The best solution for the full screen: Huawei’s under-screen camera patent exposure
With the increase in user demand, the requirements for the screen-to-body ratio of mobile phones are getting higher and higher, and major mobile phone manufacturers are constantly pursuing more extreme full screens, and water drop screens, bangs screens, perforated screens, lifting full screens, etc. are also in demand. From the structural point of view, the under-screen camera should be the best solution for the full-screen era.
As for under-screen camera phones, domestic manufacturers are following up. A few days ago, Letsgodigital exposed a new Huawei mobile phone appearance patent. From the patent point of view, the mobile phone uses an under-screen camera.
It is reported that the patent was submitted by Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. to the National Intellectual Property Office (CNIPA) on December 15, 2020, and was authorized on July 9, 2021.
Judging from the patent drawings, the smartphone adopts a full-screen design, and the screen frame is very narrow. In addition, there is no hole at the top of the screen, and there is only a 3.5 mm headphone jack and earpiece on the top of the phone. It can be inferred from this that the phone should have adopted an under-screen camera.
There are two physical buttons on the right, and there are no buttons on the left side of the phone, and which should be the SIM slot and the power button. There is a microphone, a USB-C port, and speakers at the bottom.
The back design of the phone is quite simple. The camera module is located in the upper left corner, with three cameras and a flash. There are multiple design drawings for the camera module in the patent drawing. The main difference is that the position of the camera in the camera module is different.
Not the first time Huawei has applied for a patent for the design of the under-screen camera. In January of this year, a Huawei design patent for an under-screen camera was exposed. In addition to the under-screen camera, the rear lens module of the patented mobile phone also uses a matrix four-camera solution, which is prominent from the side or is equipped with a super-large bottom main camera. And periscope lens.
Judging from the patent published today, compared with the patent issued in January, the patent should be aimed at the mid-range mobile phone market.
Of course, it is still unclear which Huawei’s first under-screen camera phone will be, and it is also unknown whether the long-rumored Huawei P50 will use an under-screen camera.