Recently, Samsung released a series of new OLED screen designs at the 2018 Developer Conference, including Infinity-U, V-shaped notched screen, flexible folding screen New Infinity, and a much-watched Infinity-O – the under-screen camera technology. However, just a few days later, Huawei applied for a similar patent. It seems that Huawei is also actively developing the under-screen sensor technology.
As can be seen from the Huawei’s patent, there is no gap above the Huawei mobile phone, and the handset is placed under the screen, but the front camera is not visible. In fact, Samsung has previously published a series of on-screen sensor technologies at the conference, including handsets, light/proximity sensors, and cameras. With transparent OLED technology, these components can be placed under the screen to achieve a higher screen-to-body ratio. Huawei is also expected to develop similar technologies with OLED suppliers such as BOE.
Although there are no more details of Huawei’s under-the-hole patents, optimistic estimates will appear on the P30, which will be released in March next year. As can be seen from the back of the patent map, the machine uses a rear three-camera design, the configuration will at least reach the level of Mate 20 Pro.
Of course, the under-opening technology may also face the problem of low yield and low volume production, but it is certain that this is a key technology for the development of full-screen mobile phones. It may become mainstream in 2019, which mobile phone manufacturer is the first to launch mass production. Mobile phones are likely to seize market opportunities.