South Korean Samsung Display is developing a technology that allows you to hide the Face ID sensor in future iPhones under the screen – this will help to avoid the use of cutouts and bangs in new generations of displays. At the same time, at the first stage, the technology will be available only in the Pro versions of the new iPhones.
While the iPhone 14 Pro models will have both a camera hole and a pill-shaped cutout for sensors, the iPhone 15 Pro will only have a camera hole, according to The Elec , citing industry sources. – the Face ID sensor will be hidden under the display, so it will not be visible to the naked eye – like, for example, the camera in the foldable Galaxy Z Fold 3.
It is known that in Fold 3 the pixel density in the area of the display that covers the camera is much lower than in the rest of the panel – due to this, light can fall on the camera sensor, but it still affects the quality of photos. It remains to be seen whether the under-screen Face ID sensor will be as effective and secure as the current version. Samsung Display is known to be collaborating with Canada’s OTI Lumionics to develop the technology.
In a Korean-language version of the news, The Elec reports that Samsung intends to use the technology in the Galaxy Z Fold 5 first, with hidden-sensor iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max coming later.
The use of sub-screen Face ID is predicted for the iPhone not for the first time. As early as last year, well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that the company intends to use Face ID in a new format in at least one iPhone model in 2023, as well as expert Ross Young (Ross Young).