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Samsung’s First Foldable Under-Screen Camera Smartphone

Samsung patents a foldable smartphone with a flexible screen, including a fingerprint sensor and camera module.

Samsung to introduce two new smartphones at the upcoming Galaxy Unpacked event which is going to be held in August 2021. The new Galaxy Z Fold is expected to be one of them, which will be more durable than the Galaxy Z Fold 2.

A new patent shows how Samsung will proceed to place the selfie camera along with other sensors under the display. Samsung will add more features to the new flagship killer.

The patent was filed under the name “Portable communication device including a display” by Samsung at the end of last year in the European Patent Office (EPO), after which the device was spotted in the database of the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO).

Samsung’s First Foldable Under-Screen Camera Smartphone
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The device will be similar to Galaxy Z Fold type smartphone, (i.e) a foldable smartphone that can be unfolded to a tablet-sized display. The main goal of Samsung was to give their user a full display while placing all the cameras and sensors inside the display of the device. The smartphone will feature an Under-Panel Camera (UPC) and support S Pen functionality.

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The device will include multiple sensors, such as a camera sensor, a fingerprint sensor, a receiver, and a proximity sensor. It is also expected that Samsung may add some extra sensors to its upcoming flagship killer such as an illuminance sensor and/or an iris sensor.

To achieve the in-display camera module Samsung placed a plate between the camera and the screen module. making it more durable and neglect other image quality-related queries. Samsung can place multiple cameras under the screen, the document mentions 3 or more cameras.

The Galaxy Z Fold 3 is expected to be the very first foldable with an under-display camera. Although Samsung has been working on an under-display camera for several years, this technology is much more complicated than you can ever imagine.

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