Say goodbye to notches and hole-punch displays, Oppo and Xiaomi have managed to develop under-display front-facing cameras. Similar to optical under-display fingerprint readers, the two companies integrated a CMOS chip under a transparent section of the display to identify its surroundings. “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,” said Oppo VP Brian Shen. Read more for a video additional pictures and information.
“There’s no word on when we may see this technology on a mass-produced smartphone, but our guess is that Vivo, Oppo’s main rival in China and also a sister company, may also be working on a similar implementation — as hinted by the APEX 2019 concept phone’s product manager back in March. Either way, hopefully we’ll be hearing from Shen again about this in the near future,” according to Engadget.