Xiaomi patent surfaces showing the company is working on an in-display camera

A rough translation of this patent states that there is a secondary display under the main display.

Smartphone makers are constantly on the look-out to maximise the screen and reduce the bezels to as little as possible. To get an incredibly high screen-to-body ration companies have to come out with different techniques to house the front facing camera such as notches, pop-out sliders, punch-hole displays, sometimes adding a second screen at the back and more recently a rotating camera. Now Xiaomi has just revealed that it is working on an even more innovative method to keep house the selfie snapper.

Xiaomi patent surfaces showing the company is working on an in-display camera

iaomi logos are seen during a news conference in Hong Kong, China. Image: Reuters.

A Xiaomi patent surfacing on the internet shows that the company is planning to introduce an in-display camera. A rough translation of this patent states that there is a secondary display under the main display which is in front of a camera and light sensor.

This works in a way such that the camera can become visible at required times or invisible when not in use. That is basically a gist of what the patent is trying to say and obviously, there is a lot more in the technology that needs to be understood.

Even Samsung is working on a technology that will put the selfie camera under the display, thereby giving a completely notch-free experience while preserving an IP rating for water-proofing.

The information has been revealed by Samsung Mobile's vice president of the display R&D group, Yang Byung-Duk and has now been confirmed by Korean media.

If implemented correctly notches and pop-out sliders could very well become a fad that went away quickly.

 

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