Huawei Patents Smartphone With Double Folding Display
Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei announced the Mate X back in the month of February. It was the first foldable smartphone from the company and featured an outward folding mechanism. A few days ago, it was revealed that the device’s launch date of June has been pushed back to September this year owing to the company perfecting the design of the handset. Now, patents of another Huawei foldable smartphone have surfaced online. The images in the patent application reveal the device will have a double folding display.
About the patent
The Huawei patent mentioned above was registered last year by the European Patent Office in the Netherlands. A patent entitled “foldable mobile device” was then granted by the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO) on 31st May. Images in the patent reveal a familiar design to the Huawei Mate X. The smartphone has an outward folding display, however, the display can be folded two times as opposed to one on the Mate X. This design is oddly familiar to the Xiaomi foldable smartphone, which was showcased in a video a while ago.
The images reveal three different models Huawei may be planning for the future. In the first variant, a widescreen border is present on the top and bottom of the smartphone. The bezel contains the camera sensors and a home button. The second variant contains a single bezel on the top, which houses the front-facing camera and other necessary sensors. On the other hand, the third model consists of just the display which extends on all sides of the device. Renders based on the third model have been showcased in the report.
The images in the Huawei patent reveal a single USB Type C port present on the smartphone, and there are no camera sensors in sight. It is possible that Huawei may incorporate an under display selfie camera as Xiaomi and Oppo showcased a few days ago. While the pricing of the handset is not known, because of all the modern technology and components inside the device; it may cost a premium when launched later this year or early next year.
You can check out the patent listing here