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Confirmed: HUAWEI Nova 4 with circular camera cutout set for December 17 launch

Samsung may have announced the Infinity-O Display tech first, but it looks like HUAWEI might beat them to the punch.

Published onDecember 3, 2018

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  • The HUAWEI Nova 4 will be revealed on December 17, according to HUAWEI’s Weibo account.
  • Huawei’s latest phone is poised to offer a circular camera cutout in the screen.
  • Other manufacturers are also working on phones with this particular camera cutout.

The HUAWEI Nova 4 has been teased by the Chinese company for a couple of weeks now, featuring a circular camera cutout instead of the dreaded notch. Fortunately, it looks like the teasing won’t be going on for too long.

Huawei revealed a December 17 launch date for the device on its Weibo account (as spotted by MySmartPrice). This means the company is likely going to be first to launch a phone with the unique camera cutout.

A teaser for the HUAWEI Nova 4.

We don’t know much else about the new phone, save for a leaked image which purportedly showed a headphone jack. The Nova phones usually pack mid- to upper mid-range specifications, so don’t be surprised if a Kirin 710 or Kirin 980 chipset is in the HUAWEI Nova 4.

The Nova 3 sports two selfie cameras, but the Nova 4’s circular camera cutout seems rather tiny. So we’d expect HUAWEI’s new phone to only offer a solitary selfie camera. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, as Google shows us there’s still plenty you can do with a single camera.

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HUAWEI isn’t the only company set to launch a phone with a circular camera cutout, as Samsung revealed its take on the technology last month (calling it an Infinity-O Display). Additionally, serial Samsung tipster Ice Universe reckons that the Galaxy A8s will be the first Samsung phone with the technology.

More recently, a leaked video has apparently shown off a Lenovo phone with a circular camera cutout too. And with a spate of slider phones in recent months, it looks like the mobile industry is desperately looking for alternatives to the notch.

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