The halo ring is a simple design aesthetic that outlines the camera setup on the rear side of the device but it seems like Huawei has planned to make it functional.
According to LetsGoDigital, Huawei has filed a design patent application at WIPO (World Intellectual Property Office) in mid-2019. The patent shows a smartphone with quad camera design surrounded by a halo ring and support for touchscreen actions.
The design patent has a total of 15 drawings including a color image revealing 5 different features, which looks absolutely amazing.
The halo ring around the camera can be used as a touch screen interface with Tap and Rotate gestures.
For example, if you receive a call, you will see the caller information on the ring as well as options to receive or stop the call and also for checking an unread SMS.
- Volume control
- Camera zoom adjustment
- Flip the page or maybe image (Gallery)
- Open message
- Show clock (such as AOD widget)
- Alarm alert
For instance, the ring design of the Mate 30 device is not too wide but sufficient to perform such tasks.
The design shown in the image is very interesting and adds an extra layer of innovation to the phone that we truly want to go into a live device.
Taking a fact that the rear design is very similar to the Huawei Mate 30 series, Huawei could use it in the Huawei Mate 40 series that will launch in the second half of 2020. However, there’s no official confirmation available about the production of this design patent.
Honor 90 series could launch in May
Honor continues to launch new smartphones among consumers and the company could launch its next smartphone lineup, Honor 90 series around May.
According to the input coming from Weibo tipster Classmateguan, Honor 90 series could launch by the end of May. It’s expected that this lineup will be empowered over Honor 80 series, and the feedback from customers will help the company to achieve its aim.
The tipster reveals that Honor 90 devices will bring dual speakers and an Optical image stabilization anti-shake camera system. The smartphone lineup will be enhanced until the launch event and we could expect major improvements in video shooting.
It is anticipated that the Honor 90 series won’t disappoint customers and will lead the smartphone market further in a new direction. Meanwhile, Honor has not made an official announcement.
Honor 80 series:
Last year, Honor launched Honor 80 series featuring a beautiful desing that includes a brand new center, pill shape punch-hole display design, 120Hz high refresh rate, high-frequency PWM dimming, and a hyperbolic screen that supports 1.07 billion colors.
Honor 80 Pro is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset and it’s supported by a 4800mAh battery that could recharge with a 66W super fast charger. The rear design of the Honor 80 Pro is attractive and comes in four different colors.
Huawei Mate 50 series offering $44 discount in China
Huawei’s latest smartphone flagship, the Huawei Mate 50 series is getting a new price discount of 300 yuan ($44). However, it’s a limited-time discount and people in China must have to hurry to grab it.
After the discount, the initial price of the Huawei Mate 50 is 4699, and the Huawei Mate 50 Pro falls to 6499. The Huawei Mate 50E model has a 200 yuan discount, while it lands at 3799. This is a big saving for people who want to grab a model from the Huawei Mate 50 series and this discount price is not worth ignoring.
To be mentioned, This offer is currently available on China’s Jingdong e-commerce website.
Huawei Mate 50 Series:
Huawei Mate 50 brings a 6.7-inch display with a resolution of 2700×1224, it is equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1. It has a 13 MP selfie camera, and triple rear cameras including a 50 MP pixel ultra-variable camera (f/1.4~f/4.0 aperture) + 13 MP pixel super wide-angle Camera (f/2.2 aperture) + 12 MP periscope telephoto camera (f/3.4 aperture, OIS optical image stabilization).
The phone brings autofocus, while the battery is 4460mAh, and has a 66W wired and 50W wireless charging (support).
Looking into the Mate 50 Pro, which has a 6.74-inch screen with a resolution of 2616×1212. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, a big-notch front-facing camera system containing a 13MP selfie + 3D depth-sensing camera.
On the back, it has a 50MP ultra-variable camera (f/1.4~f/4.0 aperture, OIS optical image stabilization) + 13-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera (f/2.2 aperture) + 64-megapixel periscope telephoto camera (f/3.5 aperture, OIS optical image stabilization), supports autofocus.
This phone packs a 4700mAh battery, which supports 66W Wired, and 50W wireless charging. Coming to the Mate 50E, provides a 6.7-inch flat screen with a resolution of 2700×1224 pixels. It has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 4G processor.
In terms of camera, you will get a rear 50MP ultra-variable camera + a 13MP ultra-wide-angle camera (f/2.2 aperture), while it also supports autofocus, front 13MP pixels, supports 66W wired flash charging.
Huawei Mate X3 spy shot reveals Mate 50 like rear camera
We’re busy covering the Huawei P60 series but there’s a new foldable phone soon making our way. Now, a spy shot of the upcoming Huawei Mate X3 foldable phone has appeared online.
A Weibo tipster shared a spy shot of the Huawei Mate X3 camera system, which reveals a quad camera arrangement, similar to what we’ve seen in the Mate 50 series but with a slightly different placement.
The periscope camera is now settled on the top right, while the other is likely to be a main camera, ultra-wide angle, and macro camera. It also has a wide LED flash.
To be mentioned, the device in the image is a testing model and resides under a protective cover. Therefore, we can’t see an exact look at the external design.
Aside from the camera specifications, we can expect that the phone will come with an XMAGE imaging system and there will be new improvements to the photography section. From the appearance, we can confirm that it has a side opening and closing mechanism, which is exactly the same as the Mate X2.
The tipster anticipates that this new foldable smartphone is coming soon and it will still be powered by Snapdragon 8+ GEN 1 chipset. The chipset has octa-core architecture including Octa-core, 1 × Cortex-X2 at 3.2 GHz + 3 × Cortex-A710 at 2.75 GHz + 4 × Cortex-A510 at 2.0 GHz.
The past report reveals that Huawei Mate X3 will adopt a light design with a bigger battery capacity. There is also improvement planned for the hinge system to provide a better opening and closing experience for the customers.
Furthermore, Huawei has been confused about the launch of this foldable device, as it is already preparing for the unveiling of the P60 series. These two launches could clash with each other but it’s more likely that the phone maker to launch the Mate X3 ahead of the next P series flagship.
(source – Weibo)