs

Is it safe to buy Huawei?

Despite recent news articles around the chinese manufaturers, Huawei phones and laptops are still safe to buy, the only issue is there will be no access to any Google servies on their smartphones. This has been rectified by Huawei creating their own App Store which features most apps available on Google Store.

What is the latest Huawei phone?

The latest Huawei device to hit the market is the Huawei Y9 running on Android 10. 

Is Huawei better than Samsung?

Samsung specifications show that they are the better handset when it comes to display and the size of their batteries.
Huawei is known for much faster charging capabilities but mostly for their impressive cameras.