Last year, Xiaomi and Oppo showed off their individual prototype for a smartphone with an under-display camera. Since then, we have been hearing about the under-display cameras on smartphones. However, the technology hasn’t been there yet due to some complexity in the display and is still awaits for a commercial launch.
But now, a new patent from Xiaomi gives us the first look at how Xiaomi’s first under-display camera will look like. This patent was first discovered by LetsGoDigital which even created a render to give life to the Xiaomi’s patent.
The patent shows a smartphone with flat-screen and thin edges similar to what we have already seen with the Xiaomi Mi 9 which was launched back in 2019. It doesn’t come with a curved screen that most of the smartphone manufacturers are adopting including Xiaomi with the newly launched Mi 10 flagships.
The latest patent from Xiaomi indicates that the selfie camera would be fully invisible to the user when consuming content, covered by a normal array of screen pixels. However, when turned to capture selfies, these pixels would shut off to make the camera visible to do its work.
Apart from this, the patent shows a vertically aligned triple camera setup on the back panel of the phone. However, we could expect to see a quad-rear camera setup which Xiaomi has been providing with its latest flagship phones.
As of now, it is still unclear when we can expect to see smartphones with an under-display camera. However, with the pace, the technology is advancing we could expect to see it soon.
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