The first smartphone with a camera under the display shown on video

Recently, manufacturers come up with the most unusual and non-standard solutions in order to hide

front camera in favor of a large display fromedge to edge. Cut in the display try to minimize to maximum. Someone generally switches to retractable or pivoting modules for a selfie camera. Some prefer the slider mechanism or leave the camera as a dot on the display.

Camera under the display

Probably, many of us think that the idealThe solution will be to integrate the camera under the display, as it once did with a fingerprint scanner. Thus, all possible moving. mechanisms will be absent, respectively, less the threat of breakage.

In fact, this idea is no longer new. Some manufacturers of mobile equipment already have patents for such solutions. Their implementation does not occur for some technological limitations. But in the near future everything can change quickly. And the first companies that show us the cameras in the display in the phone are likely to be Oppo and Xiaomi.

By the way, Oppo has already posted a short video on its official Twitter account, which demonstrates the operation of the camera built into the display.

As you can see, this prototype phoneOppo does not have any cutouts on the camera's selfie display. The front camera is located below the display. Most likely, the OLED screen is used here, since such panels do not require backlighting and can be transparent, but at the same time display images visible to our eyes. This is because OLED panels can emit visible light on their own, without the need for a separate light source behind them.

Deciding to keep up, Xiaomi alsoshared a preview of her patented camera solution under the display. A small video showing a phone with a camera hidden under the screen was also posted on the official Twitter account. The video from Xiaomi was shot from afar, so it's harder to say what is happening here, but, apparently, the technology is similar to the implementation of Oppo.

Now we can roughly say what awaits us inthe future. What will be the next flagship in the mobile market. I can confidently say that this technology will be implemented in mass smartphones, but a little later. The progress is obvious.