MWC Shanghai 2019 is happening now in Shanghai until tomorrow. Many smartphone makers are showing off their latest technology. One of the famous mobile phone makers, Vivo has announced its first 5G smartphone iQOO at the event yesterday. Vivo also demos the Super FlashCharge technology to the audience. The latest announcement is Oppo shows-off the world’s first under screen selfie camera technology to the public.
Integrating things into a display has been first done by Vivo where it integrates the world’s first in-display fingerprint sensor into the Vivo X20 Plus UD. After that, most of the smartphones makers have started to integrate the in-display fingerprint sensor into their smartphones. Now, after Oppo launches the under screen selfie camera technology, soon we can expect more smartphones to have this same technology.
A few years ago itself Oppo did few anti-bezel experimentations such as the display notches and the pop-up selfie camera. First time when Oppo launches the Oppo F9, it integrates the display notches into the smartphone. Then the next smartphone it launches is Oppo Find X where it ditches notch and then invents the pop-up selfie camera.
How does the under-screen camera technology work?
Part of the announcement, Oppo talks more about the technology behind the under-screen selfie camera. According to Oppo, its new display uses a transparent material which allows light to enter through the camera. Since the camera sensor is underneath the screen, Oppo adds a larger camera sensor with a wider aperture lens in the front. This means users wouldn’t have to worry about touch control because the touch control works fine in the same area the selfie camera is located.
According to Engadget Chinese, the camera area is slightly visible in certain conditions. However, there is an issue with the image quality whereby laying off the screen in front of the camera will cause the photo image quality to reduce. Problems such as haze, glare and color cast rise due to the under-screen camera. Despite that, Oppo develops its own algorithm to overcome this issue.
In conclusion, Oppo says this technology will integrate into its devices in the coming future. We could expect to see Oppo’s next phone launch to have this technology added to it.