Samsung launched its second-generation Galaxy Z Fold2 in September this year. The foldable device comes with a punch-hole display. Now, the South Korean brand is tipped to debut its successor with under-display camera technology.
The new report comes from Korea-based ETNews claiming that Samsung is planning to take things to the next level by offering under-display camera solution on the device. This means that the smartphone will ditch the notch (found on Galaxy Fold) or punch-hole cutout (seen on Galaxy Z Fold2) to accommodate the front camera sensor.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 tipped to feature an under-display camera
Industry sources close to the matter told the publication that Samsung will use its own special display required for the under-display camera while the image sensor will be made by Samsung’s System LSI division. The report also adds that the South Korean brand is working on image correction algorithm to improve the output quality of under-display camera setup.
The display is said to be designed in such a way that only the part where the camera is placed is enlarged to get an aperture for taking photos seamlessly. Key details about the Galaxy Z Fold 3 are not known yet. However, Twitter tipster Ice Universe revealed that the foldable smartphone is rumoured to come with 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 2021 and if it turns out to be true, the upcoming foldable smartphone will be Samsung’s first with UDC technology. Previous rumours had suggested that the Galaxy S21 series might be the first smartphone with under-display camera but recent leaks hinted that it will not be the case.
ZTE has already beaten Samsung to under-display camera technology by incorporating it in the ZTE Axon 20 5G. In other news, Samsung is reportedly working on an affordable foldable smartphone called Galaxy Z Flip Lite.