Huawei may have exclusive access to under-screen camera technology that has been developed by Chinese display company Visionox.
Visionox recently announced that its under-screen camera technology is ready to go. The company will mass-produce it, and Huawei may have exclusive access to it in 2020 according to Chinese sources.
Huawei will not be the only company to use this technology, but it will have exclusive access at first, according to these reports. Visionox’s camera technology comes with its own displays, as Visionox is a manufacturer of displays, not cameras.
Reports claim that the upcoming HONOR Magic smartphone could be the first smartphone to support such technology. HONOR is owned by Huawei, so it is not strange. HONOR likes to experiment with their “Magic” smartphones, so this rumor doesn’t sound far-fetched.
Both OPPO and Xiaomi demonstrated the under-screen camera technology last year, but they have no plans to launch a smartphone with an under-screen camera anytime soon, at least not OPPO.
An OPPO executive said consumers should not have much hope of seeing this technology this year, he explained, the technology still needs to mature as it is not ready to hit the market. Visionox seems to disagree with that.
Xiaomi does not seem ready to launch a smartphone with this technology either, although it might surprise us. A Meizu executive also agrees with OPPO, since he also sees no such technology in short-term consumer phones.
Cameras under the screen could solve one of the biggest problems with today’s phones: removing notches and holes from the screen . These trends began several years ago, and are still very present.
Some companies chose to include pop-up cameras to avoid the use of a notch or hole. However, many people do not like the idea of having mobile components inside the phone as they make it more delicate.
So we don’t know what will happen, but now we are hoping to see this technology on a consumer phone this year.