Published: Fri, March 15, 2019
IT | By Lester Massey

Samsung is working to put a selfie camera underneath a phone's screen

Samsung is working to put a selfie camera underneath a phone's screen

Samsung's Infinity-O technology was a good compromise, avoiding a notch, but still leaving some part of the screen unusable due to the hole in the screen.

"Punching a hole in the OLED display is a very challenging technology", said Yang Byung-duk, who serves as Samsung's vice president of Mobile Communication R&D Group Display.

"Galaxy S10 is the only smartphone that has a hole in OLED display itself", Yang pointed out.

The Korean tech giant is working on a new handset that will place cameras and sensors beneath the display, making it nearly entirely edge-to-edge, according to Yonhap News Agency. "Hole display is not one of the design options, but it is a noteworthy achievement in terms of the display technological advances".

One of the innovative features of the Samsung Galaxy S10 range of phones is the "punch-hole" front-facing camera, which enables the phones to have a virtually all-screen display - but now Samsung has confirmed that it's already planning to drop this feature for future handsets.

Notches, hole-punches and other unsightly camera cutouts could be a short-lived blemish on the smartphone industry if a recent report from Jonhap News Agency proves accurate.

The South Korean tech giant said its Infinity-O Display, used in Galaxy S10, is a "milestone" for its display technology, although going forward, it will showcase a "full screen" look for upcoming smartphones.

By doing this, Samsung is looking to create the "perfect full-screen" smartphone. While the company can place the selfie camera under the OLED panel even with the existing technology, the image quality takes a serious hit.

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