The Galaxy S8 and iPhone X introduced us to the first popular all-screen smartphones in 2017. However, these devices were hardly perfect. The S8 had big top and bottom bezels, and the iPhone X had a wide notch on the top of the display. The iPhone X was then copied by almost every company in the business within the first half of 2018 until smartphone makers began arising with new designs of their own to increase the size of the display. We noticed all-screen smartphones with pop-up cameras, slider phones, as well as devices with front and rear selfie camera. Samsung, which stayed away from copying the notch last year, came out with the Infinity-O hole-punch display for the Galaxy S10.
All these designs are temporary solutions until display makers could make screens that can go transparent to accommodate a camera underneath. And because it turns out, the world’s first perfect all-screen smartphone is coming a lot sooner than we expected.
Oppo isn’t the only firm developing under-display cameras. Xiaomi, as I mentioned, can also be researching the technology, as are the corporate’s biggest rivals, including Apple and Samsung. It’s unclear what display vendors have been working with Oppo and Xiaomi on these novel screens.
The smartphone in the picture appears lots like a Galaxy S10 without the hole-punch display. Or like the OnePlus 7 Pro without the pop-up selfie. That’s probably what the first Oppo smartphone with an under-display camera will look like once it’s finalized. In the meantime, Apple’s iPhone 11 phones could have notch just like their predecessors. Samsung will stick with hole-punch screens for the Galaxy Note 10, and Google will adorn its Pixel 4 phones with a full top bezel.