Huawei might soon release a slider smartphone, patent suggests

Huawei might soon release a slider smartphone, patent suggests
The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 and Honor Magic 2 are two examples of modern slider smartphones. And with bezel-less designs becoming increasingly popular, a new patent suggests Huawei could soon release a slider phone of its own.

As visible in the renders, the smartphone described boasts extremely thin side bezels which extend to the top of the display. Towards the bottom, a relatively thick chin is present suggesting that this may not be a high-end device.

In this particular case, the slider design hides two front-facing cameras which are paired with an LED flash. A similar setup can be found on the smartphone’s rear too, although if this device does ever reach production Huawei could potentially swap the dual-camera setup for a more advanced triple-camera layout.

The rear of the described device doesn’t include a fingerprint scanner. As a result, an in-display optical sensor seems likely. Alternatively, the scanner could be embedded within the side-mounted power button.

Because this is simply a patent at this stage, there's no guarantee Huawei will ever launch such a device. But if it does move ahead with it, a release as part of the Huawei P Smart series or Huawei Y lineup seems extremely likely After all, the flagship Huawei P30 & P30 Pro, and P30 Lite have already leaked out with no slider mechanisms in sight

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4 Comments

1. Cat97

Posts: 1933; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

It has a CHIN, so it is not FULL SCREEN !

2. Xxtoxicskittlexx

Posts: 190; Member since: Jun 11, 2018

Reminds me of my first Windows phone. The Audiovox PPC-6601. Who remembers that phone?

4. ing0ram

Posts: 22; Member since: Jan 15, 2019

They kind of already did. They released Honor Magic 2. And yes, Huawei = Honor, some Honor phones are even called Huawei Honor ... and in the smartphone shipments charts Huawei counts Honor phones as Huawei ones.

5. Vokilam

Posts: 1278; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

Why not put the camera in the chin and turn the UI upside down permanently?

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