Apple’s iPhone 15 Pro devices are now rumored to be getting an under-display Face ID system courtesy of new research being carried out by Samsung Display.
According to a new report by The Elec, Samsung is now working on a new technology that would allow camera technology to be placed beneath the display. While the technology is likely to only be available on Apple’s Pro models to begin with, it’s just as likely that it would eventually be used by all iPhones introduced beyond 2023.
Apple’s iPhone 14 Pro devices are already expected to ditch the notch in favor of a new pill+hole-punch design, the two cutouts will still be required for Face ID to function. Samsung’s new technology would allow Face ID to continue to work without being visible to people looking at the screen.
The report says that Samsung will likely use the technology on its own foldable devices this year. In fact, a version is already being used today.
Under panel Face ID will hide the sensor when it is not in use. This works in essence exactly like the under panel camera, or UPC, technology that Samsung Display has applied to the panels of the Galaxy Z Fold 3 that launched last year.
Apple has been rumored to want to put Face ID into a display before, although we haven’t known exactly when that would happen. The idea of it being possible by next year isn’t far fetched at all, especially if Samsung is already doing something similar with its own phones.
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