While the recently announced Redmi K20 series is popular in China, the parent company, Xiaomi, seems instead committed to working on one of the most innovative technologies of recent times.
As the title suggests, we are in fact talking about a technology that would allow the camera to be able to photograph from under the display and then remove both notches, holes or various pop-up mechanisms.
Xiaomi already has a prototype smartphone with a camera under the screen
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
The news was shared by the president of Xiaomi, Lin Bin, on the Chinese social media Weibo today and includes the video clip that we can see above.
Lin Bin then added that “This is a small video shot last month with a prototype of the Xiaomi Mi 9 to achieve a truly full-screen design. There are no holes, notch drop or pop-up camera, simply a display and a hidden sensor. What do you think?”
Xiaomi product director Wang Teng then commented that they wanted to release the video last month, but this would have slowed Redmi K20’s marketing campaign. In any case, Wang admits that the technology adopted on this prototype is not yet mature, for example there are artifacts on the screen and we are not even sure of the quality of the selfie taken when the resolution of the video is not high.
So don’t expect to see this technology available in the coming months, there’s probably still a lot of work to do. Having said that, if Xiaomi could produce the first camera with a camera under the screen, the company could see growth not just, a bit like with the original Xiaomi Mi MIX that placed the smartphone manufacturer in the spotlight level international.
Now tell us yours. What do you think of this new technology? Do you think it’s the best choice to have both full screen and front camera design? Let us know in the comments section below!