For the past few years, we have witnessed many new innovations in mobile phone designs, ranging from Apple’s iPhone X with notched display to Samsung Galaxy S10 with a punch-hole camera. Many companies have come close to all display cell phones with mechanical pop-up selfie cameras, but let’s be honest, those aren’t the perfect solutions either.

Under Display camera

We might have come one step closer to perfect all display phones, with Oppo unveiling the world’s first under-display selfie camera at Mobile World Congress, Shanghai.

OPPO’s brand new solution for full-screen display – Under-screen Camera (USC) has just been unveiled here at #MWC19 Shanghai! #MoreThanTheSeen pic.twitter.com/k5qEQ3QNta— OPPO India (@oppomobileindia) June 26, 2019

The phone uses some kind of custom transparent material which lets the light pass through the display. The company claims that the quality of display won’t be affected in any way, however, there might be some form of distortion in the image captured by the under-display camera, which is justified with the technology being still in the development stage. Oppo is currently looking to overcome issues like screen glare in the pictures captured.

Under Display camera

Oppo has developed algorithms to enhance the images captured by the under-display camera and claims have been made that they are on par with its competitors. We’ll have to wait and see how the end results turn out.

Furthermore, many other smartphone vendors are also researching with the new technology and it certainly is a step in the right direction. We could soon see the OnePlus 8 with under display camera or perhaps the Samsung Galaxy S11. Let’s cross our fingers for the same.


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