Oppo has just become the first company to show the public the first camera under the screen of a smartphone. The manufacturer revealed the details of the new technology at Mobile World Congress in Shanghai, but said it would only launch a device with these features "in the near future".
How does this technology work?
According to the brand, the screen uses a transparent material that works in conjunction with a redesigned pixel frame so that light enters the camera. The sensor must also be larger (and with a larger lens aperture) than in the front cameras we currently see on the market.
Oppo ensures that screen quality is not compromised and that the area reserved for the camera remains touch sensitive. However, in one of the photos taken by Engadget, the camera area is visible.