Samsung Intends to Hide Cameras Under Phone Displays

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Samsung's latest phones have minimised the so-called "notch" found in iPhones and other modern Android devices by cutting a hole for the camera into the screen.

Samsung launched the Galaxy S10 series with Infinity-O display in February this year, where the front camera is included in a hole under the display. Which company will be the first to deliver this dream phone?

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The Korean tech giant is working on a new handset that will place cameras and sensors beneath the display, making it nearly entirely edge-to-edge, according to Yonhap News Agency. However, as Samsung said, placing camera sensors beneath the display is a little tricky and the company will need more time to ideal its design and engineering process.

While Samsung considers this Infinity O display to be a milestone, it's working on a full-screen aesthetic for future devices, according to the report.

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"Though it wouldn't be possible to make (a full-screen smartphone) in the next 1-2 years, the technology can move forward to the point where the camera hole will be invisible, while not affecting the camera's function in any way", Yang was quoted as saying by Yonhap.

For now, Samsung will continue churning out displays with punch-hole cameras and perhaps one day, the Korean manufacturer will have its "Eureka" moment when it finally perfects that all-screen design. At the very least, Apple has brainstormed new smartphone designs, as its patent for a phone with a wraparound display indicates.

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I can already imagine some of the incoming comments from our readers, asking me how it's possible that I have had noticed performance issues on Samsung's flagship phones while they haven't.