During the recent Mobile World Congress 2019 held in Shanghai, OPPO premiered their under-screen camera to the public and had impressed many of its patrons and garnered positive feedback even though it was merely a working prototype.
However, it seems like OPPO isn’t the only smartphone maker who’re actively developing such under-display camera. Apparently, Chinese smartphone maker Huawei had recently filed a patent with the German Trademark and Patent Office pertaining to how the User Interface looks like when an under-display camera sensor is being incorporated into the smartphone.
From what we’d seen from the patent designs, the layout of the selfie camera seems to differ from the one we saw from OPPO. For Huawei’s case, they have opted for the under-display camera to be embedded within the top-left corner instead of being centered (as in the case of OPPO).
Most of its designs include unique solutions on how to turn the selfie camera inconspicuous from the eyes of the users. One of the solutions is to integrate the area whereby the selfie camera sits underneath, into the top bar. Depending on what app is being used at the moment, the top bar will show information or settings pertaining to the app. For instance, if the user is using the dialing app, then the top-left area (which houses the selfie camera) will display the duration of the ongoing call.
In some of the apps however, the outlines of the under-screen camera could still be seen – even though its no longer that obvious. We believe there is still a pretty long way to go in the development of such under-screen camera which is currently unable to achieve the same image quality as the current selfie cameras.