For the past few years, smartphone design has seen bezels continue to shrink and minimize the space taken up by the front-facing camera. Samsung’s new Galaxy Z Fold 3 may take things a step farther to give other brands a stiff challenge by making the best use of the phone’s physical space, as Samsung is going to implant its first under-display selfie camera on this device.
A report from Korean-outlet ETNews claims that Samsung is working out to adopt an under-display camera (UDC) on the Galaxy Z Fold 3 which, as expected, will launch in the third quarter of 2021.
We’ve seen under-display cameras before, but the actual photos captured by those have not been particularly great. To tackle that issue, Samsung will be making use of some “special display design” that widens the pixels over the camera sensor, allowing more light to get through and, in turn, taking a better photo.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 tipped to house an under-display camera
The display is said to be configured in such a way that only the part where the camera is placed is extended to get an aperture for taking photos seamlessly. Key details about the Galaxy Z Fold 3 has not been revealed yet. But, Twitter tipster Ice Universe revealed that the foldable smartphone is rumored to offer a ‘lot of innovative features’ including S-pen support and second-gen ultra-thin glass.
The report adds that the Galaxy Z Fold 3 could debut in the third quarter of the year 2021 and if it turns out to be true, the upcoming foldable smartphone will be Samsung’s first smartphone with UDC technology. Previous rumors had suggested that the Galaxy S21 series might be the first smartphone with an under-display camera but recent leaks hinted that it will not be the case.