Apple is gearing up to introduce the iPhone 14 Pro series very soon. The new lineup will bring significant changes in comparison to the iPhone 13 which had basically the same design language as its predecessor. In fact, the new iPhone 14 series will bring the most significant changes since the iPhone X in 2017. The iPhone 13 has a smaller notch, but the iPhone 14 Pro will ditch it for a dual-punch-hole design. After years, Apple will be entering the punch-hole trend. The company will bring a centered dual-punch-hole which is quite innovative for the current industry. However, recent reports suggest that the company’s master plan is to move to under-display camera technology. According to a new report, the iPhone 15 Pro will be the first model with it.
iPhone 15 Pro with UD camera – seriously?
Honestly, we suggest you digest this with a pinch or two of salt. After all, it’s hard to believe that Apple will bring so many innovations in a short period of time. The company has been very reluctant in changing the iPhone core design. It won’t bring an under-display camera unless it has 100 percent sure that it will work like a conventional camera. Of course, the whole industry has been advancing in this regard. And the ultimate goal of smartphone giants is to completely ditch the conventional selfie camera for a solution that can have amazing quality even under the panel.
According to a report from South Korean news outlet TheElec (via GSMArena) Samsung Display and OTI Lumionics are developing a new generation of UD cameras. It will debut first on the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 next year and will later make its way to Apple’s iPhone 15 Pro models in the fall of 2023.
Samsung Display is reportedly partnering with OTI Lumionics which has developed a new generation of organic cathode patterning material. This enables “microscopic transparent windows to be opened in the cathode and OLED pixel layers”. This in turn makes the display completely transparent. This could allow Apple to fit the advanced Face ID sensors under the display. The IR sensor will function as normal when unlocking the display. It leaves the display clean and cutout free for display fans to enjoy.
It won’t be a surprise to see the Galaxy Z Fold5 sporting an advanced under-display camera. In fact, even the Galaxy Z Fold3 already brought an under-display camera. So it’s natural to expect Samsung to keep improving the technology for future devices. However, Apple always plays a safe game when it comes to new technologies. The company will only use a new tech once it’s fully tested and approved.