Do you remember about Samsung developing an under-the-display front-camera? Well, although this piece of information is not related to the former but the technology is actually in the making thanks to the Apple of China i.e. Xiaomi. A series of slides were recently posted on Twitter by none other than Xiaomi senior vice president Wang Xiang consisting of information on how the tech will work while also confirming that Xiaomi is developing it.
To put things into context, as of now, to achieve a Full Display, smartphone manufacturers have integrated different types of the notch may it be waterdrop or a standard iPhone X-like notch or the OEMs have used pop-up and sliding mechanisms to house the front camera. Anyways, the latest under-the-display front camera system that Xiaomi is developing hides behind the front display while being inactive and invisible when not active.
Yes, the front camera appears to be invisible when the display is in use although we could see a paint spot where the front camera exists under the display but that’s just a technology which is ongoing development as of now but anyways, the display is fully functional. It is only when the user switches to the front camera when the area around the front camera becomes transparent allowing light to enter into the camera and take breathtaking selfies and whatnot.
According to the slides, the area (display) the covers the front camera is coated with a special-low-reflective glass’ which has high transmittance that allow a higher exposure to light compared to any type of notch systems. Since Xiaomi can install a larger sensor behind the display, this could eventually allow users to grab DSLR-like images using its front camera.
The slides also mention that the camera will be a 20MP sensor arranged in a display-embedded camera combo allowing the display to act as a camera lens as well. Upon turning off the screen, the display will go seamless black leaving no traces of any front-camera whatsoever.
This is an impressive technology and thanks to the reputation of Xiaomi where it has been experimenting with a plethora of technologies, there is no doubt that we will soon get to experience the same when the Chinese OEM launches a phone with this technology. Till then, we will actually have to wait and what’s a great avenue to wait and consume more tech-related news than True-Tech.
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