10 January 2019
Huawei has reportedly filed a patent with CNIPA (China National Intellectual Property Administration) for a smartphone case with a large camera cut-out. Looking at this big cut out which is in the rectangular shape, it seems like the company is aiming to bring a phone with the penta-lens camera.
The Huawei case is found by the experts at Mobiel Kopen who are making us familiar with it. While the patent application doesn’t mention the name of the device but we assume it to be for the Mate series which is also one of the higher-end smartphones of the company. We already have reports on the Huawei P30 Pro that may come with quad rear cameras and the alignment of these cameras is positioned vertically. And, looking at the camera module cut out, it’s fair to assume it to be the case for the Huawei Mate 30 Pro. Recall, the Mate 20 Pro cameras module, it bore three rear cameras and an LED flash, all placed in a squarish chamber and this time the cutout is bigger and rectangular in shape, hinting at 5 cameras, not even 4.
The filed patent for a smartphone case by Huawei also reveals that there’s no rear-mounted fingerprint sensor which means we may see an in-display fingerprint scanner doing the work. The power button and volume rockers are located on the right side and at the bottom of the handset is the USB Type-C port, as well as the grills for the bottom-firing loudspeaker.
The other phone which is also expected to feature penta-camera lens is the Nokia 9. So, it would be great to see two smartphones with similar assets going into competition in 2019. Let’s wait and see how it goes.