A recently uncovered patent showcases what could be a new feature coming to Huawei’s unannounced Mate 40 Pro.
An interesting Mate 30 Pro design element was its halo ring around the quad-camera setup. Now, a new patent indicates that the ring in the Mate 40 Pro might be touch-sensitive.
The circular touch display reportedly allows users to control the volume, change web pages and zoom in/out when using the camera.
The phone’s ring won’t just be touch-sensitive, however. It’ll also serve as a tiny display, so when the handset is placed on its screen, the ring will display caller ID information and messages.
It’s important to note that it’s only a guess that this is the Mate 40 series smartphone.
Huawei would have likely revealed the Mate 40 in September or October, but with the COVID-19 pandemic, only time will tell when this rumoured device will officially be shown off.
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