Huawei Mate 40: New Side-Touch camera interface is now in the works

Huawei Mate 40: A new Side-Touch camera interface is now in the works

A recently-published patent suggests that the new interface will include a shutter button and flash settings, among others.

One of the hotly-anticipated launches past mid-2020 is the Huawei Mate 40 series. And like clockwork, the lineup has just gotten involved in what appears to be a game-changing development.

A new, ground-breaking Side-Touch camera interface

A published Huawei patent filed with China National Intellectual Property Administration in July 2019, made rounds online. The patent bears 10 images, all of which essentially revealed what is touted as a new Side-Touch camera interface.

In the images, the new interface features a shutter button, with crucial camera functions such as flash settings, white balance, camera mode, and a lot more. The interface is found on the edges of the phone, which are rendered as curved ones.

The images also suggest that the new interface will be capable of a zoom control, which is located on the side. Meanwhile, an HDR icon can also be seen alongside. Users can also access the phone’s gallery in the same location.

A narrow notch?

The images on the patent also revealed a narrow notch, which houses a dual-camera setup. Its rear panel, however, doesn’t come with a camera system. As the panel doesn’t appear to feature any visible camera module, it could entail that the Huawei Mate 40 phone might use a disappearing image lens technology.

This is similar to the one we’ve seen on the OnePlus Concept One smartphone. But we recommend that you take this with a pinch of salt first.

Previous speculations indicate that the Huawei Mate 40 could pack at least four cameras on its back, free-form lenses for beefed-up ultra-wide-angle outputs, plus a dedicated periscope lens.

A 108MP primary camera

It is also rumored that the Huawei Mate 40 and the Mate 40 Pro could come equipped with a 108MP sensor, as their primary cameras. Currently, the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra and the Motorola Edge+ are noted for this kind of lens offers.

The only difference in Huawei’s end is how it’s marketing the module as a free-form lens. The customized 108MP sensor is expected to be developed in partnership with Leica.

While we’ve already witnessed some free-form lenses in the market in the form of third-party add-ons on smartphones, the Huawei Mate 40 and the Mate 40 Pro are slated to become the first smartphones to be equipped with built-in free-form lenses.

In terms of power, the Huawei Mate 40 series is tipped to sport Huawei’s all-new Kirin 1020 chipset, which succeeds the Kirin 990 that launches with the Huawei P40 and P40 Pro.

Images courtesy of TT Technology/YouTube Screenshot



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