Huawei is one of the few smartphone manufacturers that have launched its very own foldable handsets into the market. The company has previously released the Mate X and Mate Xs, with both of them featuring an outward folding display. Now, a new patent suggests that the next generation of this lineup might arrive with an inward folding screen, which is similar to the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2.
According to a LetsGoDigital report, the Chinese tech giant filed a patent for the device back in 2019 with the CNIPA, which finally got approved earlier today (25th September 2020) and arrives with 32 product sketches and more. Looking at these images, it is clear that the smartphone features a foldable design and will be a premium grade flagship. It features both a large primary display along with an external screen as well.
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The one on the outside acts as the primary display when the device is folded and features a dual punch hole selfie camera on the front. On the other hand, the large display on the back covers the majority of the rear panel, with its hinge mechanism bending inward, which is quite different from what the company has offered so far. Furthermore, the rear camera system’s design resembles the Huawei P40 Pro+, although, the sensor configurations are a bit different, with a periscopic zoom lens also being found on the back.
The inward folding design with an external display is quite similar to what Samsung has been offering in its foldable smartphones. However, the design isn’t just a simple replication. A very notable aspect is that the device gets thinner when we move away from the primary portion of the device. In other words, when the smartphone is fully unfolded, one can see that the area that houses the camera and all the necessary specs is thicker than the region that just houses the inner and outer displays. Unfortunately, this might be an attempt from Huawei to cover all bases and not something it is actively working on. So stay tuned for more updates.
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