The next few generations of Huawei phones could come with support for wireless cases powering a series of new capabilities in a way that reminds of Motorola’s Moto Mod platform.
A Bluetooth SIG filling spotted by AA reveals that Huawei wants to add support for new cases that would connect to phones wirelessly in order to add new features to the handhelds.
The listing describes all these accessories as “smart devices,” and includes what appear to be game cases, health cases, snorkeling cases, and amplification cases.
In plain English, this most likely means that Huawei is working on a game controller that would convert a Huawei smartphone into a portable gaming console, a case with advanced waterproofing for taking photos underwater, as well as on a case that integrates a speaker for listening to music.
The Bluetooth SIG filing also includes a series of codenames, like Audrey, Kelly, Elsa, Danube, Volga, Maxwell, Sulawesi, and Wagner, but for now, no specifics are available.
Huawei tight-lipped on the project
As per the cited source notes, there are a lot of questions that need to be answered about these smart devices.
For example, one particular thing that Huawei should have in mind is adding support for older-generation phones as well, but at the same time, to also make sure that future models would be supported too.
This means the smart cases should support more than just one phone and one generation, so you can continue using them even after replacing your phone. Obviously, this causes a series of additional struggles, like dealing with the differences in terms of design, albeit the wireless connectivity support could give Huawei more options in this regard.
It goes without saying that a confirmation of the project hasn’t been offered just yet, but expect more about Huawei’s Moto Mod rival to surface as the project advances.