Samsung keeps the dream of the under-screen camera alive

Samsung keeps the dream of the under-screen camera alive

Samsung keeps the dream of the under-screen camera alive

Practically all new phones have screens that stretch edge-to-edge with very thin bezels surrounding them. Maybe it's the newer Exynos chipset, maybe it's Android Pie, maybe Samsung made a decision to optimize things for the tenth-anniversary Galaxy S lineup, maybe it's the 8GB of RAM, or maybe it's a combination of all or some of those factors, but I can't get enough of how quick and smooth the Galaxy S10+ runs.

As CNBC reports, Samsung is working on such a solution, but it won't appear anytime soon.

It's not possible to make a smartphone today that integrated all of the necessary camera equipment behind the screen but according to Yang Byung-duk, vice president of Samsung's Mobile Communication R&D Group Display, "in the next 1-2 years, the technology can move forward to the point where the camera hole will be invisible".

Apple, Google, and other phone makers have worked around this problem in the past by adding a larger cutout located near the top of the phone, which is now commonly referenced as a notch.

Galaxy S10 users say that their phone takes screenshots, opens apps and even turns on the flashlight while in a pocket or a purse.

For now, Samsung will continue churning out displays with punch-hole cameras and perhaps one day, the Korean manufacturer will have its "Eureka" moment when it finally perfects that all-screen design.

The images come in 1960 x 1960 (single wing) or 2152 x 2152 (dual-wing) resolution to accommodate the phone's 1536 x 2152 pixel resolution folding screen. The Korea-based electronics giant showed off its flexible display technology as far back as 2013, but only debuted its first foldable phone in 2019.

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