Huawei was one of the first smartphone manufacturers to ever release a smartphone with a bendable display. The Chinese company currently launched two foldable smartphones, Mate X and Mate Xs, and might be launching another one soon, this time with a zoom lens as well.
Back in 2019, the Chinese tech giant had applied for a patent, which was finally granted in its home country, China. In the patent, 16 colored product images can be observed that showcase designs with its existing Mate series of foldable handsets. Looking at the images, the upcoming Mate device can be unfolded to reveal a larger tablet size. The device bends inwards, similar to the Galaxy Fold, but features no selfie camera, with most fo the front being covered by the display.
On the rear is where the real difference between previous generations and even the Galaxy Fold can be seen. The patent Mate smartphone has a quad camera module similar to the Mate Xs but also features a zoom lens for magnified shots this time around. The sensors are right next to a smaller secondary display that rounds the corner, acting as an extension of the primary display.
The square camera cutout on the camera module is what gives away the sensor since Huawei has released several models with a zoom lens in a similar manner. The company is expected to launch another foldable smartphone in the second half of 2020, and this might be the device in question. However, it is still too early to tell, and we will have to wait for an official announcement to provide any confirmation.
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Becomes tablet when unfolded
Looking at the photo, it can be said that the upcoming Mate device becomes unfolded and becomes the size of a large tablet. This device turns inward like the Galaxy fold. However, the front camera is not visible in it because most of its front panel has a display.
Quad rear camera setup on the back panel
Talking about the back panel, it is quite different from Huawei’s previous generation Mate series and Galaxy Fold. The patented new Mate foldable smartphone has a quad rear camera setup similar to the Mate Xs. However, you will also get a zoom lens in it. The camera sensor is present next to the small secondary display.
Can be launched this year
Due to the square camera module provided in the camera module, it is possible to provide zoom lens in this upcoming phone. It is expected that this phone will be launched this year. The company has not given any official information about the launch of the phone and any specification.