Samsung Galaxy S22 will have fantastic under-display camera technology. It’s time to talk about the Galaxy S22. Yeah, why not? After all, it is on this smartphone that we are all waiting for truly revolutionary technology.
Just few days ago, sales of the flagship series of smartphones Samsung Galaxy S21 started in the world, which included the S21, S21 +, and S21 Ultra models. Now, the first rumors have surfaced about the next smartphone tentatively named Galaxy S22.
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Various smartphone manufacturers have been developing under-screen camera technology for several years now. The ZTE Axon 20 5G is the first phone with this new camera technology. A special anti-reflective film is used for maximum screen transparency.
However, the picture quality of this selfie camera still leaves much to be desired. Moreover, the camera is still visible, depending on the content shown. Samsung seems to have taken a different approach, at least for now.
The company has filed a patent for a full-screen smartphone with an unusual front-facing camera system. A built-in moving display covers the selfie camera when not in use. This secondary display can be moved up and down as shown in this illustration.
This mechanically extendable sub-display supports touch control. Among other things, it can display time, battery status, and incoming messages.
That is, it is obvious that this is not a transparent display that covers the camera when not in use and drops down, revealing the camera when needed.
This technology allows Samsung to create a full-screen smartphone with a camera that simply isn’t visible when not in use – a kind of camera built into the display. The main difference is that high image quality can be guaranteed because the camera system does not need to take pictures through the screen.
I’m not sure if this is the optimal solution since the design seems fragile and definitely does not add reliability to the smartphone, but it cannot be denied that this is a very interesting approach to solving this problem.
Time will tell which way Samsung will go in its quest for a truly full-screen smartphone.
Chinese sources report that Samsung is currently testing the 8K 60fps video recording feature on the first Galaxy S22 prototype. However, at this stage, the prototype overheats after 5 minutes. The smartphone of the Galaxy S22 line is expected in early 2022.