Samsung keeps the dream of the under-screen camera alive

Samsung Intends to Hide Cameras Under Phone Displays

Samsung Intends to Hide Cameras Under Phone Displays

The Korean tech giant is working on a new handset that will place cameras and sensors beneath the display, making it nearly entirely edge-to-edge, according to Yonhap News Agency.

Samsung is working on a new phone design with a full screen, according to a Korean news outlet. Samsung's most recent Galaxy S10 family of smartphones (read our review here), which were announced last month, fully embrace their punch hole "Infinity-O" display.

The Infinity O display is named for the hole-punch design in the upper left corner, where the selfie camera, along with other sensors, are housed.

"Punching a hole in the OLED (organic light-emitting diode) display is a very challenging technology", Yang Byung-duk, Vice President of Samsung's Mobile Communication R&D Group Display, said in a briefing, Yonhap news agency reported.

By moving the camera under the screen, it would remove the need for any kind of cutout on the front display.

The images come in 1960 x 1960 (single wing) or 2152 x 2152 (dual-wing) resolution to accommodate the phone's 1536 x 2152 pixel resolution folding screen. Which company will be the first to deliver this dream phone? Now, Samsung has addressed the issue directly: "we will continue providing updates to make the scanner work better".

Galaxy S10 users say that their phone takes screenshots, opens apps and even turns on the flashlight while in a pocket or a purse. The Galaxy A7 (2018) was launched with Android 8.0 Oreo along with Samsung Experience UX on top a year ago, though it received a beta update based on Android Pie-powered One UI last month.

However, creating a smartphone with a full-screen display where all sensors embedded into the screen is the ultimate goal of the company.

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