- Tram Ho
According to a source from Korean site The Elec, Samsung Display is developing a new under-display camera technology that Apple plans to use to hide Face ID on iPhone 15 Pro models launching in 2023.
The Elec said Samsung plans to apply this technology first to the new Z Fold generation if completed on schedule, followed by providing Apple for use on the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max.
According to this page, Samsung’s new technology will help the sensor hide under the screen in a similar way to the selfie camera on the Galaxy Z Fold3, but with much better quality. On the Fold3, the pixel density of the camera under the screen is lower than in the rest of the screen, allowing light to reach the sensor, but this results in the camera producing relatively low quality photos. Samsung is said to be working with Canadian company OTI Lumionics to improve the technology.
However, Ross Young, CEO of display supply chain consulting firm DSCC, who has revealed many accurate news from the supply chain about Apple products in the past, disagreed with the report and says that this technology only appeared in the iPhone 16 as early as.
DSCC’s iPhone screen roadmap shows that every version of the iPhone 15 series will have a pill + round hole display, while the 2024 iPhone 16 will have an under-display camera for the first time.
“We confirm once again that there will be no hidden camera under the screen on iPhone, until 2024 with iPhone 16 model,” Ross Young confirmed on Twitter. He added that tests will begin as early as 2022, but don’t expect Face ID under the screen to appear on iPhones before 2024.
Source : Genk