Samsung teases under display selfie camera tech, but its not for smartphones

Samsung’s first under-display camera isn’t in a phone, it’s in a laptop

Although Samsung hasn't detailed its under-display camera technology yet, Samsung Display today posted a video on Weibo, teasing its new OLED panels with under-display selfie cameras. However, before you get too excited, you might want to learn that this UDC OLED panel isn't meant for use in smartphones.

Display bezels, be it on smartphones, laptops, or televisions, have drastically reduced in the last few years. The accompanying teaser video shows out the laptop and focuses primarily on its display. It's an all-screen display as the front-facing camera hides under the OLED panel. Samsung Display hasn't shared more details about the tech yet, so it isn't clear if the first notebooks with Samsung's "Blade Bezel" screens will arrive later this year. Samsung Display's UPC technology appears to trim the bezel even more by placing the camera behind the display. Honestly, it has a strong sense of immersion, with a screen ratio of up to 93%. Either way, the OLED display shown in the video is just 1mm thick (or should I say thin) and weighs 130 grams (~4.6oz). However, Samsung Display has particularly mentioned "OLED for laptops", so it shouldn't be surprising if the Korean company is already working on its first PC with an under-display camera. This display panel delivers an ultra-thin bezel, thanks in part to the introduction of what it calls the UPC, or under panel camera. Now, it seems like the company is gearing up to launch a device with the new camera technology as well.



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