The World’s First Under-Display Selfie Camera

July 8, 2019 •

Oppo

The World’s First Under-Display Selfie Camera

The ability to make a quick self-portrait with your smartphone while out and about or even when just chilling at home has become something we all take for granted, no doubt. People are choosing smartphones based on their ease of use when taking selfies. They want a decent sized screen, a high-resolution camera and fast connections to the internet so they can post their images immediately.

In an effort to get the best use out of small smartphone screens, manufacturers are working to integrate components directly into the display instead of giving up valuable space to fingerprint sensors or camera lenses. This gives you a better screen-to-body ratio on your phone. For those individuals who take plenty of selfies every day and want a more convenient way to get these pictures, the prospect of the world’s first under-display selfie camera is quite compelling.

Oppo Announces First Under-display Selfie Camera for the Market

Smartphone manufacturer Oppo recently showed off details of what’s being billed as the world’s first under-display selfie camera, during a demonstration at MWC Shanghai in June, according to The Verge.

What’s new about the technology is that Oppo is employing a customized, see-through material that enables light to pass through the camera. You can still use touch controls on the screen where the camera is located. While Oppo has said that the display quality is unaffected, The Verge noted that the camera seems to still be evident in some pictures posted to Engadget Chinese. Oppo itself has admitted that a screen over the camera poses some challenges, since image quality will necessarily be reduced, with issues of color cast, glare and haziness requiring fixes. To that end, Oppo is working on algorithms to correct for these imaging problems.

When Oppo releases a device using this kind of camera (at an unspecified time in the future), we’ll have a chance to see just how well the technology of under-display selfies is panning out. Stay tuned to this blog, as we will continue to report on developments.

Hands-Free Selfies With Your New Phone Using a Rugged Desk Stand

There’s no need to rely on a selfie stick that you have to hold onto when taking pictures or when making a video call with your smartphone. It’s easier and more convenient when you mount your mobile device in a strong cell phone stand that rests on your desk or work table. You can also screen incoming messages and calls without needing to hold your phone, which is great when you are swamped with work and time is of the essence.

Will the new under-display selfie technology mean the end of the notch? Or would you rather just have a notch or small bezels? Please let us know by sounding off in the comment section below.