Earlier this year, Oppo had released a teaser video about its in-display selfie camera technology (under the display front camera). Now, as the MWC Shanghai 2019 draws closer, the company has started sending out media invites to the Chinese media. The invites hint at the formal announcement of its new camera technology. MWC Shanghai 2019 is scheduled to start from June 26 onwards and it will go on till June 29. Oppo is gearing up to host an event at the conference and according to the media invite, it will be starting its event from 2 pm local time on June 26.
According to a report by SparrowNews, the Chinese smartphone giant has sent invites to major media representatives in the country. The media invite from Oppo states a number of details like regarding the launch like booth no, time and more. However, it doesn’t mention the exact launch product, service or feature of the company. It also doesn’t mention that it will be launching the under-display selfie camera technology at the MWC Shanghai 2019.
The invite reads, “Even more surface” and this undoubtedly hints at the under-display camera on the device. The invite also has an outline of a smartphone with a circular ring on the display and this is where the under-display selfie camera of the handset may be placed. Earlier, the Vice President of Oppo, Brian Shen shared a short video which showcased a notchless display smartphone without any hint of a front camera. However, now it seems like the selfie camera was present, but it was only hiding under the display of the device. As of now, there is no word on whether under-display camera technology is ready for mainstream use or it is just a prototype feature.
Other than Oppo, Honor and Xiaomi too have confirmed that they too were working on similar under-display selfie camera technology to use in their future smartphones. Xiaomi’s Senior VP Wang Xiang also stated how the new camera technology will work. According to Xiaomi, it is working on a custom-made display that will feature a small transparent area which will be made up of special low-reflective glass that will have high transmittance. In other words, the front camera will still be there but it will be hidden from the user’s eyes. However, when the front camera of the smartphone is activated, the display over the camera will become transparent and this will allow light to enter the lens and click the picture. When the camera will be turned off, the transparent display would once again work as a normal display.
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