Huawei is preparing to launch its next flagship the P11 in February and first leaked firmware files suggest a surprise is on the way. According to XDA Developers, the Chinese manufacturer is going to introduce the phone with a notch on the front screen, similar to what weve seen in the iPhone X, Essential PH-1, and Sharp Aquos S2.
The overlay image comes from a reference in a configuration file that defines the RoundCornerDisplay. Multiple files are associated with this definition, all of them appearing to assist in avoiding drawing over parts of the screen to accommodate the unique display.
Another file has the word “notch” in its name ro.config.hw_notch_size with the value set to 258,84,411,27. It might represent left, top, right and bottom offsets in moving screen content.
With the new screen, Huawei might introduce a new 2240 x 1080 resolution. The device will have a 6.01 Samsung-made 2160×1080 pixel LCD, so it would be interesting to see how the manufacturer will implement the extra pixels on top.