Invisible Phone Cameras Are Here

Invisible Phone Cameras Are Here


Over the weekend We just got a look at the first under display camera that we’ve seen in a functional or seemingly functional prototype and this was a video brought up by Oppo on their social media account but they have a front-facing camera that is hidden under the display. and then a few hours later Xiaomi another chinese company puts out a video with the same kind of technology and this video quality’s a little bit better They’re showcasing a device that looks very much like a mi 9 but it also has a fully functioning front-facing selfie camera And it’s crazy. like this is technology that we’ve been seeking or the phone manufacturing world has been seeking for the past little while we started off with the phone with a notch the essential phone and then the iPhone had a notch and then every Android phone start to have notches And then we started to get phones this year with things that aren’t notches but aren’t really like, you know This isn’t the final form that we’re looking for. We have pop-up cameras. We have flip up cameras. We have devices that are trying to circumvent the whole notch and punch hole technology. But the reality is that they’re all trying to achieve a completely natural bezzel-less flip up camera list device and that’s what these prototypes are showing now from what I understand the way that they’re achieving this is that they’re turning off the pixels right in front of the camera sensors so on a regular OLED display It’s just a bunch of diodes that are being lit and when they turn off Particular diodes and you can turn off individually ones on an OLED panel when you turn off a set of diodes Whatever’s behind it now has a less obstructed line-of-sight So if you look at this still from the xiaomi video you can still see that the camera with this under display sensor Still has a camera visible on that prototype. It’s subtle, but it’s there It’s not as evident as the regular mean and that’s beside it But it’s definitely there So they’ve turned off the diodes in that region which allows the camera to be able to shoot through it But the problem is that that area that’s been turned off is not optically transparent It’s translucent we can obviously see through it to some degree But it’s not a super clean image and that’s the problem that all these manufacturers are facing right now. anyone who’s chasing this under display sensor, under display camera has to figure out how to clean up that image because when you shoot through those diodes Even if they’re off it’s not clean and they’re going to need software or some kind of algorithm to clean up that image as best as they can and maybe they can use maybe two cameras so that you have basically two data points to work with and then they be able to combine that. I’m not exactly sure what the techniques are that they could use for this but that is the problem they’re facing right now. How do we clean up that image? So that it is acceptable in today’s Selfie camera market And keep in mind that these guys aren’t first, right. Samsung’s been working on this technology for quite a while now Even in 2018 there were showing slides of how they were working on some under display sensors and in earlier this year They showed like their whole infinity display lineup with the new infinity being the one that’s the end goal But it’s super interesting to me that these two Chinese companies out of nowhere showcase this technology in a fully functioning prototype. So for me, like I’m not someone that uses selfie cameras very often So I’d be very willing to eat image quality on my front-facing camera for that technology today Obviously, they’re probably not going to do that Like they want to get a front-facing image that’s comparable to a regular front-facing selfie camera, right? Obviously that’s what most people are going for. But I think for a lot of people myself included would just eat crap front-facing image quality for that technology today I mean, I’m willing to put up with the terrible camera on a 12-inch MacBook That’s like a 480p camera that looks like garbage but whoever brings that technology to the market first like whoever does it, is gonna have a banger because it resolved things like having moving parts and having reduced water resistance ratings and stuff like that having a under display camera sensor is like…. It’s the dream. Okay, that basically wraps it up. I think this technology is cool I’m really glad that we were able to see something this early on. I did not expect it. It’s crazy that This went from a neat idea to a seemingly functional prototype in a very short period of time. And that’s really cool Obviously, there’s a lot more work to be done. But I like what I see. Okay. Hope you guys enjoyed this video Thumbs if you liked it
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100 Comments

  • Dave Lee

    June 3, 2019

    Do you think this tech will hit mainstream phones in 2019? 2020? Is the invisible camera cool??

    Reply
  • keithbenefit

    June 14, 2019

    The idea is great. Another thing to point out about selfies is the eyes, if this under display camera could be put in the center of the phone (or close) , video calls will looks so much better.

