Samsung Display is developing a new under-panel camera technology that Apple plans to use to hide Face ID under the display on next year’s “iPhone 15 Pro” models, according to The Elec.
The article adds that Samsung Display’s technology is expected to apply first to Samsung Electronics’ foldable phones launching next year, followed by the iPhone 15 Pro series.
The Elec also claims that the smartphone will have only a hole for the front camera, with Face ID appearing hidden under the display. Along the same lines, this week the tech giant was granted a patent — one of several it’s obtained — involving a Touch iD sensor under an iPhone screen.
Other rumors about the iPhone 15:
° Some models will sport OLED LTOP displays. LTPO technology allows for a 120Hz variable refresh rate on the screen.
° Some models will pack a periscope lens with a 5x optical zoom. Periscope lenses allow for greater optical zoom by bouncing light inside the phone off a mirror before passing it through another smaller lens which can be moved closer and further away from the sensor, amplifying the light even more.