For quite some time now, cellphone manufacturers have been trying to increase the screen-to-body ratio. While some have managed to push it to its limits, there are some things that simply cannot be ignored. Although the earpiece can be pushed to the bezel, the main issue is the front camera. While some choose to include a punch-hole camera module, others opt for a pop-up module. A couple of years ago, the notch was a major thing but now companies are moving away from it (PLEASE APPLE!). The ultimate goal, to actually get a perfect device with the maximum screen-to-body ratio would be to have an under the display camera module.
A problem with the punch-hole is that while it is quite small, it is still there and media consumption is disrupted. The moving module for the pop-up camera makes it susceptible to actually being damaged. Therefore, an under the display camera module is the solution. Speaking of which, a tweet from Ice Universe shows something interesting.
China’s display manufacturers, Visionox, has just announced the world’s first mass-produced under-display camera solution. The world’s first under-display camera phone will be released. pic.twitter.com/QWkQioy2LZ
— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) June 8, 2020
This display and camera tech from a Chinese company Visionox is revolutionary. While the entire promo is in Chinese, it shows the technology being used (somewhat). There is a new array which may allow the individual pixel modules to move around to give the camera module space to see from the clear glass.
Now, we do not know how accurate this would be to the final product but this is it. Perhaps we’d see the technology being applied to new products soon. We can assume that manufacturers like OPPO may take the leap first as companies like Samsung and especially Apple wait to see the response and how well these work out.