Companies have long been struggling to remove the front-camera to provide a notch-less design to the users. We have seen companies like Asus, Oppo, Vivo, Xiaomi, and many others adopting pop-up cameras to provide a notch-free experience. While the pop-up mechanism did the work but was not adopted well by the masses as it was not very practical in day to day to use. Also, pop-mechanism is mechanical which may incur wear and tear in the long run. The mechanism also cost smartphone manufacturers a lot.
There have been multiple prototypes for under-screen camera tech from companies like Xiaomi, Oppo, Vivo, and few others. Last month, ZTE was the first to launch a smartphone for the public with under-screen camera tech, the ZTE Axon 20 5G.
Now the latest news comes from Realme, which is planning to launch a smartphone with under-screen camera tech. Realme VP Xu Qi Chase posted an image of a smartphone on Weibo that has no notch or a punch hole for the selfie camera, and he clarified in the post's comments that the device doesn't come with a pop-up mechanism either, meaning it is using under-display camera tech.
Chase didn't reveal any other details of this smartphone and it's unclear when exactly Realme will launch it, but it could be the Chinese phone maker's next flagship. President of Global Marketing Xu Qi also recently confirmed that the company is working on a new flagship smartphone, which is likely to be powered by the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 875 chipset.
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