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Mi Mix 4 tipped to debut with an almost invisible under-display camera in a trade-off over image quality

An example of how the Mi Mix 4 could look. (Image source: Ice Universe)
An example of how the Mi Mix 4 could look. (Image source: Ice Universe)
According to a new report, Xiaomi has overcome the issues that ZTE experienced with making an under-display camera invisible to the naked eye. Supposedly, the technology will arrive in the Mi Mix 4, albeit possibly with hamstrung image quality.
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Under display cameras (UDC) or under-panel cameras (UPC) remain rare, but they are expected to feature in more flagship smartphones over the next year or two. The ZTE Axon 20 5G failed to impress with its UPC, which suffered from software issues and poor image quality. ZTE claims to have addressed some of these issues with the Axon 30 5G, which goes on sale in China from tomorrow.

Samsung and Xiaomi are expected to jump on the UPC bandwagon, too. Based on leaks, Samsung will adopt UPC technology with the Galaxy Z Fold 3, due in August. According to Ice Universe, Xiaomi could bring its first UPC to market in the Mi Mix 4, which is also supposedly due before the end of the year.

The renowned leaker adds that it will be difficult to make out the UPC in the Mi Mix 4, unlike the one in the Axon 20 5G. However, they have hinted that trade-offs between image quality and UPC visibility remain. Xiaomi is thought to have equipped the Mi Mix 4 with a Snapdragon 888+ SoC too, along with a 1080p display. The upcoming flagship could support up to 80 W wireless charging, also.

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Alex Alderson, 2021-07- 8 (Update: 2021-07- 8)