Chinese manufacturers are currently racing towards making front facing cameras as obscure as possible. Oppo, in a new concept video, shows that it can push the envelope further. The company’s tweet shows a smartphone which has a selfie camera embedded under the display, aptly calling it the “under- display selfie camera technology“. It’s still pretty unclear at this point if Oppo is close enough for a launch, although we still don’t have a name for the device yet.
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You are taking a very first look at our under-display selfie camera technology. RT! 🤯 pic.twitter.com/FrqB6RiJaY
— OPPO (@oppo) June 3, 2019
Regional rival and smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi also posted a video of its own to show that it’s not too far behind on the tech. However, the company’s video didn’t give us a close up glimpse of their implementation as Oppo’s did. Either way, one can assume that the tech won’t be too far apart.
— Xiaomi (@Xiaomi) June 3, 2019
Although notches on smartphones used to be quite popular, it’s a dying trend now, thanks in part to manufacturers overdoing the notch after Apple announced the iPhone X a couple of years ago. There’s still no ETA on Oppo’s new under-display cameraphone, with the company giving out a rather vague estimate. But for what it’s worth, this could be a trend that multiple manufacturers follow.
I wouldn’t put it past Samsung to try out a similar technology with their flagship handset early next year. For now, the company is focused on the Galaxy Note 10, with leaks already telling us quite a bit about the smartphone.
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Via: Phone Arena