Xiaomi showcases next-gen under display camera coming to its smartphones next year

August 30, 2020

No more notches or punch hole displays.

The next generation of smartphone displays is now being introduced, and finally, manufacturers have found a way to offer a full-screen display and a camera without adding a notch or a hole on it. Enter the new under-display camera tech, where the front-facing camera sits comfortably just behind the display unnoticed, but it’s there whenever you need it.

In a recent tweet (see above), Xiaomi President Shou Zi Chew has showcased its third-generation under-display camera technology that’s barely noticeable and doesn’t have any effects on the main display. “The self-developed pixel arrangement used in Xiaomi’s 3rd Generation Under-Display Camera Technology allows the screen to pass light through the gap area of ​​sub-pixels, allowing each single pixel to retain a complete RGB subpixel layout without sacrificing pixel density. Compared with other common solutions on the market, Xiaomi has doubled the number of horizontal and vertical pixels, achieving the same pixel density above the camera as on the rest of the display area. Thus, the area above the integrated camera demonstrates the same brightness, color gamut and color accuracy as the rest of the display,” Xiaomi explained in a blog post.

While no other explanation was given, Xiaomi promised that the technology is coming to its new line of smartphones arriving next year. There’s a good chance that manufacturers could soon offer the same to their own devices.

What do you think about under-display cameras? Is it preferable to punch-hole or notched displays? Tell us your thoughts in the comments!

by Victor Philip Ortiz
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