When it introduced the Galaxy Fold for the first time, Samsung also unveiled the screen designs it envisioned on its more classic smartphones. The market leader showed its ambition to eventually release a device with a new infinity screen without any notch or hole in the screen.
Samsung seems to be slowly getting closer to its goal. Indeed, according to industry sources quoted by The Elec, the South Korean manufacturer could launch from 2020 a smartphone with a front camera integrated under the screen that would not need a notch or a hole to be housed.
Mass production from the beginning of 2020
The Elec reports that the under-screen photo sensor would be called “HIAA2”. And its mass production is expected to start in early 2020. Samsung Display would have even already started to prepare OLED panels compatible with this component.
Also remember that companies like Xiaomi and Oppo have already demonstrated similar technologies. To provide a larger and more immersive display area. For its part, Essential has also devised a similar concept in a patent. The principle is not to display information on the area of the screen that is above the camera. And to make this area “transparent” to let the light pass. Many technical constraints are still to resolve. Such as the loss of quality due to the reduction of the amount of light absorbed by the sensor.