Google’s Latest Pixel Patent Hints at Dual Under-Display Camera Tech for the Future


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In 2020, we saw ZTE announce the first smartphone from a major company that features an under-display selfie camera, in the form of the ZTE Axon 20 5G, with Xiaomi and Samsung following in the footsteps of the smartphone maker in 2021.

Now, it seems that Google is keen to try this tech out, with a new patent seen by LetsGoDigital under the Google Pixel branding filed with the USPTO or US Patent and Trademark Office showing a smartphone featuring a pair of under-display selfie shooters and some additional sensors.

Latest Google Pixel Patent Reveals Dual Under-Display Camera Tech

Do note that this is not necessarily the first time that a patent like this has been filed by Google, with the previous patent of this sort in relation to the Pixel featuring a prism-based under-display shooter, in which the prism points the camera to where you want to take a selfie. The latest filing is a rather conventional approach to this bit of technology.

Furthermore, you should not get excited about this, since it is just a patent and companies usually file tons of patents over the course of the year, most of which do not see the light of the day.

It is clear however that more and more companies are gaining interest in this tech and are looking for ways to launch a phone with under-display camera technology, to get rid of the usual notches and punch-holes.

What Else is the Company Working on?

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Another issue is the quality of these sensors, considering how most of the devices that feature this tech usually output a hazy result when taking a selfie, caused most likely due to the lack of quality or advancement in this new bit of tech.

In other smartphone news, Microsoft might not be rolling out the Android 12 update for the Surface Duo, with sources reporting the same. Instead of the regular version of Android, the report claims that Microsoft will roll out the new Android 12L update to the Surface Duo line-up.

As of now, there is no word on the timeline for this update, but it seems that Microsoft will want to release the update quicker than the Android 11 rollout for the Surface Duo. This comes after the company released the Surface Duo 2, its second attempt at a dual-screen device.

This issue has been mostly due to the multiple bugs and software issues that the company is facing with the dual-screen foldable, with some issues still existing to this day.

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