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Xiaomi and Oppo show under-display camera prototypes

by on03 June 2019

Notch- and hole-free phones eventually coming

While some smartphones makers have found a way to avoid having a notch or a hole for the selfie camera, it appears that under-display selfie cameras are coming to phones sooner than expected, as both Oppo and Xiaomi have demonstrated working prototypes.

In a weibo post, Oppo's VP, Brian Shen, released a short video showing a smartphone that has an under-display front camera, and it appears that software disables a part of the screen where the camera is located, allowing it to be used.

oppo underdisplaycamera 1

Just a few hours later, Xiaomi's president, Lin Bin, also shared a video showing a Mi 9 prototype that has the same system.

xiaomi underdisplaycamera 1

A flip-up, pop-out, and similar solutions are good but are more expensive and complicated so it does not come as a surprise that smartphone makers are hard at work to come up with an under-display solution.

Hopefully, such smartphones will come soon and our bet is that Xiaomi might be the first one to the market with such a device.


Last modified on 03 June 2019
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