Huawei working on smartphone with a display hole for the camera instead of a notch

19 July 2018
We just hope this has some practical implication or at least the other manufacturers won't follow suit.

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  • Anonymous

Just remove the front camera, it’s such a simple and cheap solution
Why should I have to have a notch or “camera hole” because some people want to take stupid photos of themselves

  • Joe Alligator

Anonymous, 23 Jul 2018Curve the display from front, round the top and all the way... morecurving the screen like iShit X is expensive, thats why the cost is high. now curving the top as well haha.. maybe in the near future though when prices go down

  • Anonymous

Black Cat, 22 Jul 2018The final solution is a smaller, lower res, lower power dis... moreCurve the display from front, round the top and all the way down the back? If the phone could flip from the back outward you could get a super tall display too, 38:9 aspect ratio is the new future :p

Or even under screen cameras if that is possible. Both of these would be another solution

  • Black Cat

The final solution is a smaller, lower res, lower power display on the back (maybe epaper-like). Whose only purpose is as a selfie viewfinder (unless power consumption is low enough for always on use).

Then you only need one camera, the main one.

Furthermore, who actually needs a fingerprint scanner, whether built into the screen or otherwise? An NFC ring would be a great "biometric" alternative.

I doubt the overall BOM would be much different, phones could be completely bezelless, more reliable (popup cameras?? No thanks!), and easier to use.

Skype video calls.
What use is a loud speaker? (end sarcasm)

Am i the only one bothered by the fact they are just killing smartphones as media consumption devices?
Notches kills any videos.
All videos are 16:9, but they are doing 18:9 or higher, essentially killing half the screen when watching videos, just for the sake of having more inches in their advertisement.
One of the greatest smartphone features of all time is to be able to watch videos, clips and movies in a portable device, and they are essentially killing this feature. I guess most people uses their device for facebook and whatsapp nowadays and don’t care about media content.

Anonymous, 21 Jul 2018MirrorLike on the first cameraphones? I think the selfie generation wouldn't be happy with that. :-)

  • Anonymous

I'm happy manufacturers are trying new things and differentiating their models. Smartphone design had been so stagnant for so long. Notches? Sure. Holes? Why not. Pop-ups? Worth a shot. Rotating lens or reflector? Yes please! Same-old-bezeled-slab? Keep those coming too. 'Gamer' phones? Fugly and welcome!

  • Anonymous

MdN8, 20 Jul 2018Just remove the front camera completely and put a smaller d... moreMirror

  • Anonymous

Espenegger72, 20 Jul 2018Just don't understand the need of the front camera. I never... moreAgreed, I'd happily live without a front camera if it reduced the price/accommodated a larger battery.

AnonD-594740, 20 Jul 2018Sorry, i replied to you instead of the thread.Its ol

  • Andy

Anonymous, 20 Jul 2018The Notch except this time it's on the middle of the screenHaha ^_^

  • Espenegger72

Just don't understand the need of the front camera. I never ever use it. Mate 9.

  • AnonD-594740

LG Superfan, 20 Jul 2018What about itSorry, i replied to you instead of the thread.

Anonymous, 20 Jul 2018Or don't...there's a billion really good phones out there w... moreMan yes old phones with no more updates or soon no more.
In present era notch is everywhere and it will continue to spread like poison or disease, cancer etc. Start loving notch.

  • Anonymous

CptPower, 20 Jul 2018Well and many people thought that the NOTCH IS A REALLY BAD... moreOr don't...there's a billion really good phones out there without it you know...

  • Anonymous

The Notch except this time it's on the middle of the screen

Well and many people thought that the NOTCH IS A REALLY BAD.
As founder of one plus company said: Start loving notch :-)

  • Anonymous

Why not move it to the right or left side. Seems worse in the middle.. at least move it to and edge so you can get the most from video play back and viewing pictures..

AnonD-594740, 20 Jul 2018So... a essential phone?What about it