    Reply
  • STAR lord

    June 14, 2019

    FBI : Heavy Breathing

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  • John Doe

    June 14, 2019

    What if smaller versions already exist and are installed in every laptop/tv so the NSA can watch you… lol

    I wonder if tech 10 years from now is actually out today but organizations control how quickly technology is released o.O

    Reply
  • John Doe

    June 14, 2019

    >Camera under screen developed.

    Government Surveilance Level 100

    Srs tho, what if NSA had major TV/monitor manufacturers sneak improved versions of these so they could visually monitor 99% of homes. George Orwell's 1984 getting more and more plausible each day 😮

    Reply
  • Ben Shafik

    June 14, 2019

    Full slim ?

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  • Bessie Hillum

    June 14, 2019

    OR, why not just get rid of the front facing camera so the government can't see my face all day in high definition !

    Reply
  • LinusFoamTips

    June 14, 2019

    Hmm… don't like that

    Reply
  • LinusFoamTips

    June 14, 2019

    In the near future we won't be able to block or disable the cameras in our own devices

    Reply
  • L1ghTN1nG

    June 15, 2019

    3019
    Apple: here is our motorized front camera!

    But for sure they're dead

    Reply
  • Star Worshiper

    June 15, 2019

    Donald Trump: Ok, Xiaomi and OPPO are to be banned. Americans cheering: we invented 5G, we invented under screen camera phone. Huawei: How can they "invented something" they don't have?

    Reply
  • Edwin B.

    June 15, 2019

    FUCK YEAH !!!!! this is ALMOST what we've all been waiting for……… now just have to wait for Samsung start production on them, so it can make it to the states

    Reply
  • BlueMoon Nest

    June 16, 2019

    soon enough phones will become only a black brick

    Reply
  • UrAvgGamer

    June 16, 2019

    man i dont care about any of this just make a phone with some symmetry in mind like PLEASE !

    Reply
  • Neo Matrix

    June 16, 2019

    I could quite happily use a phone without a front camera.

    Reply
  • Keeba Atari

    June 16, 2019

    what is this feeling i’m getting

    ah nvm it’s just paranoia

    Reply
  • claud rapoza

    June 17, 2019

    dont mind the pop out camera, dont use it much anyway

    Reply
  • Peter Arnold

    June 17, 2019

    Shooting through the OLED pixels would-be like shooting a photo through a dirty window. Like you said, if they can create an algorithm to cancel out the OLED pixels, they're on a winner.

    Reply
  • stanislavtihohod

    June 17, 2019

    Why people so desperately need cameras in their smartpones? Especially the frontal one. I would prefer a pure rectangle screen thousands times more to the frontal camera. I have four stupid cameras in my new Xiaomi but do not use them at all. I am not a photographer and not sixteen years old to make selphies in front of Taj-Mahal. These cameras are simply dead weight to me. Give me a smartphone without cameras for one dollar cheaper and I will be happy. Ok, left a single camera on smarphone's back for the rare case of the first contact with Aliens and for my car's insurer.

    Reply
  • OmerM92

    June 17, 2019

    20 years from now it will be so fun to watch this!

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  • doesnt matter

    June 18, 2019

    Such a hassle, all because people don't want a tiny notch lol…

    Reply
  • Diganta Barman

    June 18, 2019

    i m willing to sacrifice some selfie image quality for a truly bezel-less screen

    Reply
  • komma jason

    June 20, 2019

    Xiami is Unique competitor of Apple Iphone.

    Reply
  • Eudritch Benjamin

    June 21, 2019

    At least it's betternthan the s10

    Reply
  • Steve Mano

    June 22, 2019

    Why people must take selfies?

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  • Nathaniel Wtf

    June 22, 2019

    Perfect for people who don’t care about selfie!

