Xiaomi will soon bring smartphones without a punch-hole notch under-display selfie camera.
Smartphones equipped with its under-display camera technology will be produced by Xiaomi next year, as announced by the company today. Technically, this is the third generation of technology developed by Xiaomi, according to the company, although the production of the first and second versions is still finding its way into a mass-consuming device. According to a video posted on its YouTube channel, the technology compared to a more traditional punch-hole notch was exhibited by Xiaomi.
The selfie camera can see through the gaps in the screen’s subpixels, which are red, green, and blue dots combined to form each pixel, which is how the latest version of the technology works, according to Xiaomi. In addition, the pixel density in the screen area is the same as in the rest of the screen, so the selfie camera below can be perfectly disguised by it. The performance of the most typical front camera should be combined with the selfie camera itself, according to Xiaomi.
Although the “brightness, color gamut and color accuracy” of the rest of the screen must be combined with the area of the screen above the camera. According to Xiaomi, it is not mentioned in its blog, be it OLED or LCD panel itself, or what kind of resolution can be expected by users.
There is the visibility of a small square shadow behind the screen at the 0:29 mark in his promotional video, although the selfie camera is perfectly disguised, according to Xiaomi.
A similar, though very faint, round discoloration next to the device’s selfie camera is shown by images posted on Twitter by Ice Universe.
Under-display cameras are being teased by smartphone manufacturers, but until now proper marketing has not yet been seen by this technology. In June last year, this technology was introduced by Xiaomi and Oppo, but a functional prototype was shown by Oppo at MWC Shanghai that month.
At that time, it was not the perfect effect and the area of the screen above the camera looked more pixelated compared to the rest of the screen, according to an Engadget report. On a concept phone at MWC this year, a plan to show its vision of the technology was planned by Vivo, before the event was canceled due to the coronavirus.
As the first smartphone maker, Xiaomi would not end with the technology being brought to a mass-market device. Earlier this month, according to ZTE, a smartphone with a camera under the display called ZTE Axon 20 5G would be launched by them on September 1st. However, there is no clarity about the device to be launched outside of China.