That Samsung is building the perfect all-screen smartphone with an in-display selfie camera isn’t exactly breaking news – the company’s vice president of the display R&D group, Yang Byung-duk, has already confirmed that it is working on such a smartphone. What’s breaking news though is a new report that suggests Samsung may be ready with the tech with mass production said to begin as early as this month.
The report suggests that if everything goes right, Samsung may launch its first phone with an in-display selfie camera next year. Samsung is apparently looking to start with producing 30,000 units per month – considering that this is still first-generation technology and hence difficult to make. Which is why chances are this technology may not make its way to Samsung’s next flagship Galaxy S11 phones. But there’s a possibility that Samsung may bring it to the consumers through its next foldable, the Galaxy Fold 2 or whatever Samsung decides to call it. Again, that’s all speculation for now so we suggest you take this piece of information with a pinch of salt.
Samsung held on to chunky display bezels longer than any other rival – but, finally it succumbed to the notch-trend this year by launching its flagship Galaxy S10 phones with a punch-hole display. You can say, the next step in smartphone evolution for Samsung would be an in-display selfie camera that disappears behind its signature AMOLED panel. We’re already seeing more and more in-display tech flooding the smartphone industry – everything from the fingerprint scanner to the speaker/receiver grille (and sensors) is going in-display. The selfie camera following the same route won’t be surprising.
Although little is known about Samsung’s in-display selfie camera tech, the “technology can be developed to the extent that the camera hole is invisible and does not affect the functionality of the camera or the display,” according to a previous report.
Regardless, the perfect all-screen and no-bezel smartphone isn’t too far off, now that smartphone makers have figured out a way to put all the essentials under the display. And Samsung has already confirmed it’s working on such a tech.