Report: Next Huawei flagship will feature an iPhone X-like notch


The weird notch that's probably the defining trait of the iPhone X seems like a love or hate affair, as you can either like it or find it annoying. In any case, let's agree that it's a controversial feature that might or might not make it in future iPhones.

Just like many times in the past, Apple and Android smartphones market are borrowing design features or technologies from each other. Obviously, that's not bad at all since we all want the best of the best when we buy a new flagship.

Well, it looks like Huawei wants to take that controversial notch design feature, which is also part of the Android-powered Essential Phone, and put it on one of its upcoming flagships, possibly the P11. XDA-Developers reports they have found evidence in official Huawei firmware files in the form of an overlay image that's referenced in a configuration file that defines the “RoundCornerDisplay.”



Moreover, a configuration file is more specific and refers to one of the system build properties as a “notch.” The image attached to the article has been recreated from the overlay image found in the firmware files.

Another detail that seems to confirm the information is the resolution of the Huawei P11's display. According to the report, the phone has a 6.01-inch display with 2160 x 1080 pixels resolution, but the boot animation suggests that the phone uses a 2244 x 1080 resolution. This particular discrepancy in resolution points to a change in design, namely the notch.

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41 Comments

40. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

Any OEM who copies the notch, I wish they'll fail badly. They deserve to get failed. Can't copy any good thing from Apple, just stupid things like that ugly stupid notch. Ugh..

39. LouisMariano5

Posts: 65; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

this is a bulls**t story.... the 10 mate and 10 mate pro... don't have a "notch" and its a gorgeous phone..... quit the fake news!

36. Sania

Posts: 97; Member since: Nov 04, 2017

LOL it’s inevitable.... Agent Smith says...

33. Chuck007

Posts: 1421; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

For a company based on a country with such a high population... you'd figure they'd hire designers with more originality. But no..

31. darkkjedii

Posts: 31805; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

As long as Samsung doesn’t do it. Samsung is better, so no need to downgrade.

38. Furbal unregistered

Mate 10 is damn nice as well the notch gains them nothing.

30. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

It's good that it's not as big as iPhone's and not as awkward as essential's notch. They just need to optimize the usage of that space beside the notch, and prevent the notch from cutting video and game screen

29. MarmiteTheDog

Posts: 192; Member since: Jul 31, 2017

Don't the Chinese know that they're only supposed to copy good things from the West, not bad?

20. Tipus

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

Chinese always will copy, it's in their blood :)

25. xfire99

Posts: 1207; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

Well, tell companies to move theirs productions elswhere instead abusing low cost and low salary for workers there. Just to feed their fat pockets.

16. fyah_king unregistered

Essential notch is ok, but the crap x is a no go!!!

17. cmdacos

Posts: 4421; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Essential is equally as bad... Don't kid yourself

15. Einstein333

Posts: 146; Member since: May 22, 2012

Really don't hope so, it's super ugly !!

14. Furbal unregistered

Pls no.

12. An.Awesome.Guy

Posts: 636; Member since: Jan 12, 2015

Let me guess, screen repair will be more costly. I bet if any site made a poll whether you want to choose between having a bezzless phone with a notch or a phone with bezless without notch, then most will chose to have bezels over notch.

11. mootu

Posts: 1541; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

If true then I won't be buying Huawei anymore.

37. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Who care?

9. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2292; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

If you can't beat em...join em...

8. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

A Chinese manufacturer copying an Apple design? Well, I never.

7. cmdacos

Posts: 4421; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Brutal and lazy design element. Go back to the drawing board.

6. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

The others will follow...

41. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Lol correct.

5. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

Stupid move...if actually true.

3. notfair

Posts: 785; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

I have just bought a mate 10 pro and if they do this s**t I am out of the Huawei bandwagon. this is pure stupid to copy s**t from apple.

13. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 932; Member since: May 07, 2014

why copy a controversial feature.

18. cncrim

Posts: 1590; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Are you aware that in China copy is condone right? Don’t be surprise.

19. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

What do you expect from a Chinese TV company that shamelessly copied the NBC peacock logo?

35. ph00ny

Posts: 2084; Member since: May 26, 2011

What's hilarious is that you don't see apple suing the crap out of these chinese companies despite the fact that some of their phones look exactly the same as their devices but they sue the crap out of samsung for looking similar.

2. Diego!

Posts: 880; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

Essential Phone, 2nd generation?

10. Nopers unregistered

Lolno. Essential phone said they wanted a phone that lasts, which means 2 year cycle.

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