Just a while ago, the Chinese smartphone giant teased its upcoming Huawei Nova 4 in a promo poster on Weibo that showcased the design outline of the phone along with the hint for an in-display camera. In the meanwhile, the phone was also allegedly spotted in the wild, being used by a commuter. Now, in the hurry of competing with the Korean manufacturer Samsung, Huawei has revealed the device with a camera hole in the screen in advance, for the first time.
Taking the opportunity on the occasion of a large-scale celebration for the 18th birthday of the Chinese singer Jackson Yee, the company has showcased the device live (streamed over the internet) in advance of its official announcement which is set for December.
Looking at the images, one can clearly see the black cutout on screen’s top left corner which accommodates the front camera. The phone seems almost bezel-less, except for that bottom chin which we expect to be rectified during the final product launch. Unfortunately, the company didn’t reveal the back of the device, so the design and number of rear cameras remain a mystery.
Now, some might complain of the not so thin side bezels, but on looking closely, you’ll get to know that it’s actually a case instead of the bezel. Yes, the phone was covered with a case in order to hide the back as their sole purpose was to showcase the in-display camera tech.
This would also mean that the device will skimp on IR based facial unlock system given by the company on other flagship phones. As for the specs, the phone is expected to be powered by the latest Kirin 980 SoC. Apart from that, we may also see an AMOLED display backed by a large battery with SuperCharge and Android 9 Pie.
The launch date is yet to be confirmed but the company is said to unveil the device somewhere in December, along with a toned-down Huawei Nova 4i. Price is expected to be around Rs. 35,000-40,000. Samsung too is planning to bring its Galaxy A8s with In-display camera during the same period. Let’s wait for the upcoming leaks and rumours, till then, stay tuned.