The Mi company posted on its social media channels that it found a solution to make the front camera “disappear”. This will likely end the trend of notches and elevating cameras. According to Xiaomi, the company patented a way to make the display transparent without reflecting light in any way. Because when the screen is completely black the diodes will be off. The company says it can implement a proper 20 MP selfie shooter with the 5P lens under the panel. But the OLED itself also acts like a plastic layer.
— Xiaomi #5GIsHere (@Xiaomi) June 3, 2019
The benefits of having a selfie camera under the screen are obvious. The new solution will allow notch-less phone designs without any mechanical parts for cameras. At this moment, we are not sure if the under-display technology is ready for mass release. But the way tech companies are working on it, it would probably arrive by next year.