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

Recently, manufacturers have 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. They try to minimize the notch in the display as much as possible. Some people are even switching to retractable or rotating modules for the selfie camera. Some people prefer a 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 mobile equipment manufacturers already have patents for such solutions. Their implementation does not occur due to some technological limitations. But things could change quickly in the near future. And the first companies to show us in-display cameras in a phone will most likely 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 not to be left behind, Xiaomi alsoshared a preview of its patented under-display camera solution. The official Twitter account also posted a short video showing the phone with the camera hidden under the screen. Xiaomi's video was shot from afar, so it's harder to tell what's going on, but the technology appears to be similar to Oppo's implementation.

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.