Huawei just patented a phone with a very unique notch solution

Huawei just patented a phone with a very unique notch solution
The notch is perhaps the most controversial smartphone design feature ever. It’s present on Samsung and Motorola’s mid-rangers, LG’s flagships, Apple’s 2019 iPhone XR, and most of Huawei’s recent smartphones. But in the hope of removing it, the latter recently patented a rather odd solution.

The smartphone envisioned in the documents, as you’d expect, sports a notchless display which is accompanied by a small chin and slim side bezels. However, instead of pairing this with a pop-out camera module or a cut-out, Huawei seems to be toying with the idea of a rounded upper bezel. 

This idea consists primarily of a regular bezel with shortened sides, a thicker area in the center, and rounded edges. It houses the in-ear speaker and front-facing camera, as usual, while also allowing a larger display to be included without the added cost of a pop-out camera mechanism. Moreover, it looks drastically better than the outwards-facing notch Xiaomi patented last month.

Like Xiaomi’s solution, Huawei’s design will most likely be used exclusively in the low-end and mid-range segments if introduced. However, because this design is simply a patent at this stage, there’s no guarantee the company will ever greenlight a phone that looks like this.



1. shaineql

Posts: 522; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

A ... Regular 2018 phone ?

2. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 691; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

I don't see what possible benefit this could have over a regular rectangular top bezel.

13. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

But I can clearly see the benefit over a notch.

3. User123456789

Posts: 916; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

Not a notch, it is curved bezel like old LG G but thinner. Like LG G3/G4

4. jellmoo

Posts: 2585; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Before: We've solved the problem of top bezels with the notch! Now: We've solved the problem of the notch with a top bezel. Progress.

22. JetskiMark

Posts: 16; Member since: Feb 03, 2014

Brilliant and humorous.

5. _PHug_

Posts: 482; Member since: Oct 11, 2011

Bezel > Notch

6. bucknassty

Posts: 1337; Member since: Mar 24, 2017


7. Venom

Posts: 3548; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Huawei, stealing ideas, concepts, and data.

8. frequency

Posts: 107; Member since: Aug 13, 2013

Especially from your parents, that's why you act like a mad dog, bites all the time. It's part of the reason i don't line Sammy fans

10. maherk

Posts: 6876; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

You obviously missed out on the part where he also trolls Samsung. He despises Huawei, hates Samsung, and dislikes Apple, and he wastes no opportunity to troll them.

11. wabajak13

Posts: 55; Member since: Jan 02, 2018

Ahh, he's a true visionary. Can't wait to see his insightful designs in upcoming phones....

16. Venom

Posts: 3548; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I never said nor implied that I hate Samsung. Stop making stuff up. Now I might point out something that I disagree with from time to time, but that's for any OEM. But since I'm not your buddy, darkk, I don't get a free pass. Get over yourself lol and stop complaining about an opinionated comment.

17. Venom

Posts: 3548; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I'm sorry, but was that supposed to make sense? I'm not a Samsung fan.

19. frequency

Posts: 107; Member since: Aug 13, 2013

this means to me you are a totally "ATTENTION w***e", and totally sucked from 5D view !!! I feel so sorry that you are f**king brain washed without knowing that. Please read more from different resources.

9. ijuanp03

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

It's just like my Moto Z3 Play. Nothing special there

12. liteon163

Posts: 45; Member since: Jan 24, 2017

How is this something that can be patented?

15. lyndon420

Posts: 6788; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Apple patented a rectangle with round corners...or did they actually??

14. DearSX

Posts: 17; Member since: Nov 12, 2015

At end of the day its how much screen size for a given phone size.

18. Suts_97

Posts: 128; Member since: May 05, 2012

I think the Meizu 16s ultra slim top and bottom bezels is my favourite solution at the moment!

20. GalaxyLeads_iCrapFollows

Posts: 216; Member since: Nov 29, 2017

Can anything be uglier than this? this is chinese talent at its finest. huawei can't do anything right besides copying the hardwork from others like Samsung

21. eenoneemo

Posts: 7; Member since: Sep 30, 2012

lol so its like a bezel

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