    Reply
  • De Ka

    June 23, 2019

    26 june 2019 Oppo under display camera in shanghai

    Reply
  • Hardianto Syukri

    June 23, 2019

    It's ok if the pic quality a bit low. I just need my front camera to do a video call not some fancy selfie pics of me to post on instagram.

    Reply
  • annekrye

    June 26, 2019

    It's cool tech but…I actually like the cameras that slide or flip up better for security reasons.

    Reply
  • appolospbvxr

    June 26, 2019

    Just get rid of the selfie camera, its just for narcissistic instagram types anyway.

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  • Nihad Nassar

    June 27, 2019

    As someone who video calls everyday i believe front facing cameras have a higher purpose than taking selfies.

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  • Pandoxity

    June 28, 2019

    Idk what to do I wanna get the s10+ but then the 1+70 pro is so cool with no notch but then all these videos about new phones without any of the motorized cameras and having a full display idk what to do

    Reply
  • A K

    June 28, 2019

    Shouldn't this be a version of the under screen fingerprint sensor?

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  • YANNICK LEVIN CHALLENGES

    June 29, 2019

    I know this idea is stupid and propably wont work but why do the phone manufacturers not use the screen it self as a lense by bending ore curving the whole screen ever so slightly because then the camera wouldn't focus the screen in the slightest… I think.

    Please correct my if you think I'm wrong ore know I'm.

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  • anonixe kaze

    June 29, 2019

    why dont they just put the camera in the center of the screen?

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  • Informative Media

    June 29, 2019

    Davee.. love to see you growing at such faster rate… What is the best strategy for us.. please suggest

    Reply
  • Willy Gaming

    June 30, 2019

    under screen camera + under screen finger print scanner + screen being speaker..

    Reply
  • HAWXLEADER

    July 1, 2019

    Seriously this is a missed opportunity!
    Why don't you put it in the middle of the screen so that video calls finally has eye contact?

    Reply
  • Mâx Šçî-fí Ťøŕêñţ

    July 3, 2019

    1984 in the most futuristic way you could imagine…
    Turn your mobile data off after using it… Don't leave it on Eva!

    Reply
  • Hari Babu Kanderi

    July 4, 2019

    Already ElePhone A7H launched this kind of under display camera model mobiles in China. Now phone is available in Chinese online market.

    Reply
  • Liviu Melioth

    July 7, 2019

    Throwing this idea out: Implement a low profile flash to shoot through the glass for improved selfie quality. Not one you could see, but one that's just powerful enough to make the transparency optimal. It could fire so fast the user shouldn't even be able to see it. Just be careful it doesn't glitch and neither gives epilepsy attacks. A small LED array at each side of the under display camera should be able to do the trick.

    Either that or see if a polarized material can be used for most of the pannels so when you shoot a light through it they become clearer. You could have some channels in there at microscopic level using the concept of glowing logos like in the ROG or RAZER phones.

    Reply
  • Athrish Panthati

    July 8, 2019

    Why's the comment section disabled on the videos of official Apple youtube channel. ??
    am i the only one who is not able to see those comments ???

    Reply
  • Mr Sir

    July 10, 2019

    You have swine flu. 🐖

    Reply
  • Basharat Khan

    July 11, 2019

    Sir please tell me Xiaomi model name

    Reply
  • Some Guy on the Interwebs

    July 12, 2019

    The thinness of microLED displays will make under display cameras a reality.

    Reply
  • b zee

    July 14, 2019

    China runs modern tech

    Reply
  • Joseph Green

    July 15, 2019

    Cant they just use the thin bezel to put the camera in it. Cant they use the display as the camera. Cant they just use an entire different concept its been ten years and were still using the same smart phone.

    Reply
  • O. L. C.

    July 15, 2019

    pop up camera sounds better for security… I hear there are apps that spy on users via access to camera and microphone…

    Reply
  • manifest 73

    July 16, 2019

    Not surprising the Chinese invented it first. China is the future.

