According to The Elec, iPhone 15 Pro expected to launch in 2023 will use a punch-hole design, Face ID sensor hidden under the screen.
While rumors suggest that the iPhone 14 Pro will place the Face ID module in the pill-shaped cutout and the selfie camera in the punch-hole, the iPhone 15 Pro is said to have just one hole for the front camera, with Face ID hidden under it. screen.
To do this, it is likely that Apple used Samsung’s hidden camera (UPC) technology. UPC was used for the internal screen of the Galaxy Z Fold 3. This year’s Galaxy Z Fold 4 still uses the same technology.
Basically, Samsung will make the Face ID sensor invisible to the naked eye. On the Z Fold 3, the pixel density is reduced so that light can reach the camera, but this results in relatively low image quality.
However, Samsung is rumored to be working with OTI Lumionics from Canada to develop a new hidden camera technology that will be first applied on the Z Fold 5 next summer. If development is completed on schedule, it will continue to be used on iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max.
Accordingly, this technology creates micro-transparent windows on the cathode layer and OLED pixels. That helps Apple hide the Face ID sensors and makes the screen completely transparent, allowing light to pass through the camera sensor underneath to take a photo. When unlocking, the infrared sensor will work normally.
LG is also said to be working on a similar hidden camera solution and aims to achieve 40% light transparency by 2024. At that point, it could become a formidable competitor for supply. iPhone 15 Pro screen.
In April 2021, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo announced that Apple would introduce an under-display Face ID system in 2023. Display industry consultant Ross Young made a similar prediction.
Face ID isn’t the only technology rumored to be hidden under screens. Many people suggest that Touch ID will return to the iPhone in 2023, but placed under the screen instead of in the Home button.
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