Major smartphone makers have been working on under-screen camera technology for a while. And though Xiaomi has been one of the pioneers announcing its research and development achievements, it is not the first company to launch such a smartphone. As you know, the ZTE Axon 20 5G was announced. And it is the world’s first smartphone sporting a true full-screen and using this technology. As for Xiaomi, it will bring its own model only next year. However, we are not naïve to think Xiaomi and ZTE are the only smartphone makers to bring this technology to large masses. The rest of the main players are working on it as well. In this regard, Samsung, which is the world’s number one phone maker is developing its own off-screen camera technology. But because of time issues, the forthcoming Samsung Galaxy S21 won’t use this technology.
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As PhoneArena reports, the Samsung Galaxy S21 may miss the under-screen camera. It should use a punch-hole screen solution. And what’s more interesting, this is going to be Samsung’s last generation of flagship models with punch-hole screens.
The report pointed out that Samsung explained the progress of its under-screen camera research and development as early as in a China event in 2018. In addition, two tipsters provided some information, suggesting that Samsung is ready to mass-produce it.
That time, the tipster said that Samsung Display’s under-screen camera solution is far ahead of other manufacturers’ solutions. In April, he said that Samsung is considering using under-screen camera technology on the Galaxy S21 and evaluating its feasibility.
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Ross Young, the founder of DSCC, a screen research organization, said that Samsung’s under-screen camera technology is expected to be officially commercialized next year. But the Samsung Galaxy S21 is not the first to come with. The first model may be Samsung’s next-generation folding screen smartphone (likely to be named the Galaxy Z Fold 3).
The Samsung Galaxy S21 (or S30) is expected to sport Qualcomm’s latest generation of Snapdragon flagship platform – the Snapdragon 875. The earliest date it may arrive in the end of this year. But we should also remind you that Samsung usually announces its new flagship models in the first months of every year.