Samsung Galaxy Note 20 may have a status indicator surrounding its punch hole camera
As discovered by LetsGoDigital, the South Korean company has filed five design patents with China's National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) on October 16th, 2019. All of the patents surround the idea of having a graphical interface around the selfie camera, which itself is in a punch hole on the screen.
In the patents, Samsung explains that the small area inside the punch hole surrounding the camera may be used as an indicator for many actions, such as a tiny progress bar for when downloading files, a video recording indicator, and more.
If those patents are going to make it into a product, we can reasonably assume that it's the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 to be the first one getting an indicator surrounding its punch hole selfie camera. In addition, this confirms that it will not have a futuristic under-display camera, but a punch hole selfie shooter still.
Earlier rumors claimed that the Note 20 was to have no punch hole cameras, as reports suggested Samsung is preparing for its timely launch, to likely happen in August.