Phone makers have been working on various different designs to get around the notch. There’s been a bunch of small notch designs, as well as slide-out parts that help completely get rid of the need to put a notch. And now, the companies are stepping up to under-display selfie cameras that completely get rid of the notch, and the need to put a hole for the camera on the displays.
Oppo today revealed a working prototype for its under-display camera. The company showed off a prototype device with the new under-display video camera that works just like a regular camera, except it’s actually under a display. So it kind of works much like an under-display fingerprint scanner.
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— OPPO (@oppo) June 3, 2019
Oppo VP Brian Shen apparently said that the new under-display cameras still need a ton of work. “At this stage, it’s difficult for under-display cameras to match the same results as normal cameras, there’s bound to be some loss in optical quality. But, no new technology jumps to perfection right away.” Shen said, as reported by Engadget.
Shortly after Oppo revealed its under-display camera prototype, Xiaomi came out with its own prototype of the under-display camera:
— Xiaomi #5GIsHere (@Xiaomi) June 3, 2019
Both the devices from Xiaomi and Oppo look incredibly cool but considering they are still at the prototype stage, it could be a while before consumers get to see their hands on the tech.