Huawei patents a flip-up smartphone

The rendered images of a new design patent filed by Huawei with EUIPO (European Union Intellectual Property Office) show a smartphone with a tiltable camera module similar to what was seen with ASUS ZenFone 6.

The tiltable camera module houses three sensors and what appears to be an LED flash and serves as both a rear camera and a selfie camera, avoiding solutions with notches or perforations in the display.

When the front-facing camera is activated via the camera app, the three mechanized cameras elevate and perform the function of a popup-type selfie camera.

The power buttons and the volume rocker are located on the right side of the device in question, while the tray for housing the SIM is on the left side.

Judging by the images shared by 91mobiles, the smartphone sports really thin frames, however this design patent expired on June 18, 2019, so it could become part of one of the next Huawei smartphones, perhaps in the next P40 series but it could only be a generic design.

If Huawei ended up using this design solution with Huawei P40, which could come with HarmonyOS, it would mean a big hardware change for the series but it is more likely that the company will eventually test this design with a mid-range device before including it in its next flagship.

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