Smartphones are getting upgraded almost every day now, making it look and perform better and better each day. From standard display to iPhone’s V-notch to water-drop notch to notchless full view display, we see a revolution in the smartphone segment. We saw how the Apple increased the screen-to-body ratio by introducing the V-notch display in it’s iPhone X. Then came the water-drop notch design and now notch-less design by deploying sliding or flip camera setup.
The latest to experiment with the notch-less display is the Chinese tech giant, Huawei. Huawei has, reportedly, filed a patent in the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO) for the smartphone with flip camera module. The news broke first by LetsGoDigital. The design looks similar to that of the Asus ZenFone 6, however, Huawei has installed a triple camera sensor inside the flip camera setup. The Asus ZenFone 6 had a dual lens camera enclosed in the flip camera setup, which differs with the one seen in the patent by Huawei. Huawei is said to have filed the patent on January 9, 2019 in the WIPO. WIPO, however, published the patent on its official site on December 17, 2019.
The triple lens flip camera setup as displayed in the patent by Huawei, is capable of rotating 180-degree. The same triple lens camera could be used as the front facing camera as well as the rear camera. In the possibility of featuring a wide-angle lens in the triple lens flip camera setup, a user will be able to take a wide angle selfie as well as photo clicks from the same flip camera.
Though, if this mysterious smartphone that will feature this triple lens flip camera module, gets launched, it wouldn’t be the first by the company. In 2015, the company under it’s subsidiary brand, Honor, launched the Honor 7i. The Honor 7i featured the similar 180-degree flipping camera setup. The display though had a thick bezel unlike this 2019 patented design. Also, the camera module had only a single lens camera inside the flip camera module.
There are speculations that this smartphone that will feature this triple lens flip camera setup, will be none other than the successor to the P Smart Z. Some also state that the smartphone could be the P Smart Z itself which is scheduled for a launch next year. It will be interesting to see if the P Smart Z that is announced to feature sliding pop-up camera will be shifted to the 180-degree rotating flip camera.