As the next major innovation in smartphones, the first news from technology giants about under-screen camera technology, which is expected to become widespread soon, started to come slowly. Google seems to be involved in this race with a new patent.
The space taken up by the front camera of the phones on the screen seems to become history in the near future. One of the topics that accelerated the race among smartphone manufacturers in 2020 was under-screen camera technology, and ZTE, the first manufacturer to implement this technology, has already launched the Axon 20 5G in many parts of the world.
Apart from ZTE, news started to come from Xiaomi and Oppo that phones with under-screen cameras were on the way. Likewise, Samsung is expected to appear with an under-screen camera phone in 2021. Now Google seems to be involved in this race because the company; The D903 is preparing to present a phone called 618 and estimated to be Pixel 6 with this technology.
The front camera is not visible in the design in the patent images:
Google Pixel 5 appears on the left of the photo. In the middle and right are the models that Google patented. According to this information revealed in Google’s patent image, the Pixel 6, called the D903, 618, does not have a camera visible on the front of the phone. This, of course, suggests that Google is included in this rapidly rising trend.
There is no information about this new phone yet, and the patent does not contain a direct reference to the under-screen camera. If the phone that Google is working on and will offer us this technology is Pixel 6, as expected, new news about the device will begin to come soon.
Under-screen camera technology seems to slowly enter our lives, just like foldable phones. Compared to the benefits of foldable phones and the feedback from users, we can say that the under-screen camera will be much more loved.