The Fold 2 was the last of Samsung's 2020 smartphones, and now that it's out of the way, all eyes are on the Galaxy S21 which may see a huge departure from the standard fare we expect to see in our devices if the latest rumours are true.
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Samsung Display's under-screen camera solution is much ahead of other solutions, and Samsung mobile phones have stricter requirements for under-screen camera effects than other brands. When the two meet, the under-screen camera of the Galaxy S21 is in Schrodinger's cat state.September 11, 2020
Competitors like Xiaomi have been beavering away on this technology for a while, and earlier this week, we saw a demo model of the company's Mi 10 Ultra touting an under-screen camera.
Xiaomi seems confident that the tech is almost consumer-ready, but it looks like it's going to have some stiff competition from Samsung; in his tweet, Ice Universe says that Samsung has "stricter requirements" for its under-display camera tech compared to other brands, and that it's significantly further along in its efforts.
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If that's the case, the Galaxy S21 could be another first for Samsung if it can get the under-display camera to a state where it's ready for mass production. The Korean tech giant was the first to launch a foldable smartphone to the masses, but in its haste, key factors were overlooked that lead to an eventual re-release of the botched original.
It sounds like it won't be making the same mistake twice, especially if it's been honing the technology for a while, which is what the tweet seems to suggest. We expect the S21 to make a March 2021 debut, and as we get closer to that window, the leaks will come thick and fast, hopefully painting a clearer picture of what it has in store.
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