It's just over 48 hours before the new Huawei Mate 30 Pro and Mate 30 are officially unveiled at the September 19 event in Munich, Germany.
Now, the manufacturer has decided to publish a very curious new video, which leaves several clues about new features brought by the alleged "waterfall screen". According to the video, the Huawei Mate 30 Pro could come with advanced side controls that take full advantage of this new type of OLED panel.
First and foremost, these new "waterfall screens" are basically OLED panels that surround the sides of the smartphone. In this way, they can offer a larger screen / body ratio and provide new possibilities for use thanks to the 'extra space'.
Will Huawei really make the most of the new controls?
Side controls, or "touch buttons," came about as a result of the new OLED panel that extends to the sides of the smartphone, leaving no room for traditional physical buttons. However, the big question remains whether or not they will be able to make the most of this golden opportunity.
These types of buttons have already been introduced recently in the presentation of Vivo NEX 3, which also has a "waterfall screen". However, everything seems to be left to basic functionality, volume control and screen lock / unlock.
Honestly, it would be a disappointment if Huawei didn't try to do anything else with this new opportunity. At a time when the brand needs to use all the 'guns' at its disposal to keep its smartphones appealing in Europe (due to the lack of Google services), this is a golden opportunity.
Nowadays, users are increasingly looking for smartphones that offer something that sets them apart from the competition, and these new controls may be just that. Instead of being limited to screen lock and volume control, the Huawei Mate 30 could bring many more uses to this "waterfall screen".
Examples of potential uses for this "extra" section of the OLED panel
- Zoom Control within Camera App
- Switching between shooting / video modes
- Button display for music playback control (eg Spotify)
- Shortcuts for various applications
- Advanced gestures to accomplish various customizable tasks
There are so many potential uses for this new "waterfall screen" that Huawei would ideally allow developers to get the most out of this new panel. To do so, they just need to provide the documentation they need to support this 'extra space' in their applications.
Anyway, it only takes 2 days for all secrets and news to be officially revealed.
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