Samsung Galaxy S21 will be the first company handset to highlight the under-display camera technology. Samsung Galaxy S21 will be launched in February next year.
Samsung Galaxy S21 – OMG, IT’S HAPPENING
The Galaxy S8 and iPhone X brought us the first smart all-screen phones in 2017, but these devices were just excellent. The S8 had big head and bottom bezels, and the iPhone X had a wide notch at the top of the display. Both of these devices were then copied by nearly every company in the industry in the first half of 2018 until smartphone makers began growing up with new designs of their own to improve the size of the screen.
We noticed all-screen phones with pop-up cameras, slider phones, as well as devices with front and rear displays so a selfie camera wasn’t important. The selfie camera is actually what these design give-and-take are all about. Smartphone makers, however, are already happening actual all-screen devices where the front cameras and sensors are hidden under the display, and Samsung may beat everyone to market by starting this novel technology on a mass-marketed mainstream handset, the Galaxy S21 aka the Galaxy S30.
Ice Universe, who as you know is the go-to guy for Samsung related stuff tweeted that Samsung is considering using the under-display camera technology on the Galaxy S21 first. The company is reportedly checking the feasibility of the feature for the next-generation Galaxy S series smartphone. And if all goes right, then the S21 will be the first one to use this technology.
Right now the biggest problem with the implementation of this technology is the insufficient lighting which is affecting the camera quality. You see the area of the screen where the front camera lies needs to have enough pixels to display content with accurate colors but at the same time there should be enough gap between the display pixels for the Light to pass through.
Oppo and Xiaomi already showcased prototype devices with this technology and the problem they are facing is the exact same thing I’ve just mentioned, they’re unable to leave enough pixels on the display for sufficient light to pass through and as a result, the photos taken with these devices is blurry and washed out.
But Samsung is the master of OLED technology if anyone can overcome this hurdle it has to be them because they’re the one who makes OLED panels for almost everyone. Also there’s one more problem. As seen on Oppo’s prototype the hidden camera sensor is somewhat visible in some scenarios, particularly when lighter colors like white or light grey are displayed on the screen. I hope Samsung’s version doesn’t do this because it will get annoying and will defeat the whole purpose of under-display camera technology.
In any case, it’s worth mentioning that it’s not confirmed just yet that the Galaxy S21 will surely come with this technology, Ice Universe specifically mentions that Samsung is considering using this tech on the S21 and I hope everything goes right and S21 will be the first one to use this technology.
A few days ago we saw the first look of the Galaxy Buds Bean which, to be honest looks like a hearing aid rather than a multimedia earphone. And now today we’re hearing from South Korean media that this kidney bean edition of the Galaxy Buds will something that many Samsung fans wished the Galaxy Buds+ did: the Active Noise Cancellation which is kinda surprising since this device doesn’t have a silicone tip.
Anyway, the Korean media also mentions the price and it will be less than $150, to be exact they’re saying it will be priced $140. That’s cheaper than the Galaxy Buds Plus and the good thing is they are launching this alongside the Galaxy Note 20 due to be unveiled in August. With that being said, do let me know your thoughts down in the comments and as always I’ll see you tomorrow…Peace out!