Just as phones are moving past the notch and translating to pop-up cameras and punch hole solutions, Oppo is already looking one step ahead in the race to an all screen phone. Today, the company’s VP Brian Shen shared a video of a working prototype device with a selfie camera built under the screen.
Soon after Oppo’s official Twitter account gave us another look at this new approach to selfie camera placement and it looks every bit as intriguing.
For those seeking the perfect, notchless smartphone screen experience – prepare to be amazed. 📲
You are taking a very first look at our under-display selfie camera technology. RT! 🤯 pic.twitter.com/FrqB6RiJaY
— OPPO (@oppo) June 3, 2019
From the short 15 second video, we can see the user launching the camera app and taking some sample shots. The new sensor is located in the upper middle portion of the screen and flashes for a second similar to how Samsung’s S10 phones do when switching to the front camera.
While we don’t have much more info about the device or when it might release, the company’s VP commented that the optical quality of such sensors is still inferior to regular front-facing cameras and that it will take some time to perfect the process.