While the Huawei P30 and P30 Pro were officially announced last week, the group's consumer group CEO, Richard Yu, answered some questions. He said that the bottom edge of smartphones – the chin – could have been even thinner, but that Huawei decided to keep this thickness.
Officially unveiled last week, the Huawei P30 and P30 Pro both feature a relatively classic front design, with the exception of the large model's curved edges. Nevertheless, to look more closely, we note that Huawei smartphones offer a lower border at the bottom of the screen fine enough for an Android smartphone, especially against the Galaxy S10 Samsung.
Asked by the GSM Arena website to find out why these borders, which are often not analogous to chins, are still thick, Huawei Consumer President Richard Yu replied that they could have been thinner: "We can further refine the chin, but it would not be comfortable to use the smartphone as well. The reason we have not completely removed the bottom edge is the risk of accidental support. If there were no chin, every time you slid down, there would be accidental support and it's not practical. We think it's important to focus on reducing side edges. "
An even thinner border on the iPhone XS
With a bottom edge of just 4.5mm, the Huawei P30 – even more than the Huawei P30 Pro – offers one of the finest chins on Android. The iPhone XS, which remains one of the references in terms of bottom edge, offers a side of a chin of 3.9 mm thick. The Samsung Galaxy S10 incorporates meanwhile a lower border thicker, almost 5 mm thick.
For a long time, Android smartphones have been criticized for their broad lower border compared to the iPhone. It must be said that for his smartphone, Apple manages to fold the slab Amoled under the screen to return the connectors, a practice that has not been adopted on Android. It would therefore seem to the manager of Huawei that this is, at least in part, a voluntary choice of manufacturers.