Although the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S21 is expected to retain a punch-hole camera, there are mumblings that the Galaxy Z Fold 3 will feature an under-display front shooter. Let’s Go Digital has come across a patent that also indicates the tech will be ready for commercialization this year.
Back to the Samsung patent, it mentions a handset with two display parts: one that’s part of the main screen and one that has a higher light transmission to allow light to reach the camera sensor. The resolution of the secondary display will be lower than that of the primary unit and the two parts will be seemingly integrated.
The patent says the second part can occupy the entire width of the top part of the display or it can be placed in one of the two corners. The front camera, flash, and an infrared sensor will sit behind this part. The infrared unit could be used for improving image quality and facial recognition.
The camera area of the display might take up the entire top portion
The publication also notes that the patent makes a reference to a 2016 patent, which is further evidence that Samsung has been working on under-display camera technology for a long time.
The documentation is also a lot more detailed, which means the chaebol has made significant strides in the last few years. It also suggests that the work is at an advanced stage.
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