    Reply
  • gokul balagopal

    July 16, 2019

    My A20 has notch just like this

    Reply
  • aby0ni

    July 16, 2019

    Apple will invent this in iphone 12

    Reply
  • datguyruff

    July 17, 2019

    Apple had a patent for this in 2004

    Reply
  • Fristleer Jandri Calapan

    July 18, 2019

    2050: Phones have screens extended to the backside

    Reply
  • Hello World

    July 19, 2019

    0:37 which phone is that?

    Reply
  • Roberto Tamborrini

    July 19, 2019

    Use Photochromic glass? Or smart glass

    Reply
  • EpikDisko

    July 19, 2019

    Its officially now harder to cover spy endlessly looking at your face

    Reply
  • David Kuriakose

    July 19, 2019

    👍🤩😘🥳😍 great technology

    Reply
  • itsme

    July 19, 2019

    In next s11 we may see this

    Reply
  • PINK

    July 19, 2019

    I don't like this idea. When the screen cracks and it's badly damaged, you're in bad luck.

    Reply
  • fmj 556

    July 20, 2019

    Chinese have spies that steal tech.

    Reply
  • Matt Mustang

    July 20, 2019

    How long until motels, hotels, bfs/gfs and so on start installing almost untraceable cameras behind the tv, mirror, etc. For blackmail, porn, money, and whatnot. Place your bet!! I say 2 to 5 years.

    Reply
  • Valdas V

    July 20, 2019

    I would take it too, used my selfie camera only like few times in 2 years, if I want a selfie I take mirror picture, or ask someone to take picture of me. I just dont like them at all, I want oneplus 7 pro, but sadly my mobile carrier doesnt have it 🙁

    Reply
  • The DodoBird

    July 20, 2019

    I feel like Google would excel in this technology because their software can fix the photo

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  • Bleach

    July 21, 2019

    Mine too my selfie camera is invisible….

    (*LOL ITS A MIRROR*)

    Reply
  • عباس ابن بغداد

    July 21, 2019

    گلولي اشترك بل قنا وفعل جرس ولايك واربح إكس بوكس ون أو العاب نت صدق لو لا بروح ابيك صدق إذا هاي اشترك

    Reply
  • عباس ابن بغداد

    July 21, 2019

    رجعلي خبر

    Reply
  • Ramim Raziul

    July 23, 2019

    OnePlus has left the chat

    Reply
  • Gilbert Brave

    July 23, 2019

    Let’s give this guy a name: Everything Chinese Phones

    Reply
  • Thomas Christopher White

    July 26, 2019

    Ok.. Imma hold off buying a new phone. Let's see where this goes in a few months.

    Reply
  • Sensei Yeet

    August 1, 2019

    I don't know about you, but I honestly don't need a selfie cam.

    Reply
  • Jerad Johnson

    August 2, 2019

    To be honest, I am not ready to give up quality for no notch… I would also miss Face ID on apple and Huawei

    Reply
  • Simply a innocent Bananananananananana

    August 3, 2019

    2040
    Be thin piece of paper That is a phone
    Or
    Neural phone implants

    Reply
  • David Kirkpatrick

    August 5, 2019

    Just add a bezel. Under screen cameras are a waste of time & money. Bezels look nice & are cool. Notches , punches & teardrops are just plain ugly. Phone makers can just add even sized bezels top & bottom & have all the cameras & sensors they want PLUS front facing speakers. Bezelless designs seem to just add cost with no value. Bring back the bezel.

