Last week, a report came that Samsung is working on starting mass production of cameras specifically designed to work through a screen. Now, Samsung isn’t the only company working to make an in-screen camera a reality. Chinese Xiaomi first teased its plans for in-display cameras several months ago on Twitter – this came shortly after Oppo declared its plans for similar expertise.
The latest story comes from TigerMobiles regarding Xiaomi’s newest patent for in-screen camera technology. The patent was awarded on September 30 by the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) and revealed designs for a smartphone with dual cameras underneath the screen.
With smartphone manufacturers delving into this kind of solution, there would not be a need for smartphone companies to design notches, hole punches, or pop-up modules to maximize display-to-body ratio.
In its current stage, this technology works through a transparent screen, however, smartphone companies try to figure out methods to maximize camera resolution because the picture is slightly affected by the obtrusion of the display panel. The technology remains to be pre-mature, and people expect to start seeing in-display cameras in middle and lower range phones before they appear on higher-end flagship models.