A while ago, Samsung was reported to be working on under-the-display front camera technology. In an effort to reckon the highest screen ratio by either using small notches to pop-up mechanisms and other technologies, Samsung is taking a leap forward by incorporating the selfie camera beneath the front display according to the latest update from an industry’s insider.
Apparently, a South Korean media house reported about the technology in works at Samsung which is currently the largest smartphone manufacturer. The technology was given an official node after Samsung’s VP of display R&D group Yang Byung-Duk confirmed the following. [Check out our Instagram]
Smartphone manufacturers have been trying to squeeze the highest screen ratio in order to grab a truly ‘perfect full screen’. The said technology will work similar to the in-display fingerprint scanner which recently caught traction and it is being used by various brands at the moment. The camera will be placed underneath the display where the front-camera module is placed i.e. in the forehead but it will be invisible when not in use.
The AMOLED display which works by individually lighting up each individual pixel for which, Samsung Displays is widely known for, will enable the smartphone to achieve such a technology. When the user demands the front-camera to be used, the particular section of the display will become unlit and transparent thereby allowing the camera to click selfies from underneath the display without hoarding onto the display real estate which is kind of cool. Apparently, the report further adds “[this] technology can be developed to the extent that the camera hole is invisible and does not affect the functionality of the camera or the display”.
However, GSMArena adds that we don’t have many particulars about such technology yet. But since the word of the tech has been around for a few months now, we kind of expect it to be in development stage waiting to pop-up maybe a year or two later giving a new definition to a perfect full-screen display.