OPPO To Launch Under Display Camera Smartphone on 26th June
Mobile World Congress 2019 is the largest mobile industry expo in the world which was held in Spain on Feb 2019. The Chinese market being one of the larger markets with its own set of exclusive devices from various company receives its very own MWC at Shanghai which is scheduled for 26th to 28th June. OPPO one of the well-known smartphone manufacturers has confirmed its attendance at the Mobile World Congress 2019 on Weibo. A poster shared by the company clearly indicates that it is planning to launch the first under-display camera in the world.
Under-display camera smartphones essentially have its front camera within the front display but unlike a punch-hole module cannot be seen. The screen entirely encompasses the front panel with the camera under it. Earlier this month, Oppo had showcased its first functional prototype to the world, as did Xiaomi. Most OEMs have adopted a pop-up camera (like OnePlus 7 Pro) or rotating camera modules (such as Samsung Galaxy A80) for the full display solution. These are currently almost exclusively found in top-end or high mid-end range smartphones.
A short clip was previously shared by an OPPO executive which showcased a smartphone with the praiseworthy feature. It is uncertain if the aforementioned device is a prototype that is under development or an initial version of a smartphone that would be available commercially. The device had no visible seam for a front camera and had a full display panel at the front. This has probably given the world its first look into completely bezel-less smartphones.
The smartphone industry is one of the most volatile markets in the world. New is generally outdated in a quarterly cycle whilst any sci-fi dream of today is a reality within a year. Popular Entertainment such as movies have frequently showcased futuristic gadgets and handsets, and now our lives edge closer to them. No indication or otherwise have been provided regarding when the device will be available or even what the model/name would be. However, these innovational strides in the industry are always a positive sight.