Published: Fri, March 15, 2019
Technology | By Lionel Gonzales

Samsung Intends to Hide Cameras Under Phone Displays

Samsung Intends to Hide Cameras Under Phone Displays

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.

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. Yang Byung-duk, Samsung's vice president of the mobile communication display R&D group, explained, "Though it wouldn't be possible to make in the next one to two years, the technology can move forward to the point where the camera hole will be invisible, while not affecting the camera's function in any way".

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.

Yang hailed the Infinity O screen as a "milestone" for the company, but said it's looking at even more boundary-pushing designs.

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It's likely to be a while before consumers see the "full screen" phone, however. While Samsung is attempting to manufacture a ideal display, other OEMs have been trying to eliminate ports and buttons for a more seamless design.

The first update released to the Galaxy S10 substantially improved the speed and accuracy of the fingerprint sensor, and if the same trend is maintained, the reader should become a much more reliable feature in the coming weeks.

However, creating a smartphone with a full-screen display where all sensors embedded into the screen is the ultimate goal of the company.

Like LG, Samsung also considered developing a Crystal Sound OLED display in which the display could act as a speaker.

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