With the increase in user demand, the requirements for the screen-to-body ratio of mobile phones are getting higher. The level of display development in the smartphone industry is extremely high. Over the past few years, there has been a serious pursuit of full-screen devices. We have seen the notch design, waterdrop, punch-hole design, pop-up camera, and other solutions. However, from the structural point of view, the under-screen camera should be the best solution for the full-screen era. As for under-screen camera phones, Chinese manufacturers are following up. A few days ago, Letsgodigital exposed a new Huawei mobile phone appearance patent. From the patent, the mobile phone uses an under-screen camera.
According to reports, the patent was submitted by Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. to the National Intellectual Property Office (CNIPA) on December 15, 2020, and was authorized on July 9, 2021.
Judging from the patent drawings, the phone adopts a full-screen design, and the screen frame is very narrow. In addition, there is no hole at the top of the screen, and there is only a 3.5 mm headphone jack and earpiece on the top of the phone. Looking at the design, we can tell that this smartphone should come with an under-screen camera.
There are no physical buttons on the left side of the phone, and there are two physical buttons on the right side. These buttons should be the SIM slot and the power button. There is a microphone, a USB-C port, and speakers at the bottom.
Huawei’s design is attractive
The back design of the phone is relatively simple. The camera module is in the upper left corner, with three cameras and a flash. It is worth mentioning that there are multiple design drawings for the camera module in the patent drawing. The main difference is that the position of the camera in the camera module is different.
However, this is not the first time Huawei has applied for a patent for the design of the under-screen camera. In January of this year, a Huawei design patent for an under-screen camera hit the web. In addition to the under-screen camera, the rear lens module of the mobile phone also uses a matrix four-camera solution. This is more prominent from the side.
Judging from the new patent, relative to the January patent, this patent should aim at the mid-range mobile phone market. Of course, it is still unclear which model will be Huawei’s first under-screen camera phone.