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Samsung unveils its first camera under the screen, but not for smartphones

Like other manufacturers, Samsung is actively working on technology to place the camera below the screen. While it was thought that Samsung would present this technology on a smartphone, the Korean manufacturer brought it up for the first time for laptops.

While Samsung has yet to detail its sub-display camera technology, Samsung Display today posted a video on Weibo, showing off what to expect from its new OLED panels with cameras below the screen.

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We know that Samsung is preparing a smartphone with a camera under the screen, and it could be the Galaxy Z Fold 3 which will arrive this summer. It won’t be the first smartphone with an under-screen camera, since ZTE has already released its Axon 20 5G with this technology in September 2020. Xiaomi could also unveil a similar phone later this semester.

However, it seems that Samsung will first introduce this technology on its own laptops before making it arrive on his smartphones. From the video below, the first screen that should be equipped with it is called “Blade Bezel« .

Samsung wants to create laptops with a bezel-less screen

A few days ago, Samsung unveiled its first OLED screens for laptops. Korean manufacturer is not used to working on such large OLED screens, since in the television market for example, Samsung Display does not produce any OLED panel.

The Samsung Blade Bezel would a nearly borderless display with a 93% screen-to-body ratio. This laptop uses a Samsung OLED screen instead of the usual LCD screens, and would also manage to integrate a camera under the screen. In addition, according to Samsung, the screen would only be a millimeter thick, against 2.1 mm for a classic screen. This one would also be lighter, only 130 g against 180 g for the old models.

It is hoped that Samsung’s entry into the OLED display market for laptops will help lower the price of this technology. Indeed, when Asus switched to OLED on its laptops with the Zenbook 15 Pro and Zenbook Flip S, it took nearly 1799 euros for the least expensive models.

Source : Fold Universe

William Zimmer

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