Samsung's first under display camera will debut on a laptop, not a smartphone
Under display camera technology has been heralded as the solution to notches and hole cut outs in smartphone displays. With Chinese OEMs first to market with the technology, all eyes have been on Samsung with expectations high that it will introduce the technology on the Galaxy Z Fold3 later this year. In something of a surprise, Samsung has just teased that the first devices with under-display camera tech from the company will be in laptops.
Samsung Display has launched a teaser for what it is calling the Samsung Blade Bezel. This display panel delivers an ultra-thin bezel, thanks in part to the introduction of what it calls the UPC, or under panel camera. Compared to a conventional laptop panel which has a screen to body ratio of 85 percent, Samsung claims that its new OLED panel increases this to 93 percent. This is a substantial gain and will undoubtedly help create a more immersive user experience.
Samsung’s new panel is also 50 percent thinner than conventional panels at a mere 1 mm thick. Where typical panels weigh in at around 180 grams, the new Samsung panel reduces this to just 130 grams. This is clearly great news for lovers of thin and light laptops. Although the display technology is available to other OEMs, it is only natural to expect that it will appear in Samsung laptop first -- the only question is which one. It’s an exciting development and we look forward to testing it out.