Smartphones are an increasingly important part of our day to day. Through them we connect with the world and find out everything that happens in it – especially in the midst of these new circumstances.
Now, with the constant evolution of society, these technologies must also find ways to adapt to new needs. In this case, we have seen the trend grow for larger screens and with the least amount of disruptive elements on them. Step by step, the few buttons that remain have been moving to the edges of the equipment, while any element that could be removed from the front of these was gradually removed.
Of all this massive exodus of elements, the only one that remained immovable was the camera. It has, of course, mutated in different ways to try to be as disruptive as possible. However, users have always found some but for all these proposals.
The solution then arose when thinking about the possibility of hiding the camera behind the screen of the team, so that it is only visible when taking a photo. Unfortunately, this is a difficult capacity to develop, and large companies have taken the time to perfect it. Now, it seems that the wait could end, thanks to the recent announcement made by the manufacturer of smartphone screens, Visionox.
Mass production of first hidden camera smartphone begins
Through a Twitter post, Ice Universe shares the promotional video released by the Chinese manufacturer, Visionox. In this they mention the appearance and mass reproduction of the first smartphone with a fully functional camera under the screen (USC).
China’s display manufacturers, Visionox, has just announced the world’s first mass-produced under-display camera solution. The world’s first under-display camera phone will be released. pic.twitter.com/QWkQioy2LZ
– Ice universe (@UniverseIce) June 8, 2020
What can we expect?
Now that this great advancement of the company has been revealed, we can see the beginning of the standard of use of this new technology. The equipment has been designed with the intention that the camera remains totally invisible in a wide variety of conditions.
So as an example, in case the screen brightness is increased or decreased, the camera lens should be kept hidden. Also, regardless of the angles from which the phone is focused, the camera should not come into view unless activated. In this way, you can finally offer the rest of the time the experience of a full screen without obstacles.
How will this be accomplished?
As we have mentioned, it is not so easy to achieve this type of functionality on a device. In fact, achieving this has meant for Visionox to develop totally new internal working systems for it.
Among this is a new pixel structure within the OLED screen. Also, these pixels are now arranged in a different way, so that they do not interfere with the visibility of the camera. In addition to this, new highly transparent materials (such as the sub-screen that is located under the touch of the equipment) have also made a presence for the first time in the equation.
Many have tried … Visionox has succeeded
Visionox isn’t actually the first company to announce a USC camera design. This title was taken by the OPPO company in June 2019. This was, in fact, responsible for creating the new term, Under-Screen Camera (USC).
However, Visionox itself has become the first to begin mass-producing these systems. Since OPPO has mentioned that its design still requires work and other competitors such as Xiaomi, despite making progress, they also do not consider being ready for the production phase.
Even so, this does not imply that Visionox will enter a field without competition. Much has been said about the possibility that the expected Samsung Galaxy S21 comes with this new built-in technology.
Visionox is not Samsung’s supplier, so other manufacturing companies may be on its heels. But, at least for now, the company continues to stand out as the first and only – for now – that has been able to bring USC into its production phase.
When will this new smartphone hit the market?
In fact, so far neither the company nor its most recognized clients (such as Huawei) have declared exact dates regarding the arrival of this technology to the public. For now, this detail remains in the haze. However, considering that mass production has already started, we may not have to wait that long to see these new equipment on the market.