Everything seems to indicate that the iPhone 11 will be a kind of hybrid between the current ones and those that will arrive from 2020. It should be remembered that everything leaked to date, suggests that Apple will continue to maintain the “notch” in the form of eyebrow that saw Light for the first time on the iPhone X two years ago. This positions Cupertino’s one step below in terms of all-screen designs that some manufacturers already offer. However Apple already has the solution under its sleeve to present an iPhone without “notch” or holes in the screen.
The iPhone 11 that will be presented soon, are attracting a lot of attention mainly from the back. That is, we know that it will have a huge camera module where it will house several sensors. But very little attention is being given to the front, where it seems that Apple will again show a large “notch” in the form of an eyebrow, already defenestrated by most manufacturers in post an all-screen experience, either with “notch” Tiny, pop-up selfie cameras or holes in the screen.
Technology under the screen
But now and as usual, a patent has uncovered Apple’s plans to make the iPhone begin to be in line with the current design trend. The registration carried out by Apple at the US patent office details a “screen with windows that transmit light.” Although there are not many technical details in this regard, Apple indicates that the screen will have a thin film circuit in the substrate, under which the components including cameras and light or proximity sensors would be found. The patent also indicates that the space between the pixels it will act as “light transmission windows” since the camera sensor must be able to capture enough light when it is hidden under the panel. Apple would conceal its front camera by using what they have called cathode layers, shadow masks or laser processing.
This sounds to us
This technology is similar to what Oppo presented at the end of June. That is, integrate a camera in the mobile panel and its presence is not perceived. The technology that Oppo showed in a functional model has algorithms that can increase the sharpness, in addition to a new HDR system that will balance the exposure. In this way the sensor should be able to capture enough light to eliminate dark tones and the image processing system will work to deliver clear results. Oppo plans to launch the first commercial model with this technology in 2020 and iPhone is expected to do the same, being common in all its models from 2021.