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Xiaomi Releases 3rd Generation Under-Display Camera Technology

Today, Xiaomi officially announces the 3rd generation under-display camera technology.  The technology will officially mass produce Xiaomi smartphones in 2021 . Previously, Xiaomi also released the first mass-produced 120W graphene-based lithium battery in Xiaomi Mi 10 Extreme Commemorative Edition.

Under-Display Camera vs Traditional Camera – What’s the Advantage of Xiaomi’s 3rd Generation Under-Display Camera Technology?

1. A Complete Bezel-less Display with No Notch

According to Xiaomi, the new 3rd Generation Under-Display camera technology can well hide the front camera under the screen without affecting the flawless full-screen dispaly effect. This means that without the visual obstacles of punch-hole and water droplet notches, we will be seeing the perfect full-screen display.

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2. More Space Saved, Reduced Phone Weight

With the use of under-display camera, we will be saying goodbye to those motorized camera mechanism and traditional front cameras which compromises the phone thickness and weight. Xiaomi’s 3rd generation under-display camera occupies less space than the traditional or motorized ones.

Will Under-Display Camera Performance Reduce In Comparison To The Traditional Camera?

Compared with the previous two-generation solutions, the 3rd generation under-display camera greatly improves the display effect of the camera area through the self-developed pixel arrangement, Moreover, at the same time, through the optimization of the camera algorithm, it brings the same selfie performance as the conventional front camera. 

Xiaomi’s third-generation under-display camera technology adopts a new self-developed pixel arrangement, allowing the screen to transmit light through the sub-pixel gap area, so that each unit pixel still retains a complete RGB sub-pixel display without sacrificing pixel density.

Therefore, compared with the common solutions on the market, the display area of ​​the Xiaomi third-generation under-display camera has doubled the number of horizontal and vertical pixels,  achieving the same pixel density as the normal display area , and the full display of point-to-point pixel. It achieves the same brightness, color gamut and color accuracy as the traditional camera.

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On the basis of the new pixel arrangement design, Xiaomi’s 3rd generation under-display camera also adopts a special circuit design to hide more components under the RGB sub-pixels to further increase the light transmittance of the under-display camera area. Combined with Xiaomi’s self-developed camera optimization algorithm, the camera performance of the normal display is not transparent and comes with a filter, so that the camera under the display achieves almost the same imaging performance as the conventional front camera.

Xiaomi 3rd Gen Under-Screen Camera Technology vs Traditional Camera

It can be said that Xiaomi’s 3rd generation under-display camera is currently the most perfect under-display camera design. According to Xiaomi’s plan, this technology will be officially mass-produced next year.

Recently, ZTE AXON 20 5G is also expected to release with an under-display camera design. Moreover, we have also seen OPPO testing the under-display camera, a year back.

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