An announcement of a new Huawei handset with a surprisingly unique camera is set to take place on the 17th of December, making it one of the final mobiles to emerge in 2018.
Tech Radar reports that the so-called ‘pinhole’ camera that the Nova 4 will feature is going to be built into the display, occupying a small space that is then surrounded by pixels. This is distinct from the traditional trend of mounting front-facing cameras separate to the screen, or the newer fad of baking them into a notch at the top of the phone.
Industry insiders suggest that pinhole cameras like this will become much more popular next year as manufacturers attempt to create handsets that have almost no visible bezel around the display.
Early renderings of the Huawei Nova 4 give an idea of how this effect will look in practice, and while it is certainly striking it will be interesting to see whether it has any practical benefits or unforeseen pitfalls.
In terms of power level, the Nova 4 should be equivalent to the Mate 20 Pro, meaning it will be a suitably high-end handset that pushes the envelope both with its design and hardwa