Since last weeks, we have been seeing patents for the underground camera front module of almost all popular companies, including LG, Oppo, Huawei, etc. Following the path of Samsung with the in-display camera sensor patent, Apple registered its own technology patent as well.
The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has unveiled the new Apple patent for an in-display camera sensor. Apple's patent is slightly different from that of Samsung. In the Samsung patent, all sensors with the camera, such as the proximity sensor, the lighting sensor, etc. they are under the screen. In the Apple patent, only the camera sensor is under the screen, they have not mentioned any other sensor. We do not know how Apple plans to incorporate other sensors under the screen yet.
The patent itself is very detailed and detailed. Explain everything, with references to patents that go back to January 2012. The patent is not exclusive to the iPhone. It mentions all types of devices, which means that if this technology becomes true, other devices such as MacBooks and iPads could also enjoy it.
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The patent shows a hole in the upper right corner of the screen, for a camera. The camera module will be located beneath the cover glass. The patent also covers the construction plan. It is also revealed in the patent that the cover glass, which is the real screen of the phone, will consist of the DVTS technology of Corning, which is a kind of aluminum silicate glass. This type of glass is very resistant, more resistant than the current Gorilla glass technology. With Apple investing a lot of money in Corning's R & D department, it is very plausible to say that we can first see this screen implemented on a device with iPhone.
According to many analysts, this underground camera technology is still in the child stage. The screen on the top of the camera blocks a large amount of light that happens, which makes it very complicated. Even so, it is great to see that companies are looking to introduce new technologies. If this becomes true, we will see smartphones with a 100% full-screen ratio and no motorized discomfort in no time. The patent also contains a flowchart, which describes the entire process.
In the patent, Apple details that electronic devices, especially smart phones, have a layered structure. If Apple manages to have a crystal overlay of the screen that can be transparent, this type of technology is realistically possible. We'll see what Apple has in stock for us next year, with the next iPhones 2019. Until then, all we can do is wait.