On August 15, 2019, Huawei has filed a new Clamshell foldable phone design patent with CNIPA (China National Intellectual Property Administration) and it got published on July 7, 2020.
According to the patent, the phone has a foldable full view display with a notch on the top comprising a selfie camera. Notably, the notch is a bit squared compared to regular smartphones.
On the right side, it has volume adjustment keys, followed by a red-colored power key. The left side remains blank. Topside seems to feature a headphone jack. The bottom side has a USB Type-C port, a sim-card tray, and a speaker grill.
On the rear, the camera system placed vertically with a camera bump. However, the camera number is yet to confirm, additional sensors featured on the right side of the camera system.
The camera system has a black stripe that covers the phone’s back from top to bottom in the top part of the phone.
A recent report reveals that Huawei has filed a new trademark for the “Mate V” name and Huawei’s upcoming clamshell phone could be called the Huawei Mate V. However, there’s more information yet come on the matter.
If Huawei planning to release Clamshell foldable phone by 2020, then it may choose to unveil it in late Q3 or Q4 ahead of the launch of Huawei Mate 40 series.
(Source – TigerMobiles)