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Xiaomi says smartphones with cameras under the screen are far from becoming reality

Xiaomi says smartphones with cameras under the screen are far from becoming reality

One of the most talked about technologies during the second half of 2019 is expected by users the arrival of smartphones free of notches and holes in the screens.

I'm even talking about the front cameras under the smartphone screen. Although some prototypes have already been introduced, we are still far from seeing them on the market.

Although manufacturers like Asus and Samsung, in addition to Xiaomi themselves, have created solutions that deliver smartphones practically borderless, with flip and pop-up cameras.

Now, Xiaomi Vice President Lu Weibing, we will not see a smartphone with a front camera built into the screen on the market anytime soon. This is because there are some technical challenges that need to be overcome before this happens.

Xiaomi VP says frontal cameras under the screen can take time to become realityXiaomi VP says frontal cameras under the screen can take time to become reality

Many have already declared that the results obtained by these cameras are far from current market standards. However, few have explained what really contributes to this.

To demystify this problem, the vice president of Xiaomi says that there are two main setbacks inherent in this type of camera. First, there is the pixel density that today's screens have.

According to Lu Weibing, a high pixel rate per inch prevents enough light from reaching the sensor. The more pixels a screen has, the more difficult it is for the light to reach the sensor, which leads us to the second revs.

In view of the insufficient light reaching the sensor, the quality of the captured images is far from reaching that of current cameras. Therefore, adopting this technology as today would be a setback for the selfies market.

Until this type of camera hits the market, researchers will have to find a way to pass the light through the pixels of the screens. Only when this problem is resolved will we begin to see this technology on the shelves.

We don't know when that might happen. It may take months or years for a solution to these problems to be found.

Until then, you should consider the following. Do you prefer a smartphone with impeccable aesthetics or that your selfies have good quality? Perhaps thinking like this whenever a new smartphone is presented, it will be easy to overcome the absence of a camera under the screen.

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