The notch is far from being the ideal choice to reduce the bezels of a smartphone. Actually, for users, it is worse than having to deal with symmetrical bezels on the bottom and top part of the handsets. Back in the last year, the design language evolved into a smaller waterdrop shaped notch which is less intrusive. This year, however, companies are betting into punch-holes, sliding designs and pop-up camera mechanism. Everything to kill the dreaded notch design once and for all. Yet, Huawei is seemingly planning to keep a wide notch on the Huawei Mate 30 Pro.
According to a couple of leaked pictures of screen protectors and shatter-proof glasses for the Mate 30 Pro, the handset will not jump in the bezel-free trend. Instead, it will keep up with the wide notch that came in last year’s model. The wide notch will house the camera along with a couple of sensors for Face ID. The front-facing display reveals no less than five holes in the notch. One is for the selfie snapper, another is for the proximity sensor, and there’s even a hole for the speaker. Rumors suggest that Huawei will keep the notch for a ToF sensor that will drive face recognition as well as AR/VR emojis.
According to a report, the Huawei Mate 30 will receive the same notch treatment. However, it will ship with a moderate display curvature. The Huawei Mate 30 Pro variant will come with pronounced curves on its OLED panel. Both the side bezels will be extremely thin, as well as the top and bottom bezels. The leaked pictures are courtesy from the reliable leakster IceUniverse. Hopefully, more details will surface about Huawei’s new flagship.
When it comes to a launch date, it’s hard to estimate. With the US vs China trade war and the ban imposed on Huawei, it’s hard to confirm when the Mate 30 duo will hit the shelves.