With shrinking bezels and a higher screen-to-body ratio, smartphone manufacturers have been experimenting different designs for their devices. From various notch types, pop-up modules to punch-hole designs, we have seen it all. Now Chinese smartphone maker Vivo has patented several quad punch-hole designs for its devices. The design was patented with China’s National Intellectual Property Administration. The patent reveals smartphones with multiple punch-hole display designs. While these are just patent designs, it is unclear if Vivo will use them in its upcoming smartphones.
According to the patent, there are three different full-screen designs featuring quad-cameras within the display. The main difference between the designs is the position of camera sensors. In the first design, there is a camera cutout at every corner of the display. There are two versions of a punch-hole design in the top corner. The first one has a large dual punch-hole at the top corner edges of the screen with a black bar between them. The last design shows smaller dual cutouts on the top corners.
The patent also reveals the back panel of the smartphone. It appears to sport a vertically stacked quad-camera setup at the top left corner. There is a volume rocker and power buttons on the right side, and what we assume is an Assistant button on the left side of the device.
We expect to to see some form of this design implemented in the coming months.