Honor just announced its first phone with a punch hole front-facing camera – that’s the Honor View 20 – and it looks like we can expect that to takeover from the notch in future handsets from the company.
That means the upcoming Honor 20 (or maybe called Honor 11) will skip the notch look and instead opt for the punch hole design to feature a selfie camera.
President of Honor, George Zhao, exclusively told TechRadar at the View 20 launch, “In the future for Honor, there will be [fewer] notches on the smartphone. We will be going with the better solution.”
Dodge the notch
That better solution Zhao was speaking about is the pinhole design. He also confirmed the reason the company wanted to move away from the larger cutout at the top of the display is because Honor believes “notches are too big”.
Announced in November last year, the Honor 10 Lite also features a notch but it’s a teardrop design at the top of the display rather than a thicker bar showing the company was already moving away from larger cutouts at the top of its devices.
Zhao didn’t confirm this would be the exact case for the next flagship Honor phone, but his certainty the company would keep embracing the pinhole design suggests we may see it appear on the Honor 20 when it appears later in the year.