Huawei Nova 4 pushes the new holepunch notch trend further

first_img Apple No escaping the notch: 15 phones with screen notches Óscar Gutiérrez/CNET Following CNET en Español’s exclusive report on Dec. 6, Huawei has officially announced the Nova 4 — one of the first in a wave of phones with a circular “notch” that’s expected to debut in 2019.In contrast to the wide “eyebrow” notch originated on the Essential Phone and popularized by Apple’s iPhone X, the Nova 4’s front-facing camera sits in a small, circular cutout in the upper-lefthand corner of the display. The O-shaped hole is nearly invisible when the phone is off or the display is showing a black image.Like the eyebrow notch, this O-shaped design is part of an effort to expand a phone’s usable screen space to the edges while leaving room for the front-facing camera and other important sensors. Slimmer bezels around the phone gives people more screen space for reading news and watching videos, without having to increase the size of the device.screen-shot-2018-12-17-at-9-41-38-am Huawei Huawei is one company that’s experimented with alternatives to the traditional notch. The P20, introduced in March, lets you turn off the notch in the phone’s settings. And the company has another phone with a hole-punch design in the works with the Honor View 20 — which like the Nova 4, has a 48-megapixel camera — scheduled to debut in China on Dec. 26 and globally on Jan. 22.Samsung has its own hole-punch design, called the Infinity-O display. Rumored to appear on the forthcoming Galaxy S10, it’s also in use on the Galaxy A8S. Lenovo may use a similar O-shaped cutout on its rumored Z5S.For now, the Nova 4 is on sale exclusively in Asia, but the company plans to unveil it in the US in January at CES 2019.screen-shot-2018-12-17-at-9-40-36-am Huawei Nova 4 specs:6.4-inch display (2,310 by 1,080-pixel resolution)Screen-body ratio of 91.8 percent48-megapixel rear camera, 25-megapixel front-facing cameraKirin 770 processor8GB RAM128GB storageRear-mounted fingerprint sensor18W fast charging over USB-C3,750-mAh batteryFour colors: red, black, white and bluePrice: 3,339 yuan ($490, £385 or AU$675) Comment Tags Preview • Huawei hopes Nova and Nova Plus will be shining stars of the midrange phone market Phones • Sep 1 • 7 phones with the best battery life: iPhone XR, Note 10 Plus and more 15 Photos Share your voice Huawei Novacenter_img reading • Huawei Nova 4 pushes the new ‘hole-punch’ notch trend further How to hide the notch on the Pixel 3 XL See All Sep 1 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Now playing: Watch this: 1 1:28 Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 Huawei Lenovo Samsung Applelast_img

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