Visionox claims its under-display camera panels are the first of their kind to make it to mass production
Visionox has announced that it can bring a certain amount of speculation as to the future of smartphone technology to fruition soon. This may be done through this company's new InV See product, a type of display panel in which 1 dedicated square of pixels can become transparent. This may deliver a next-gen spec on perhaps every OEM's wish-list: the under-display selfie camera.
This technology may directly supplant the current trend for punch-hole selfie cameras, in which a circle of display material is carefully cut away in order to allow a front-facing sensor (or sensors) to be placed directly within the resulting panel. Visionox InV See, on the other hand, is reportedly based on specially-selected screen material of enhanced transparency.
The company has allegedly stated that it incorporates new organic and inorganic display-layers with this property. In fact, every layer of a given InV See screen may have been geared toward this function, its metallic base-layer included. The manufacturer has noted that this promotes conductivity in that part of the panel directly above the camera.
Visionox has done all this to promote the basic mechanism behind the ability to conceal the camera, which is to turn the overlying pixels in question "clear" in response to specific electrical changes. To this end, the panel specialists have also created an industry-first drive circuit and pixel-structure design. This may manage interference from the pixel drive circuit on the camera and promote the function of the area to become transparent.
These changes are enacted with the help of the software of a given mobile device. This aspect of the new technology would thus be in the hands of the OEMs who may wish to feature it in their upcoming devices. However, Visionox has also reportedly noted that it is collaborating with a number of these companies so as to help them get the required controls within their respective UIs working.
Despite all this, Visionox did not mention when its new InV See panels will be available for supply to these customers. This leaves us to speculate as to which current phone will have a successor with an under-display camera.