Smartphone makers have all experimented with features like the notch, hole-punch displays, sliding cameras, waterfall displays, and dual-screen designs all in a bid to achieve a truly bezel-free design. The punch hole and the water-drop notch design seem to be the most widely adopted design now, and while we already have a couple of devices with dual punch holes, Chinese phone maker Vivo might be taking it a notch further soon.
The Chinese smartphone maker has now filed a patent for some new smartphone designs. The design lodged with the CNIPA (China National Intellectual Property Administration) is for a smartphone with Quad punch-hole display cameras.
One of the patents envisages a device with four front cameras – one situated in each of the four corners, while the second patent reveals a smartphone design with a large dual-punch hole on top both corners of the display. There is also a third and last design that envisages a phone with smaller dual punch-hole on the top corners as well. We are not sure of the entire punch holes will house four camera sensors or dual camera sensors with two other sensors.
While the design looks very weird, it is plausible an actual Vivo phone with the design might never make it to the mass market.