For CES 2021, Samsung has released several videos, including one dedicated to the Galaxy Upcycling recycling program. The surprise is when an unusual smartphone was noticed in the video, not yet officially presented by the Korean manufacturer. It could be the upcoming Galaxy Note 21 Ultra.
A potential Galaxy Note 21 Ultra appears with a sub-screen camera
LetsGoDigital website drew attention to the smartphone that appeared in the video. It does not have a cutout or hole for the front camera.
Most likely, it uses a camera hidden under the screen, which Samsung is currently actively developing. The source also suggested that we will see such a design in the Galaxy Note 21 Ultra. This is supported by the rounded edges of the screen, as the Galaxy Note 21 is expected to have a flat display, like last year’s Galaxy Note20.
Huawei’s Under-Screen Camera Patent Appeared On The Net
In the past few years, we have seen various approaches for achieving a full-screen design. From the first notch screens to the current hole-punch screens, they all are not true full-screen smartphones. We could give this title to the ZTE Axon 20 but its under-screen camera technology has some bugs.
Anyways, we also know that Xiaomi and other manufacturers have been working on their own under-screen camera technologies. And most likely, this year, we will see it on various devices. But besides Xiaomi, there is also Huawei, who didn’t give up yet. Today, we got some patent photos of a new Huawei off-screen camera that caused hot discussions on the net.
As LetsGoDigital reports, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. applied for a design patent to CNIPA (China National Intellectual Property Office) in May 2020, covering 7 product drafts and 2 renderings. These patents went online today on January 12, 2021.
We can see that the screen of the machine adopts a quad-curved design, and the front lens is hidden under the screen.
Of course, the most surprising thing is that, in order to maximize the full-screen display, Huawei has innovatively added a secondary screen to the top frame of the phone. It should display information such as phone signal, time, and power.
In addition, the rear lens module of the new machine adopts a matrix quad-camera solution. It has some obvious protrusion when looking from the side. It comes with a super-outsole main camera and a periscope lens.
Except for the appearance, the patent does not disclose the parameter configuration information of the new machine.
At present, in addition to the full mass production of ZTE Axon 20 with an under-screen camera, Xiaomi also announced that its third-generation under-screen camera technology has reached mass production. At the same time, mainstream smartphone manufacturers including OPPO and Samsung have all announced their own under-screen camera patents.
So again, perhaps in 2021, a large number of smartphones coming with under-screen camera technology will appear on the market.