New patent exposure: Huawei or the End of the Mate 40 with a ring touch screen

Huawei introduced a ringed rear camera on last year’s Mate 30 Pro smart machine, but it has been reported recently that the new generation of the Mate 40 series could add more functionality to the rear camera ring. Dutch technology blog LetsGoDigital has discovered a new patent filed by Huawei that features changing the rear ring to a touch screen.

New patent exposure: Huawei or the End of the Mate 40 with a ring touch screen

(Photo via LetsGoDigital)

In addition to camera lens zooming, volume adjustment, page-turning, and more, users can view clock pointers, incoming calls, alerts, and even text messages, meaning it will be transformed into a touch-based turntable.

New patent exposure: Huawei or the End of the Mate 40 with a ring touch screen

(Photo via LetsGoDigital)

Unfortunately, although the patent illustration shows the rear four, that doesn’t mean the Mate 40 Pro will necessarily have this design, or wait until the next year for the Mate 50 Pro.