Huawei is actively experimenting with the form factor of new smartphones. The Chinese manufacturer has already introduced to the market Huawei Mate X and Mate Xs smartphones, which are equipped with folding screens. Now it has become known that Huawei is working on a smartphone with a belt screen in the Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha style, the images of which were found in a registered company patent.
In mid-March 2020, Huawei Technologies filed a patent with the National Intellectual Property Office of China, and the relevant documentation became available only today. The screen encircles one part of the smartphone and covers about 60-70% of the back panel area.
In the upper left corner of the rear panel there is a vertical camera, which includes three image sensors and two LEDs for flash. There is no front camera in the image, but you do not need a front camera with this screen. The rear part of the display can be used as a viewfinder for creating selfies.
It is not yet known whether this smartphone will get to the shelves of stores or whether it will remain just an interesting concept.