The first smartphone with an under-screen camera technology is the ZTE Axon 20. But it’s out of doubt that new models with this technology onboard will hit the market this year. The most-anticipated model will come our way from Xiaomi. Yesterday, a well-known Weibo blogger said that the off-screen camera panel has matured and will be shipped on a large scale in the second half of the year.
He also revealed that Visionox has already shipped flexible screens. Other China-based companies with mass production strength include China Star and BOE. They will start shipping in the first half of this year. However, proactive phones with under-screen camera tend to have a small-scale mass production in the first half of this year.
In 2020, ZTE released the first mass-produced Axon 20 5G handset with an under-screen camera. But because the effect was not good and only equipped with a mid-range processor, the market performance was not satisfactory.
Xiaomi To Start Under-Screen Camera Phones Production Soon
Xiaomi is very likely to launch a new mass-produced under-screen camera in the second half of the year.
Moreover, Xiaomi executives have introduced that they have achieved the mass production stage of the third-generation under-screen camera technology as early as August last year. They also said it will be officially mass-produced this year.
Xiaomi’s third-generation under-screen camera technology adopts a new self-developed pixel arrangement and a redesigned pixel drive circuit. It can further increase the light transmittance of the front-facing part of the screen. The shooting effect of the camera under the screen is basically the same as that of the conventional front camera.
Before the release of the Xiaomi Mi 11, there were some reports that the Mi 11 Pro will be the first to use the under-screen camera technology. But the same blogger refused this. He said the Mi 11 Pro will use the same display as the Xiaomi Mi 11. Its main improvements will refer to the charging and cameras.
In this regard, we guess the first Xiaomi smartphone to come with this technology will be the Xiaomi Mi MIX 4. Moreover, yesterday, we were talking about the Xiaomi Mi MIX 4 and Mi Note 11 that were leaked in the HTML code of the company’s website.