Although Google Pixel smartphones will only be released in a limited country, Google's mobile phone has attracted many people's interest. The cheaper Pixel 6a seems to be launched in the first half of 2022. Over the years, Google has used different types of front cameras, and the nearest model uses a punched camera. According to a new published patent, this US search engine giant is busy with the screen of the screen.
On August 31, 2021, Google Co., Ltd. submitted a & quot in the USPTO (US Patent and Trademark Office); the display configuration of mobile computing equipment & quot; This 16-page file is announced on December 16, 2021.
This file describes the need to create a larger screen area without increasing your phone size. To create a comprehensive screen experience, other components such as self-portraits must be placed elsewhere, the solution is found in the camera under the panel.
The various examples of this new screen camera have appeared: ZTE AXON 30, Xiaomi Mix 4 and Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3, these are on the screen to place the front camera, Google seems to see the prospect of this technology. .
This is not the first time we wrote the patent of the camera of Google Pixel smartphones. In May of this year, this American manufacturer also recorded this. However, this technology is different.
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Previous patent uses a sub-display and a prism, the new method seems to be more cost effective, it is based on a glowing display, there is a small non-light-emitting portion at the camera level, which allows sufficient light to fall Camera.
One or more front cameras are placed under the OLED screen, a light sensor and an optional other sensor and / or a flash, as shown, the camera is located in the upper right corner. The upper left corner is the light sensor.
Where the front camera is placed, the display allows the light to pass to shoot a better quality photo. The fingerprint sensor will be placed under the screen, and the display portion will also illuminate, just like the current Google smartphone.
The patent does not mention the facial unlocking function. The nearest Pixel model has no facial recognition technology. After the border of Pixel 5 disappears, the function is abandoned, and the fingerprint sensor in the display is considered a safer selection.
It is also worth noting that Google's patented technology is invented by Sangmoo Choi. Choi has worked in Google for 3 and a half years, where he served as a senior position, a staff member showing hardware engineers. Prior to this, he served as a chief engineer in Samsung Monitor for more than 14 years. According to his LinkedIn information, his role is & quot; AMOLED new technology development team leader & quot ;.
Sangmoo Choi is now bringing his knowledge gained in the Samsung's career to Google. The relationship with Samsung has not been ignored by the reviewer of the Patent Office. His comments mentioned that Samsung Electronics was approved in 2017. On this basis, some of the claims in the file are adjusted / deleted, and then the patent is announced.
Google's techniques are roughly similar to those used by mobile phones with a screen camera, such as Samsung Z Fold 3. A disadvantage is that the camera still visible, Google's document does not seem to provide this solution.
Whether this technology has developed to the GOOGLE PIXEL 7 series, these products are expected to be available in October 2022. Of course, we have to wait patiently for a year until Pixel 8 appears, this is not imaginable.
Next year, at least in the first half of 2022, many smartphones seem to be equipped with punched camera such as Samsung Galaxy S22 series, millet 12 series, one plus 10 Pro and OPPO Find X5 series. Even iPhone 14 Pro may also get a punch screen for the first time, not Liu Haiping.
Despite this, many smartphone manufacturers seem to see the future of the screen to provide full-screen experience. Some manufacturers have implemented this by integrating pop-up cameras, but this form of self-photographing image is significantly reduced in the past year, because the movable components will make the camera system too fragile.
Manufacturers seem to have a solution sooner or later so that the image quality of the display screen camera is quite equivalent to the current punch camera system. Since then, this camera technology will become a new trend.