The Huawei Mate 40 series, which would be the next flagship line of the company, could have a round border around the rear cameras which also acts as a touch screen. The Chinese company has filed a patent application suggesting an intuitive circular touch screen around the configuration of the rear quad camera. The display functions seem to change depending on the use case which includes receiving messages, calls and alarms, among others. The images also show that the so-called Huawei Mate 40 series will follow the same camera design as the Huawei Mate 30 series.
From the images shared in the application filed in the global design database of the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO), as detected by LetsGoDigital, it can be seen that the secondary circular touch screen changes according to use . For example, if the user receives a new message, it will be displayed on the ring on the back, so you don’t need to pick up the phone if you don’t want to. Likewise, in the case of calls, the ringer display will show the name of the caller and give you the option of receiving or rejecting the call.
Certain other use cases illustrated in the patent application include controlling the volume with a finger, turning the pages, zooming in and out on the camera, using it as a clock and alarm. It can also be turned off, which makes it completely dark.
The images of the patent application, filed in July 2019 and filed this month, also show other angles of the so-called Huawei Mate 40 series phone. There is a notch on the front that will likely house the front camera. The USB Type-C port is visible at the bottom, flanked by the speaker grille on the left and the SIM card tray on the right.
The Huawei Mate 40 series will launch around September or October, as reported by LetsGoDigital, but there is no news of the announcement from the company itself.