According to a new rumor, the chinese manufacturer Huawei could also offer smartphones with cameras front are hidden under the screen. How ? Placing the sensor in a portion of the screen that becomes transparent when we want to take a photo.
The brand, Huawei on the back of a smartphone / © Zac Wolff (via Unsplash)
Today, most of the new smartphones that are coming out have a screen of the type ” without borders “. And for that these devices have a camera on the front, the manufacturers have to get creative. The most widely used is the notch, such as that of the iPhone, which allows you to place the camera selfie, as well as other sensors on the facade. But there are also smartphones with a camera pop-up as the OnePlus 7, mechanisms, sliding systems, as well as the holes drilled on the screen.
And soon, we could also see the arrival on the market of appliances in which the front camera is placed under the screen. In essence, this is to place the sensor below a portion of the screen that can become transparent when we need it.
Two chinese manufacturers, including Xiaomi, have already announced that they are developing this solution. According to the rumors, Samsung may soon release a model with a camera on the front hidden under the screen. And today, we learn that Huawei is considering also. As reported by Android Authority, the site LetsGoDigital have recently discovered two patents by the chinese giant, which describe smartphones that could have a hidden camera under the screen.
A future trend ?
These devices have edges curved and covered by the screen. But the most interesting thing is that you don’t see a notch or hole for the front camera, which suggests that this sensor could be built into the screen.
— LetsGoDigital – Mark Peters (@letsgodigitalNL) June 2, 2020
The two models are almost identical, but have combinations of different cameras on the back. It might as well be two versions of the same model.
But of course, for the moment, it is only rumors and assumptions. Because of this, these information are to be considered with extreme caution. In addition, companies such as Huawei does not use all of the intellectual properties that they have.
This is more or less certain is that the cameras front hidden under the screen could, sooner or later, become a new trend in the smartphone market. However, before you can use this technology, manufacturers will face some technological challenges.