The smartphone industry is consistently evolving and the race to get a true full-screen device is heating up. We’ve have seen all sorts of designs aimed at improving the screen ratio of smartphones. It all started with a notch, then waterdrop design, pop-up camera, periscope structure, sliding design, and most recently, the punch-hole design. Now, it appears that Oppo has gotten a breakthrough with the obstruction caused by the front camera of smartphones. In a Twitter video, the company revealed the world’s first under-display camera technology. This time, the camera sensor is invisible.
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
As depicted in the Twitter video, Oppo’s solution shows a completely full-screen smartphone with no notch or cutout. Interestingly, this device is still capable of capturing selfies which implies that the sensor is invisible. However, the sensor is not completely invisible as we can see a ring of light on the top of the display which suggests the position of the camera sensor.
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Oppo is one of the leading manufacturers in camera design. The company was one of the first company’s to use a pop-up solution on the Oppo Find X. It also has the likes of Oppo F11 Pro and Oppo Reno 5G, all of which uses a pop-up camera. As of now, the company did not say when this smartphone will hit the market neither did it suggest the smartphone that will use this technology. Nevertheless, this is a technological advancement that will most-likely be followed-up by other manufacturers.