Samsung has patented its own selfie camera solution under the display

Samsung patented its own selfie camera solution under the display last week, the portal said LetsGoDigital. Samsung has probably been working on this technology for several years, but it seems that their smartphone with a camera under the display will soon become a reality.

Galaxy Note with selfie camera under the display?

Samsung Display applied for a patent in South Korea and was registered on January 15, 2021. Its description shows that Samsung wants to use this technology in various products, not just smartphones.

However, it is not yet clear in which smartphone it will launch this technology. Last week, the company published a video on its official YouTube channel, in which it showed a smartphone without a selfie camera. With its design, it resembled the Galaxy Note series smartphones, so it is possible that we will see this technology for the first time in the Galaxy Note smartphone.

However, the quality of the selfie cameras under the display is still poor, so if Samsung plans to use this technology in its flagship smartphones, it probably won’t be this year.

Screenshot from a video where Samsung showed a smartphone with a selfie camera under the screen

TVs with a camera under the display

It seems that Samsung does not want to use this technology only in the production of smartphones. The patent description says that Samsung also wants to place cameras under the display in its smart TVs. The design of televisions is moving in a similar direction as the design of smartphones or laptops – the edges are shrinking every year. However, the disadvantage of almost non-existent edges is that the manufacturer has less space to integrate the camera. It is the technology of the cameras under the display that could solve this problem.

Samsung has already unveiled its TV offering for the first half of 2020. So if we saw a TV with a camera under the display later this year, it would probably be by the end of the year.

What solutions does the competition have?

Chinese companies Oppo and Xiaomi have introduced several prototypes of selfie cameras under the display, but so far they have not been able to launch a smartphone that would use this technology.

This cannot be said about ZTE. In September 2020, it introduced the ZTE Axon 20 5G model, which won the title of the first commercial smartphone with a selfie camera under the display. However, it is currently only available in China.

Chinese display manufacturer Visionox announced in June 2020 that it has started large-scale production of selfie cameras, which will be located under the display.

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