Google files patent for under display camera designed for an upcoming Pixel model
Google files patent for under display camera designed for an upcoming Pixel model

Last September, Google filed a patent application with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) for a smartphone (presumably a pixel) with a selfie camera under the screen. The ZTE Axon 20 is already available with such a feature, and other manufacturers including Samsung, Xiaomi, and Oppo could launch cell phones with an under-screen selfie camera this year.

If you’re wondering what to move the selfie snapper under the display for, it doesn’t require a notch or pinhole camera, allowing manufacturers to reduce the size of a phone’s bezels to create an edge-to-edge screen. According to LetsGo Digital, Google’s patent for a selfie camera under the display for the pixel, improves the poor quality results of current technology.

Pixel 7 series. Or the under-display camera technology could be prepared for use in a foldable Google phone, due to be released in the second half of the year, possibly as early as August, according to display analyst Ross Young. Recently, the code for a foldable pixel has also surfaced.
The patent describes a cell phone or tablet with a full screen display and a front facing camera with other sensors under the display. A second screen is located opposite the camera under the main screen. A prism is located between the camera and the additional display.

When the camera is turned off and not in use, the content of the second screen is shown thanks to the prism on the main display. Once the camera is turned on, the prism rotates so incident light reaches the camera and the user can take high quality photos and videos. The small auxiliary display contains an environment sensor, a proximity sensor and / or an IR sensor, the latter being able to support 3D face recognition.

You may recall that the Pixel 4 line included Face Unlock, but Google returned to the fingerprint scanner for subsequent models. The company has hinted that the feature could return one day, and that that could be the day the Pixel 7 series is released next year.


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