Yesterday, it was reported that the release of ZTE’s under-screen camera technology also brought a new wave of front-facing camera design in the smartphone industry. This technology is also invisibly pushing smartphone manufacturers toward a true full screen concept. Recently, a set of renderings of Samsung’s “under-screen camera” smartphones were suddenly leaked on the net. Moreover, the source claims this technology will be used in Samsung A series smartphones.
Samsung’s “under-screen camera” is actually a rotating pop-up front camera. As early as January 14, 2020, LetsGoDigital reported that Samsung announced a patent for “electronic equipment including camera modules”. It was applied to WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization).
The patent explains the operating principle of the rotating pop-up camera. The phone contains a particularly small cylindrical retractable camera system. When you want to take a selfie, the camera will pop up and rotate at the same time, and then part of the shell will rise.
The advantage of the rotating pop-up camera design is that it can truly achieve a full screen form, adding beauty and modernity to the front design of the phone. The disadvantage is that the inside of the body needs an opening. So its waterproof and dustproof performance will be greatly reduced.
Samsung has already released a smartphone with a rotating pop-up camera – the Galaxy A80 – in the previous year, which can rotate 180°. As the successor to the Galaxy A80, the Galaxy A82 will most likely adopt the latest rotating pop-up camera design, we guess. This handset should hit the market in the second half of 2021.