We are only just getting used to punch hole cameras ' s now, but it looks like their days are numbered, as several companies are already working on under-display cameras ' s, including – most recently – Huawei.
Or at least the company has patented an interface that seems to contain such a ' n camera, suggesting it looks at least at the idea.
Spotted by WinFuture, the patents show a camera lens in the upper-left corner of the screen, and while the lens appears to be somewhat visible in some images, there is a phone icon directly above it, indicating that there is a usable screen above the lens.
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Other images show the seemingly changing function depending on what you do with your phone – one that appears to contain a light ring around the lens, which may act as a warning light, and another with the name of the camera mode you are using used next to the lens.
As always we add the usual warning that patents often do not develop into finished technologies and products, so just because Huawei has patented an interface with a camera under the display, this does not mean that the company will release a phone with one.
But sooner or later, it and most other companies are likely. Punch-hole cameras really feel like a stop-gap on the way to full-screen design, and both Xiaomi and Oppo have already picked up handsets with under-display lenses, so it's probably a matter of time before larger brands like Huawei do the same.
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