Are off-screen cameras really the wave of the future?

Spark Global Limited reports:

Human desire to explore beauty is endless, even if the length of a lifetime, but also to expand the width of beauty. Most people think of technology as cold data or products, but it’s not. With the evolution of human society, our standard of living to a certain height, people’s aesthetic under the influence of each era, presents a kind of flowers, technology products are no longer just the pursuit of strong performance, but gives the human nature color and temperature, coruscate gives the unique charm of technology and liberal arts.

As for the development of mobile phones, it can be said that they are constantly changing. Especially in the past decade, mobile phones have undergone earth-shaking changes, which are not only reflected in the upgrading of the system, but also reflected in the constant demands on every detail. Today I want to talk to you about the front camera of the phone. Is the underscreen camera really the trend of the future?

The evolution of front camera in the era of full screen

The screen has always been one of the most important parts of a mobile phone, and even in my opinion, the screen is far more important than other parts, after all, the screen is the only way to see the content. The development of the screen has also undergone tremendous changes. The screen proportion alone can count many changes, from the mobile phone with keypads and the mobile phone with the home key to today’s mobile phone with full screen, and the screen has become bigger and bigger, and is developing in the direction of full screen.

With the development of technology, the screen of the phone has eliminated the buttons and moved the fingerprint under the screen, but only the front camera has become the biggest problem. It not only destroys the beauty of the screen, but also occupies the screen proportion, which makes some compulsive users have a poor experience. In response to this demand, many mobile phone manufacturers have taken extraordinary measures to hide the front-facing camera everywhere to reduce its presence.

The first is the flip camera. Back in 2013, OPPO launched the N1, an OPPO N-series phone with a front and rear camera that can be flipped 206 degrees. But the camera still takes up a large part of the screen, and the physical flip has a lifetime and is prone to problems.

Then there’s the lift-up camera. One of the best examples is the Vivo NEX series, which has achieved a true full screen. The front does not require any punching, and the camera is physically raised and lowered to hide it inside the phone. But like the flip camera on the front, the physical lift has a lifetime, and the mechanical structure is prone to dust, wear and tear, and is not suitable for long-term use.

The last is now the most popular hole screen, hole screen is generally in the LCD material screen hole, the positive visual effect is relatively good, is currently on the market mobile phone with the most one way. However, there are also some problems that affect the amount of light into the camera, resulting in lower performance. In terms of screen proportion, it is not a full screen in the true sense. Therefore, some mobile phone manufacturers began to try the idea and research of the off-screen camera, and achieved certain results.

The plight and future of the off-screen Camera

In the case of the off-screen camera, the camera is perfectly hidden underneath the camera, without any visible signs of use. Previously, OPPO announced OPPO’s next generation of the on-screen camera solution and released a product related to the solution. The video shows that the on-screen camera is completely hidden under the screen, compared to the previous generation of the on-screen camera. In today’s market, there are also ZTE Axon 30, Mi MIX4 using the screen camera technology, as for the user effect, it is not clear.

In the author’s opinion, the underscreen camera technology is worthy of recognition, and it is of great significance to realize the real comprehensive screen, but there are still some problems. First, the camera, hidden under the screen, naturally affects the amount of light it gets in. Even though the AI’s algorithms can restore most of the color scene, they are more or less affected in terms of light control, resulting in distortion. Secondly, the under-screen camera requires the combination of hardware and software, which requires the joint research and development of the panel factory and the mobile phone manufacturer. As a result, the labor cost will increase, which will finally be imposed on consumers and increase the purchasing cost of consumers. Finally, there is the issue of privacy. The off-screen camera technology, which is difficult for users to detect if it is being used to violate their privacy, raises yet another risk for humans.

Technology advances all the time, and technological products are replaced with new ones, but there is never a perfect technological product. The off-screen camera seems to be a good idea at the moment, but the technology is not mature, and it still needs time to improve it. And most important of all, nature is the temperature of technology. No matter whether the off-screen camera can become a trend in the future, it is born for human beings. Naturally, it needs to be conducive to the progress of human beings and even human society to the greatest extent to be called a good technology or product.