    Reply
  • Armaan Saifi

    August 8, 2019

    Click bait video

    Reply
  • Kartik

    August 11, 2019

    I have been waiting for this phone since when notch display came and I hate notch and pop up camera. I knew it that it will definitely happen because I believe in technology. When I saw Samsung Note 10 video, I really loved that phone but I always wanted the camera hidden in the display. Now my dream comes true. So I'll buy the Samsung or Sony or One plus or Google whoever will release it first. ❤

    Reply
  • XeЯo

    August 11, 2019

    Samsung needs to do this for their next S line-up release for the S11, 11 plus, 11e and whatever else they release next year at the Unpacked event! Completely do away with the notch and do what they did with the fingerprint sensor, move it under the display so it's not so intrusive

    Reply
  • James Han

    August 12, 2019

    The only thing that keeps Chinese phones from killing their competitors is the cheap quality and poor QC

    Reply
  • sm ragib shahriar

    August 13, 2019

    this bitch can ser that what we do?please tell

    Reply
  • Abstragento 008

    August 18, 2019

    Stealth spying…dont Like it will get one where i can Block it?!

    Reply
  • Boe Dillard

    August 19, 2019

    Making the notch go away is great. Now can we do away with the easily breakable back – there are a ton of other materials than glass. WTF – transparent aluminum (Alon) is real – why can't we have it on our phones?

    Reply
  • christel ann

    August 21, 2019

    Ladies and Gentlemen, let's welcome the free publicity of apple company in the comment section

    Reply
  • Film Making with Siddharth Sai

    August 22, 2019

    This also tells us that cameras can be anywhere !!!! If we cant spot one in smartphone unless we go so close just imagine the rest.

    Reply
  • Meh meth

    August 22, 2019

    Apple is a type of company that won't copy others innovation, so the more other brand have a new innovation the more apple is left behind

    Reply
  • maybe zed

    August 22, 2019

    so I'm really proud of being a Chinese

    Reply
  • knight knight

    August 23, 2019

    better yet wait for the next iPhone that is all screen and without the notch, any bezel, i know apple is working on it, we have just to wait a little longer, to the apple fan out there , don't upgrade to the iPhone 2019, you will just waste your money.

    Reply
  • NWO 4LiFE

    August 24, 2019

    All this just so people can look at themselves while taking a fucking picture!! 😔

    Reply
  • zoe

    August 25, 2019

    Front facing speakers are dead, long live front facing speakers

    Reply
  • benjamim gukasyan

    August 29, 2019

    In my opinion, apple is going to use this technology in 2020 iphone
    and that is reason why they are going to remove one in display layer

    Reply
  • guy anello

    September 2, 2019

    Imo the dream would be under-display stereo speakers with normal volume and sound quality

    Reply
  • Elyesa Öz

    September 2, 2019

    Everyone hates apple but I like apple more then other phone company’s, I was thinking to get an Samsung phone but I still decided to buy an iPhone. Does everyone hate apple because it is just better and have more quality then other phones? Properly…

    Reply
  • Jrain Drawn

    September 3, 2019

    Xiaomi and Oppo: Introducing under screen cameras!

    Meanwhile at FBI headquarters:

    FBI: F**K! NOW THEY KNOW WHEN WE’RE WATCHING

    Reply
  • Mood Mechanic

    September 3, 2019

    Dude i thought about same 7 years ago.

    Reply
  • SomePerson47

    September 4, 2019

    Hey, pop up cameras are the best, and I don't know what can be better.

    Reply
  • joel jaison

    September 4, 2019

    Android beat apple to it ,now I can safely say that apple is the least innovative and laziest company in the market ryt now stupid notches

    Reply
  • Nithyanth Productions

    September 6, 2019

    Don't worry apple users. Your phone will be like this in 2025 or later.

    Reply
  • ABHISHEK V

    September 8, 2019

    Bro love your voice bro…it's so calming 👌👍

    Reply
  • Hameed Ullah Vlogs

    September 10, 2019

    When will see phone with under display camera tech phone

    Reply
  • ZLATENDAB

    September 10, 2019

    Apple- 30hz monitor for 2k dollars

    Reply
  • Video Games DONT CAUSE VIOLENCE

    September 10, 2019

    Now I can spy on my friends

    Reply
  • Barut Tech

    September 11, 2019

    in 5 years i havent used front facing camera once so make phones without selfie cameras

    Reply

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