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Google Pixel 7 concept mapping appears for the first time equipped with under-display a camera and sensor



Although Google Pixel smartphones will only be released in a limited number of countries, Google’s mobile phones have attracted the interest of many people. The cheaper Pixel 6a also seems to be launched in the first half of 2022. Over the years, Google has used different types of front-facing cameras, with the most recent models using a punch-hole camera. According to a newly published patent, the American search engine giant is busy developing an under-screen camera.

Google LLC filed a patent for “Display Configuration of Mobile Computing Devices” to the USPTO (the United States Patent and Trademark Office). The 16-page document was released on December 16, 2021. This document describes how to increase mobile phoneThe size of the case creates the need for a larger screen area. In order to create a comprehensive screen experience, other components such as the selfie lens must be placed elsewhere, and the solution is found in the camera under the panel. Various examples of this new type of under-screen camera have appeared: ZTE Axon 30, MilletMIX 4, and Samsung galaxy Z Fold 3, these are phones with front cameras placed under the screen, and Google seems to see the promise of this technology. This is not the first time we have written a patent for the under-screen camera of a Google Pixel smartphone. In May of this year, the American manufacturer also recorded this. However, the technology used this time is different. picture/letsgodigital

The previous patent uses a secondary display and a prism. The new method seems to be more cost-effective. It is based on a luminous display with a small non-luminous part at the level of the camera, which allows enough light to fall on On the camera. One or more front cameras are placed on OLED Under the screen, a light sensor and optionally another sensor and/or a flash, as shown in the picture, the camera is located in the upper right corner. In the upper left corner is the light sensor. In the place where the front camera is placed, the display can let light through, so that better quality photos can be taken. The fingerprint sensor will be placed at the bottom of the screen, and the display part will also be illuminated, just like the current Google smartphone.

The patent does not mention the face unlock function, and recent Pixel models do not have facial recognition technology. This function was abandoned after the Pixel 5’s frame disappeared. The fingerprint sensor in the display is considered a safer choice. It is also worth noting that Google’s patented technology was invented by Sangmoo Choi. Choi has been working at Google for 3 and a half years, where he held a senior position as a staff display hardware engineer. Prior to this, he served as the chief engineer of Samsung Display for more than 14 years. According to his LinkedIn profile, his role was “the head of the AMOLED new technology development team.”Sangmoo Choi is now bringing to Google the knowledge he gained in display innovation during his career at Samsung. The relationship with Samsung has not been ignored by the examiner of the Patent Office. His comments mentioned that a patent filed by Samsung Electronics as early as 2017 used similar technology. On this basis, some claims in the document were adjusted/deleted, and the patent was published afterward.

The technology described by Google is roughly similar to that used in the current generation of phones with under-screen cameras, such as the Samsung Z Fold 3. The disadvantage is that the camera is still partially visible, and Google’s documentation does not seem to provide a solution in this regard. Whether this technology has developed enough to be applied to the Google Pixel 7 series remains to be seen, and these products are expected to be available around October 2022. Of course, we have to wait patiently for another year until the Pixel 8 appears, which is not unimaginable. Next year, at least in the first half of 2022, it seems that many smartphones will still be equipped with punch-hole cameras such as Samsung Galaxy S22 series, Xiaomi 12 series, OnePlus10 Pro, and OPPO Top models such as Find X5 series. Even iPhone The 14 Pro may also get a perforated screen for the first time instead of Liu Haiping.

Nevertheless, many smartphone manufacturers seem to see the future of under-screen cameras in order to provide a full-screen experience. Some manufacturers have achieved this by integrating pop-up cameras, but the use of this form of selfie camera has decreased significantly in the past year because moving parts make the camera system too fragile. It seems that sooner or later manufacturers will find a solution to make the image quality of the camera under the display at least equivalent to the current punch-hole camera system. From then on, this camera technology will become a new trend. Download the official patent document of the camera under the display of the Google Pixel smartphone: https://nl.letsgodigital.org/uploads/2022/01/google-pixel-smartphone-display.pdf