Samsung wants to change the game of selfie cameras. It wants to remove the front lens of its smartphone, which could lead to the perfect all-screen device.
As of the moment, most of the smartphone manufacturers are not capable of making the complete all-screen phone. Why? Because the front cam is always visible on the display.
Right now, only a few tech giant companies were able to create devices with the under-display camera. The very first device to have it was also not that good. ZTE’s Axon 20 5G is the first device to have the latest feature.
Under-display camera means the device’s lens is integrated beneath the smartphone’s screen. The problem with Axon 20 5G is its huge bezel, which is located at the bottom.
Experts explained that most smartphones now have thinner bezels since they are aiming for the all-screen feature. Another issue is its setup process.
It was revealed that the first under-display camera device’s setup process shows the camera in the worst possible conditions. The latest feature integration is also extremely noticeable on light backgrounds.
This is the same as what you tend to see on settings screens. Axon 20 5G has a square patch of the screen that reveals a clear dithering effect.
The issue makes the device appear in a much lower resolution than the rest of the panel. However, the under-display camera is quite hard to notice when you’re using full-color wallpaper.
On the other hand, it is still early to say that Samsung will do a better job integrating the new camera setup.
Samsung’s under-display lens
As of the moment, many companies are doing their best to lessen their devices’ bezels. However, the front-facing camera still stands awkwardly in the way.
The front camera is really a popular feature that is very hard to remove for most tech giant manufacturers. However, they are still making some efforts to find ways on how to hide the annoying dot of your device’s display.
These solutions include pinholes, notches, pop-up cameras, and more. But, all these methods still have drawbacks that make them an imperfect feature.
The under-display camera setup is expected to be the answer to the annoying bezels of many smartphones. This means that the camera is still in the display but it is invisible to the naked eye.
Since there are lots of smartphone manufacturers that tried to integrate the feature, it is no surprise that Samsung is entering the competition. A website leaked the company’s plan regarding the position of the hidden selfie camera.
It could be in the top part or on the right upper-right side of the device. However, Samsung would most likely use the design that uses the upper-right part of the front screen.
There is no confirmation yet when and what device will receive the company’s under-display camera tech. It certainly won’t be the Samsung Galaxy S21 since it was already launched. However, rumors claimed that the Galaxy Z Fold 3 could be the lucky one to have it.