A smartphone with two punch holes could be on the way
Although a smartphone with this design may never make it to market, the Chinese company has patented a new layout that involves placing two circular punch holes side by side. One of these will presumably house the front-facing selfie camera while the second could include a wide-angle alternative or a dedicated depth sensor. Alternative, it could be home to the in-ear speaker as there appears to be no sign of one along the edge of the frame.
Considering ZTE has already released its 2019 flagship in the form of the Axon 10 Pro, it’s possible this patented design will be used on an upcoming mid-range offering. In any case, as mentioned above, there’s no guarantee ZTE will ever make use of this design patent.