Huawei Continues ‘Hole-Punch’ Smartphone Trend With New Nova 4

Chinese smartphone maker Huawei today introduced the Nova 4 ^(https://consumer.huawei.com/cn/phones/nova4/), featuring what has become known as a “hole-punch” display.


The “hole-punch” design refers to the tiny hole for the 25-megapixel front camera, rather than the controversial notch, allowing for a nearly edge to edge display. Of course, this means the Nova 4 lacks the necessary sensors for 3D facial recognition and instead relies on a fingerprint scanner for authentication.

The display still has a thicker bottom bezel, known as a “chin,” so this still isn’t a completely full-screen design.

As noted by The Verge ^(https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2018/12/17/18144220/huawei-nova-4-hole-punch-camera-announced), the Nova 4 follows in the footsteps of Huawei’s View 20 and Samsung’s new Galaxy A8s ^(https://www.appmarsh.com/2018/12/10/samsung-removes-headphone-jack-galaxy-a8s/) as the latest smartphone with a “hole-punch” display. The Nova 4 also has a triple-lens rear camera setup, including a main 48-megapixel lens, a trend that some 2019 iPhones are expected to follow ^(https://www.appmarsh.com/2018/07/05/2019-iphone-rear-3d-sensing-rumors/).

Galaxy A8s


There’s a slim chance that Apple ever adopts the “hole-punch” design for iPhones due to the TrueDepth system for Face ID, unless it invents new ways to integrate all of the various sensors under the display. The more likely possibility is that the notch is here to stay for now, but gets slimmed down over time.

The Nova 4 is currently limited to China ^(https://consumer.huawei.com/cn/phones/nova4/), priced around the equivalent of $490. Huawei will likely expand availability to select other regions soon, although its devices aren’t available through any major carriers in the United States.

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Honor Jumping On The Camera Hole Display Trend Next Month Too


If notches have been the large pattern within the smartphone marketplace this yr, it sort of feels just like the digital camera hollow can have all of the hype in 2019. Four other corporations have already teased new smartphones with a hollow within the show for the entrance digital camera and we will be able to handiest be expecting this quantity to develop. Honor is the newest corporate to signify that it has a smartphone with a digital camera cutout within the show. It can be launching this software subsequent month.

It in reality comes as no marvel that Honor can be launching this sort of software. Honor is a sub-brand of Huawei, which is because of release its smartphone with a digital camera cutout within the show on December 17th ^(https://www.appmarsh.com/2018/12/huaweis-nova-4-camera-hole-in-display/). The Galaxy A8s can be Samsung’s contender and it’s due on December 10th ^(https://www.appmarsh.com/2018/12/samsung-galaxy-a8s-december-10th/). Lenovo can be beating all of them to a statement as its software is because of be unveiled the next day ^(https://www.appmarsh.com/2018/12/lenovos-smartphone-camera-hole-before-samsungs/).

No additional data is to be had about Honor’s software at this day and age. The teaser that the corporate has launched presentations a digital camera cutout within the best left nook of the show. It additionally mentions that the software can be introduced on January 22nd in Paris, France.

We will possibly listen extra about this telephone ahead of then. Some leaks would possibly observe the rumors that can floor within the coming weeks.

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