The Huawei Mate 40 expected for autumn could be equipped with a feature reminiscent of the old iPods. The camera module placed on the back should be surrounded by a touch display. Above all, it should be possible to implement gesture controls.
This comes from a patent filed by Huawei, approved by the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO) and discovered by Letsdogitial. A ring-shaped touch display, which surrounds the camera module placed on the back, is described. A round camera module was already introduced with the Mate 30 and could also be adopted by the Mate 40. The Mate 30 also had some features of gesture controls which would be enhanced in Mate 40 most probably.
Touch Ring Functions
The touch display is said to have numerous functions. While messages, control elements or the time can be displayed on the small screen, the touchscreen enables extensive gesture control. For example, the user should be able to use the touch ring to change the zoom of the camera. It should also be possible to adjust the volume of the device and answer calls. In addition, pages shown on the main display could be turned over.
Of course, it must still be noted at the moment that it is only a patent and there is definitely the possibility that the technology cannot be found in the upcoming Mate 40. So far there is no official information about the new flagship model. The presentation of the Mate 40 and the Pro version is expected in autumn 2020.