Curved smartphone screens aren’t everyone’s cup of tea. The design trait is gorgeous to look at but also sacrifices some practicality. However, a new patent design stemming from Huawei seemingly intends to address both issues.
The firm’s latest filing describes a smartphone with a screen that covers both edges of the device. There are no buttons. Instead, a pressure-sensitive system is used and would allow users to control volume, access other menus, or even read status information.
Following the patent’s surfacing, we wanted to gauge our readers’ thoughts on the device in a recent poll. Here are the results.
We saw just short of 3,000 votes on this poll, which is remarkable considering Huawei’s fall from grace and, therefore, public interest. That said, the firm can seemingly still produce designs that interest consumers. 65.8% of readers also admit that they “love” Huawei’s curved display patent design. Only 34.2% “hate” it.
Judging by the comments, those in the “love it” camp appreciate Huawei’s reimagination of the design. Others note that they do, in fact, like curved displays in general. Those questioning the design seemingly feel that protecting the device would be tough. Not only that, it would likely be more fragile as the display overlaps around the phone’s edges, too.
Either way you view it, there are many comments both for and against radically curved displays on smartphones. Read some of these differing opinions below.
That’s it for this poll. Thanks for voting and commenting. Have any additional thoughts? Be sure to drop a line below.
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