Oppo and Xiaomi Debut the First Under-Display Selfie Cameras


Once this becomes mainstream, we can say goodbye to notches, cutouts, and mechanized pop-ups. "You are taking a very first look at our under-display selfie camera technology". Once the camera app is turned on, a circle illuminates where the selfie camera is, underneath the display. The user then touches the area of the screen around the camera to dismiss it - the software then flips to the photo gallery.

This is what we all want, right?

"At this stage, it's hard for under-display cameras to match the same results as normal cameras, there's bound to be some loss in optical quality", Oppo VP Brian Shen says on social media. And yet, the selfie camera appears to function as you'd expect. With this tech, a handset can have a display that isn't broken by a notch, and doesn't have a delicate mechanical pop-up camera or ugly alternative.

It looks like notches and cutout display will be a thing of the past.

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Mohamad also spoke about the influence of the USA and how it was disadvantageous for the global market to be tied to the currency of a nation state.

Additionally, we lack further details regarding the smartphone, which has been showcased with the in-display selfie camera.

Not to be outdone by Oppo, Xiaomi came forward with a clip of its own that shows a similar under-display camera system. According to the patent, the Xiaomi phone uses alternately-driven display portions which enable the screen to allow light pass through to the front-facing camera sensor. To this, he added, "However, the realization of new technology is developed to perfection". That said, in a follow-up post, Shen admitted that this under-screen camera technology is still in its early days.

It remains to be seen whether Shen's concerns, regarding under-display cameras not yet being able to achieve the same results as conventional cameras, are limitations of the technology's first generation or limitations of the technology as a whole. The teaser video highlights a prototype Xiaomi Mi 9 with no notch next to a standard Xiaomi Mi 9.