The first smartphone with a camera on the front hidden under the screen should be a ZTE. The chinese brand is getting ready to launch the model ZTE A20 5G, which will use this technology. But other manufacturers, such as Xiaomi or Oppo, also develop it.
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After the notch, then the small bubbles to the front camera, the next trend in the market of smartphones is expected to be the hidden camera under the screen. In essence, this new technology allows you to place the camera for the selfies as a part of the screen that can become transparent when it is desired to use the sensor.
And obviously, the first brand that will use this innovation will be the chinese ZTE. It is in any case what is stated by an article published this week by our colleagues from XDA. According to them, the boss of the mobile division of ZTE, Ni Fei, has recently made the announcement on the social network Weibo.
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This publication asserts that the upcoming models of the chinese brand, the ZTE A20 5G, will be the first model equipped with a front-facing camera below the screen. For the moment, we don’t know what it will look like this smartphone, and it is still uncertain its data sheet.
However, the model would have already made an appearance on a site certification chinese. And obviously, it will be the successor of a high-end model that ZTE has launched in 2020.
Currently, ZTE does not have as much market share as other chinese manufacturers like Huawei, Xiaomi or Oppo. But the fact of being the first to offer a smartphone with a camera hidden under the screen could give more visibility to the brand.
Xiaomi, Oppo, and other manufacturers were considering also to use the same technology
Prior to the announcement from ZTE, Xiaomi and Oppo have already mentioned the development of a smartphone with a camera hidden under the screen. But until now, these two companies have not yet mentioned the launch of this technology on a commercial model.
— OPPO India (@oppomobileindia) June 26, 2019
Media also remind us the development of this technology by Samsung, which could equip one of its future smartphones premium a hidden camera under the screen. And rumors of a similar circulating about Huawei.
Apparently, all the major players in the smartphone market could, therefore, at a time, to propose aircraft, the front camera is not visible. Rumors even indicate that Apple could investigate this technology.