The first phone with camera hidden under the screen may be unveiled on June 26

The first phone with camera hidden under the screen may be unveiled on June 26
Tucking the front camera underneath the display seems to be the Holy Grail of "bezel-less" designs, as it would require no notches, screen holes, mechanized camera popping, or other assorted solutions to the "all-screen phone" conundrum.

While we have written several times about patents pointing in that direction, it was the ever-enterprising Oppo that teased such a design not long ago. Now the teaser that you see below is ready to transform into a retail device, it seems, as Oppo has pegged June 26 for the announcement of the first phone with under-display camera.



Needless to say, we are talking about the selfie shooter here, as there is no need to hide the superior ones that are manspreading at the back of our phones. We'd argue that the under-display camera will be a love-it-or-hate-it affair, if and when it lands in an Oppo phone. 

It will most likely prove to be the most superior solution when it comes to the "all-screen" design puzzle, but the most inferior when it comes to selfie quality, so we can't wait for Oppo to take the stage at the MWC Shanghai Expo next Wednesday, and tell us what it did to tuck the selfie snapper in-between those screen pixels.



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5 Comments

1. Diego!

Posts: 880; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

I wish OPPO and Vivo all the success in the world. They are the most innovative companies in mobile industry. Always a step ahead of the rest.

2. TheOracle1

Posts: 2340; Member since: May 04, 2015

Well said. At least they try unlike some others. Even if it's just ok quality wise it will be improved upon and become standard. If it has the other specs and frequencies I'm looking for I'll buy it. Of course someone will come along telling us that the Chinese always copy and unless it's Samsung or Apple it's garbage.

3. AbhiD

Posts: 856; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

And also way more ethical than likes of Huawei/Honor, Lenovo etc typical Chinese companies

4. Poptart2828

Posts: 460; Member since: Jan 23, 2018

I have owned every major Oppo, Vivo phone since the oppo find 5. They have been in the forefront of innovation since 2012

5. Rocket

Posts: 703; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Expect that under display camera on the oneplus 7t

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