Tech giants are moving towards 100% screen to body ratio and spending millions of dollar on research and development. Samsung is the biggest smartphone seller in the world also spends a lot of fortune of R&D. We’ve seen the pop-up camera, punch-hole camera, notch-camera and also rotating cameras in phones. However, the front camera being under-display seems like something from the future. The first under-display camera module of Samsung might be ready by early 2020, and the company is preparing to produce it.
First Under DIsplay Camera Phone of Samsung to Release in 2020
South Korean website, The Elec and GizmoChina reported Samsung UDC (Under Display Camera) tech would make its way on smartphones in the first half of the year 2020. Under Display, the camera is based on two components HIAA1 and HIAA2. The HIAA stands for Hole in Active Area that helps Samsung to cut out a display in OLED for the camera.
HIAA1 equipment is under testing by Samsung for standard punch hole displays while HIAA2 will be useable in Under Display Camera tech. We can expect the company to launch its first-ever under-display camera phone next year.
How Samsung’s Under Display Camera Technology Will Work?
The Elec also reports HIAA2 equipment use to create a transparent display where Under Display Camera might be replaced. A laser is used to drill a number of tiny holes in the display to improve the transmission of light to camera right beneath it. This process of cutting is called Laser Etching.
The Research and Development team of Samsung is focused on reducing the size and number of pixels in the area to increase transparency and permeability of the material. Current OLED substrate is not as much transfer to allow the transfer of light to the camera.
The testing of HIAA2 begins, and right after they are ready, Samsung Display will send it for mass production facilities next year.