Notch in any smartphone became a normal last year with every brand introducing a smartphone with a notch. The conventional wide notch slowly transitioned to a teardrop/waterdrop notch towards the end of the year. We even saw some punch hole smartphones and few smartphones with a pop-up camera. The latest smartphone from Asus went to another level by introducing a swivelling camera in Asus Zenfone 6 that can rotate from back to front using a motor mechanism.
Today, Oppo and Xiaomi have teased the future of smartphones with an under-display or in-display front camera. Both companies shared a small 15 seconds video that demos the in-display camera. Oppo Video shows only half of the notch-free prototype smartphone lying on a desk followed by launching the camera app that showed a live view of the room’s ceiling. The video shows hovering a finger over where the camera that is supposedly hidden.
For those seeking the perfect, notchless smartphone screen experience – prepare to be amazed. 📲
You are taking a very first look at our under-display selfie camera technology. RT! 🤯 pic.twitter.com/FrqB6RiJaY
— OPPO (@oppo) June 3, 2019
The video shared by Xiaomi is much detailed with an employee using a prototype smartphone with in-display camera to take a selfie while the supposedly in-display camera is marked in the video along with a conventional smartphone with teardrop display on the side.
— Alvin Tse #MiFan (@atytse) June 3, 2019
At the moment, we have no clue on when either of Xiaomi or Oppo will be bringing the technology into smartphones. Both the companies have not shared any details about the official launch of these devices yet. Stay tuned at AndroidPure and we will keep you updated.