An advertisement of Samsung revealed a smartphone with a screen without borders, which has no notch or bubble breakthrough on the screen for the front camera. And if it was the Galaxy Note 20 ?
Screen shot on a advertising Samsung / © Samsung
After unveiling the Galaxy S20 and its variants in the beginning of the year, Samsung is expected to introduce the Galaxy Note 20 in a few months. And if for the moment, there are still very few leaks regarding the features and innovations that Samsung could bring with these devices, some media outlets raised the possibility that the manufacturer team these with a camera invisible hidden under the screen.
And recently, Samsung has released an advertising that gives us an idea of the appearance of the Galaxy Note 20 and if it is actually equipped with a camera invisible.
The smartphone was spotted in an advertisement published on 25 march by the manufacturer, for an air conditioner.
As you can see, the smartphone has a screen without a border and has no notch or hole drilled into the screen for the front camera. It is possible that it can be placed on a mechanism pop-up (like on the OnePlus 7 Pro) or one that is integrated to the screen.
But of course, it is also possible that the smartphone that appears in this advertisement do not correspond to a model under development at the constructor.
A future trend on the smartphone market ?
In any case, Samsung would not be the only smartphone brand to think of a way to integrate the front camera to the screen. The chinese manufacturers Xiaomi and Oppo have already talked about their research on this technology. But for the moment, Xiaomi and Oppo have not yet released models with a hidden camera under the screen. Currently, some technical problems still should be solved.
As a reminder, the idea is to place the camera on the front under the screen. And hide it under a portion that can become transparent when the user needs to take a selfie.
In the meantime these hidden cameras under the screen, the trend on the high-end segment and mid-range is the tiny bubble breakthrough on it to place the sensor. We find this design on the Xiaomi Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro, the new smartphone from OnePlus and the Galaxy S20 and its variants.