Last year, Huawei announced the top-of-the-range Huawei Mate 30 Pro with the new Kirin 990 chipset and a quad-camera configuration located inside a ring. This ring has a very interesting design, although it does not have any type of functionality. However, that could change, as Huawei plans to make it functional on the Mate 40 Pro.
Huawei Mate 40 Pro will have an iPod Classic feature!
According to the website LetsGoDigital, a Huawei submitted a patent application at the World Intellectual Property Office in mid-2019. The patent shows a smartphone with a quad camera design surrounded by a ring. The big difference for the Huawei Mate 30 Pro is that this ring will be touch sensitive and will allow you to perform some functions. In fact it is an excellent idea and reminds me of the iPod Classic in some way, but in a more advanced way.
The patent shows a total of 15 designs, including a color image that reveals 5 different characteristics, which looks absolutely incredible. It is possible to touch and rotate to be able to perform the most varied functions. For example, if we receive a call, we can answer or hang up with a gesture. But there are more things. We can control the volume, adjust the camera zoom, change the image or scroll, open a message or cancel an alarm.
For example, if you receive a call, you will see the caller information in the ring, as well as options to receive or interrupt the call and also to check an unread SMS.
The design shown in the image is very interesting and adds an extra layer of innovation to the smartphone. In fact, given the location of this ring located at the rear of the device, we can perform several functions.
Considering that the rear design is very similar to the Huawei Mate 30 range, it makes perfect sense for Huawei to use it on the Huawei Mate 40 Pro, which will be launched in the second half of 2020. However, there is no official confirmation available about this fact.