TCL patent reveals the design of a mobile phone with a hidden camera on the screen
TCL is investing more and more in innovation to show news to users, proof of this is the prototype of the foldable 3-part cell phone of the brand that was presented together with another with a sliding screen and allows to increase or decrease the size of the smartphone without complications. Now a patent indicates that the company is also targeting the camera phone market under the screen (TCL patent reveals the design of a mobile phone).
The patent was registered by Huizhou TCL Mobile Communications with the National Intellectual Property Office of China. It shows a device with curved corners and a screen with thin edges. The description says that it has no hole or notches in the screen because the camera is hidden under the screen, but it does not specify exactly how that would be possible and what technology would be employed.
The LetsGoDigital website created the image you see above based on those found in the patent that was published on June 12, 2020. It is almost certain that smartphones with this type of technology should not be delayed, since Visionox has already announced that it is ready to start mass production of this type of display.
Speaking of which, Huawei should have exclusivity on this type of technology , at least when it comes to Visionox screens. If you are curious, know that we have already shown a concept based on leaks of what this phone should be like.
Going back to the cell phone shown in the patent, on the back we have 6 holes, 4 of them representing camera sensors and 2 of them are LED flashes. The sides of the phone have no buttons, in the lower area we have the USB-C connection next to the chip drawer.
It is interesting to note that TCL always aims at launches with lower prices in all its areas, from TVs to cell phones, so if it can improve and make this technology satisfactory, it may be that it launches the first camera phone under the screen with a more affordable price, it remains to wait to know.
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