Huawei patents phone design with a hole in the display for the earpiece

November 9th, 2018   decode   news

Holes are the new notches – Huawei is considering cutting a slit for the earpiece as revealed by a design patent filed with the USPTO. This is interesting, because the expectation was that holes will be used for selfie cameras (like in Samsung‘s Infinity-O design and teased with the Galaxy A8s).

In fact, the patent doesn’t mention the selfie camera at all. A Huawei design that leaked in July showed a camera in the hole and the earpiece on the bezel above it. That design also envisioned an in-display fingerprint reader while this patent seems to place it under the camera on the back. Huawei…

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