In the past few years, smartphones have come a long way. We have introduced to many new improvements which have been developed to provide us a better smartphone user experience. Phone brands are trying to figure out to increase the screen-to-body ratio and also the right way to put critical components on the devices that are dominated by their screens. The main aim is to obviously integrate them directly into the display. We have already seen that in fingerprint sensors and now we are going to witness it in selfie cameras.
Oppo is a popular smartphone company that has already done quite a lot of experimentation with display notches and pop-up selfie cameras. Now the company is going to introduce the world’s first under-screen camera to the public at MWC Shanghai this week. A teaser of the same has already been released earlier in this month. The company has also revealed a lot of information on how the technology actually works.
Oppo India tweeted:
“Oppo’s brand new solution for full-screen display Under-screen camera (USC) has just been unveiled here at #MWC19 Shanghai! #MoreThanTheSeen.”
The company has said that the display makes use of a custom transparent material that is known to work with a redesigned pixel structure so that light is able to get through to the camera. The sensor is going to be bigger than other selfie cameras. Also, it will come with a wider aperture lens in front. The area of the screen that will be reserved for the camera can still be operated with touch control.
The company also said that this won’t affect the quality of the screen. However, hands-on photo from Engadget Chinese suggests that the camera area is visible in certain conditions.
The company has acknowledged that placing a screen in front of a camera will to some extent affect the quality of the images. There may be problems like glare, haze and color cast which needs to be solved. The company said that its developed algorithms are tuned to the hardware to address all these problems.