- Xiaomi has patented a rotating camera hidden under the display.
- It is still unclear when this will be used.
A front camera hidden under the display is the latest design trend in the smartphone industry. Although the ZTE Axon 20 is only a suitable cell phone on the market so far, almost all major manufacturers are working on corresponding models – first and foremost Samsung and Xiaomi.
The Chinese manufacturer is already thinking a step further and filed a patent in spring 2020, which has now been published. It describes a camera system hidden under the display, which can optionally function as a front and main camera.
Cameras under the display: this is how it works
Images of the “Under-Display Camera” technology from Xiaomi.
The Dutch online magazine reports that the lens should be rotated using magnets Let’s Go Digital. The step could save space in the housing since a camera would be omitted.
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It remains to be seen when we will see a cell phone with the appropriate technology. In the second half of the year we will start with the first Xiaomi phone with a camera hidden under the screen expected.