The Mate 40 series should be announced later this year. While various leaks and rumors are already making rounds online, the latest one seems to reveal an interesting feature. The Mate 40 could arrive with a special ring sharped touch display on the back.
Last week, Huawei Technologies’ design patent was finally approved by the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Office). The patent was initially applied for back in 2019 and was granted on 20th March 2020. The patent contains schematics for nearly 15 products, which includes the unique rear ring touch display. It also arrives with a short description as well. Since the Mate 30 had featured a circular camera module on the back Mate 40 is more likely to receive the technology over the P40.
The small circular touch display on the back can also be seen to display the user interface. Its description showcases different functions like touches, clicks, sliding gestures and more to receive calls, display the name of the caller amongst other functions. The patent images also showcase the ring displays the ability to display notifications from messages as well.
Furthermore, users can touch the display on the back to zoom in and when capturing images and videos. Volume controls are also accessible as well as alarm functions through the smaller secondary display. So in other words, the ring display offers various functionalities and quick access to different features. Although, the added vulnerability for scratches on the back is a drawback worth considering.
The extensive documentation found in the patent suggests that Huawei is already developing the technology behind it. Thus, Huawei Mate 40 and Mate 40 Pro may feature such a multifunctional display. However, this has yet to be confirmed officially, so there is no guarantee. But since the launch period of the series is around September/October, it makes for an interesting predicition which may come true.