Huawei Nova 4 complete with display hole and chin shows up again

Huawei Nova 4 complete with display hole and chin shows up again
Although Samsung was largely expected to kick off the display hole trend, recent teasers have suggested that Huawei will beat its South Korean rival to market. And today, just days after Huawei’s first offering leaked, the Nova 4 has shown up again in a new set of images that provide a much clearer look.

At an event held in celebration of Chinese singer Jackson Yee’s 18th birthday, Huawei chose to show off its upcoming smartphone for a brief moment. Just as expected, the Nova 4 makes use of a small camera hole in the top-left corner of the display which subsequently removes the need for a notch, thus allowing a significantly smaller bezel. However, following in the footsteps of most 2018 smartphones, a chin beneath the display is still visible.

The rear design of Huawei’s Nova 4 is currently unconfirmed but is expected to resemble the Huawei P20 Pro. Elsewhere, these particular images do point towards a bottom-firing speaker and a USB Type-C port. Furthermore, the images that leaked a few days ago revealed the presence of a headphone jack on top of the device.

The Huawei Nova 4 is currently expected to go official in China on December 12. Shortly after this, a release is expected to take place in the market. However, when it comes to international, this probably won’t happen until early 2019.

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11 Comments

1. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1337; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

So, they say "imitation is the most sincerest form of flattery" are they saying that Samsung has the right display design going forward and that notches are no longer viable and if so are they also conceding that Samsung is the leader to, now, imitate?

11. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2225; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

So let me get this straight. You believe that Huawei was able to create a smartphone within a month's time that copied Samsung? The first news article that pointed to a hole-punch style display on a Samsung device was about November 13th. That's awfully quick of Huawei to create a production device like that.

2. dnomadic

Posts: 360; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

But wasn't there another phone that had this design around the time of the first generation iPhone x. It was either sharp or Vivo, it was a corner notch (so not quite this design). People said it was a horrible design choice. I think a small notch or hole is an excellent transition design before we reach the true bezel and hole free front.

3. alanrock

Posts: 220; Member since: Oct 04, 2018

yeah, because O,U,V is so much better to pronounce than screen cut out....originality from past.

4. JamesSv

Posts: 7; Member since: Sep 14, 2018

I don’t consider any of this copying until it actually comes out and the first to do so the rest will be imitating them so I don’t call this a Samsung imitation

5. cncrim

Posts: 1530; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

whatever it is looking good.

6. surethom

Posts: 1558; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

The hole will be annoying when playing some games as the controls are in the bottom corners on some games. prefer the notch.

8. nikhil23

Posts: 414; Member since: Dec 07, 2016

Doesn't notch block more content/controls on screen?

9. drunkenjay

Posts: 1615; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

id rather have a hole than a notch which covers a whole block of screen.

7. sleepypandaeyes

Posts: 332; Member since: Apr 12, 2015

I'm first to admit that Huawei copies voraciously like most chinese OEMs but for them to launch a hole in display phone so quickly suggests it was probably in the pipeline and I imagine manufacturing took speed once rumours broke of Samsung uitlizing a hole display. Both companies have had patents since early this year.

10. CEDEOTB

Posts: 312; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

Why not just put the camera in the top right corner and move the time to the centre of the status bar?

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