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According to a patent published with the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA), Huawei could be working on a clamshell phone similar to the Galaxy Z Flip.

Huawei Clamshell Phone Patent 1The images show a striking resemblance to the Huawei P20/P30 series’ design, thanks to a vertical camera module at the rear. There’s no indication as to how many cameras it’ll have.

Huawei Clamshell Phone Patent 2Going over to the sides, there’s what seems to be the power button and volume rocker. We can also see that that the rear camera module slightly protrudes.

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Huawei Clamshell Phone Patent 3Upfront, there’s no indication if it’ll have an edge-to-edge display, though there’s clearly a notch-like module that houses what looks like a speaker.

Of course, there’s a chance that this design may not even materialize into an actual phone, so for now, let’s take things with a grain of salt.

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Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.