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Oppo teases its in-display selfie camera smartphone

Author at TechGenyz Mobile
Oppo Under Display Camera

OPPO is busy experimenting with its selfie camera hence trying to integrate the front camera underneath the screen display, eliminating the need for a cutout or a retractable lens module or a notch. The Chinese manufacturer brought forth the tech in action in a short teaser video, and it looks pretty incredible. The video was posted to Oppo’s official Twitter account without much intricate detail.

https://twitter.com/oppo/status/1135393369113280512

The video shows off a smartphone with an all-screen front where you can make out that there's a sensor embedded beneath the display as soon as the camera launches. The camera app launched, and despite the lack of a visible front-facing camera, the screen seemingly showed a live view of the room's ceiling. To add credibility to the teaser, the demonstrator also hovered a finger over where the camera is supposedly hidden.

Optical in-display fingerprint sensors use a camera module to map the grooves and ridges of your finger, and it's likely OPPO is scaling up the tech to add a higher-res module underneath the screen.

The phone in question is clad in a protective case that's designed to hide any distinguishing features, but it is possible OPPO will launch a phone with an in-display camera module sometime this year.

However, there’s no telling when we’ll see the first smartphone with one of these invisible under-display cameras.

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