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The Samsung Galaxy S21 might disappoint with no under-display camera, says display supply chain analyst

The upcoming Samsung Galaxy S21 might retain a punch-hole camera (Image source:
The upcoming Samsung Galaxy S21 might retain a punch-hole camera (Image source:
A consultant at DSCC claimed that the Samsung Galaxy S21 will not be featuring an under-display camera, likely due to poor yields and possible compromises in terms of image quality. This could upset hopes of an “all display” Samsung flagship this year.
Arjun Krishna Lal,

Ross Young, a consultant at DSCC (Display Supply Chain Consultants) claimed recently that the Samsung Galaxy S21 will not feature an under-display camera. This would mean that we’re likely looking at one more generation of Samsung flagships with punch-hole displays. 

There are a number of possible reasons as to why Samsung might be taking a pass on under-display cameras this generation. For starters, OPPO has gone on record saying that first-generation implementations of the technology will likely feature poor image quality.

If Samsung’s under-display tech offers noticeably worse performance than the Galaxy S20’s front camera, the manufacturer might not feel comfortable incorporating it into the Galaxy S21. Moreover, further reports indicate that low yields afflict the current under-display camera supply chain. While this might not be an issue with niche brands, Samsung might not be able to meet demand for its flagship device if yields aren’t where they ought to be. 

While this year’s Samsung Galaxy S21 might not be getting an under-display camera, we expect the tech to appear in the 2021’s Galaxy S22.

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Arjun Krishna Lal, 2020-08- 5 (Update: 2020-08- 5)
Arjun Krishna Lal
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I've had a passion for PC gaming since 1996, when I watched my dad score frags in Quake as a 1 year-old. I've gone on to become a Penguin-published author and tech journalist. When I'm not traveling the world, gathering stories for my next book, you can find me tinkering with my PC.