After OPPO exposing the new under-display camera technology, it’s now Xiaomi’s turn. Xiaomi’s president ‘Lin Bin’ announced the Xiaomi Mi 9 under-screen camera version on Weibo. Xiaomi officially calls it: “hidden camera screen.” He also shares a video of the Xiaomi Mi 9 under-screen camera version and says that it was recorded in May.
In the video, we can see that this version uses the under-screen camera technology to ensure that there is no gap in the screen and no lifting structure.
According to Xiaomi’s official Weibo account, Xiaomi’s new under-screen camera technology may be the final version of the current comprehensive screen solution. Unlike the solution announced by OPPO’s Vice President ‘Shen Yiren’ that OPPO’s screen camera solution is based on a curved screen, this Mi 9 version uses the under-screen camera technology on OLED screen.
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Xiaomi officially said that the cathode and anode panels of the screen in the camera area are transparent, which ensures that the light can be received by the components of the camera.
A utility model patent applied for by Xiaomi appeared on the State Intellectual Property Office. The application time was November 7, 2018, and was recently discovered by the IPO. Here’s the description of the patent:
The present disclosure is directed to an electronic device that includes a screen assembly, a drive assembly, and at least one photosensitive function. Providing the first display portion and the second display portion for the screen component of the electronic device such that the second display portion and the photosensitive function portion under the first display part are driven to alternately fit the light transmitting portion on the first display part.
Then the second display portion is engaged with the light transmitting portion of the first display. The photosensitive function section is hidden under the first display section, and the screen assembly achieves a full-screen effect, which improves the screen coverage of the electronic device. When the photosensitive function member is matched with the light transmitting portion of the first display section, the photosensitive function part can achieve a corresponding photosensitive function through the light transmitting portion.
Since the movement of the second display segment and the photosensitive function segment is completed under the first display portion, the surface enhances the aesthetics and operation convenience of the electronic device during use.
Let’s see how effectively Xiaomi Mi 9 Under-Screen Camera Version works.
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