Huawei looks to the future with new bezel-less design patent

Huawei looks to the future with new bezel-less design patent
So far this year, the Huawei P20 line represents the closest Huawei has gotten to a bezel-less design. Nevertheless, the company is still aiming to innovate when it comes to smartphone designs, and one of its most recent patents details exactly how.

The patent in question, which was only filed back in February, describes a unique build process that would allow Huawei to do away with any unnecessary side bezels. Instead of using the typical device frames that are featured on current smartphones, the Chinese company would start off the overall build with the rear panel, that itself has been designed to accommodate the display. Once manufactured, the display would be placed on top of the panel and sealed down with adhesive, with this then being sandwiched in by two metal strips on either side, which ultimately replace current smartphone frames. The result? An extremely high screen-to-body ratio.

In addition to the design advantages, Huawei notes that the process won’t bring any compromises either. In fact, due to the use of high-quality adhesives, smartphones can continue to be water and dust resistant, while any potential bends in the construction are avoided thanks to the use of high-strength materials in the rear panel.

It’s presently unclear when the company plans on introducing the design process to its smartphones but, despite Huawei’s claim of no disadvantages, the fact that the side strips are only stuck on with adhesive suggests it could potentially be a weak point in the device’s design if dropped or damaged.

source: LetsGoDigital (translated)

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7 Comments

1. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

I'm okay with bezels as long as it has it's basic essentials; speakers, camera, sensors (optional headphone jack). Skimping on those just to "see little more" is a no good exchange for me. Still, function over form.

6. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

FPscanner?

7. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

I'm good with it at the back or at the sides.

2. sissy246

Posts: 7120; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Agree, thin bezels is just fine and no notch.

3. dimas

Posts: 3374; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Now they are scrambling with bezel-less displays. Huawei must be feeling bad that they copy the notch for their p20 flagships then oppo and vivo came up with more original concepts.

5. Bondurant

Posts: 783; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Huawei Patent filed in February. Not today. Fail.

4. AbhiD

Posts: 813; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

P20 series was anything but bezeless. Notch up top and a huge chin at the bottom with fugly fingerprint scanner. Ugliest looking front. Seeing what Vivo and Oppo have brought to the table huawei phones feel ancient.

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