Last year, Huawei introduced its first-ever foldable display phone – Huawei Mate X, beginning the company’s run in the foldable phone market.
With the beginning of 2020, Huawei launched an improved and upgraded version of its foldable phone as Huawei Mate Xs with better display quality, hinge and Kirin 990 Chipset.
The foldable display design of these two phones folds outwards, supported by the Falcon hinge. While folded, the display of Mate X and Xs becomes a dual-display phone. The design of this display is appreciated by many of its buyers.
However, there’s always some room for innovation, which recently appeared in a patent showing Huawei phones with “Extendable Display”. Taking the concept of the foldable screen even further.
According to LetsGoDigital, Huawei has filed a design patent application with the CNIPA (China National Intellectual Property Administration). It was approved on April 14, 2020, and also included at WIPO (World Intellectual Property Office) database.
The patented design has the same aesthetics as the Huawei Mate Xs. Instead of folding inwards, the display extends out from the back to the front using a pull-out/roll-out mechanism.
Also, the patent has 28 images of two different models that are different in display sizes and variations.
This model features a display that extends from the right side to the front. To use the full tablet size display, a user required to pull out the display part from its fold by grabbing the left and the right side of the phone and extend it.
Unlike Huawei Mate X, the phone cannot use its full display width due to the limitation presented by the pull out mechanism, which needs to be locked at a certain place before or point.
So it does not breaks into two pieces (you know the scenario such as one part on your left hand and the other your right)
Model A also has a triple camera setup on the left placed in a vertical position similar to the Mate Xs and also works as a selfie cam.
Compared to model A, Model B has the camera setup on the left side, while display also extends to the left (on the front side).
From the design perspective, the display of the Model B will be able to add up to 50% of the rollable display on the front and Model A at 30%.
There is one thing for sure that this design looks fantastic but would it receive an actual production? that’s an interesting thing that we’ll have to wait to find out.