Apple fans and tech geeks have spent months investigating all suspected iPhone 13 leaks and snooping on Apple’s iPhone 12 follow-up. One of the biggest questions that comes to their mind is whether the iPhone 13 will remove Apple’s trademark notch.
By mark jaction
Since Apple announced the notch on the 2017 iPhone X, other Android smartphones have used methods such as water drop notches, punched holes, and thick bezels to embed and hide selfie cams. But the Apple iPhone notch, for better or for worse, has been consistent for four generations.
What is the possible solution? An under-display selfie cam that takes pictures through the panel glass without occupying screen space, as seen in the ZTE Axon 20 5G.But that selfie overwhelms our reviewers, and it’s unclear if there really is a technology that makes the underdisplay sensor work. Ready For flagship phones.
We saw some iPhone 13 design leaks in 2021, but I think we can safely predict what will happen with the iPhone 13’s notch and its selfie camera. Anyone who expects an innovative overhaul should be prepared to be disappointed.
The notch gets narrower, but the notch still
If many of the iPhone 13 leaks we’ve found prove to be accurate, the only new in-screen technology will be the in-screen fingerprint sensor that returns Touch ID to the iPhone. Everything we see suggests that the notch is back.
This is not necessarily surprising. From some reputable sources, I’ve heard that the 2021 iPhone could actually be called the iPhone 12S, and Apple engineers don’t treat it as a complete upgrade to the 12. Therefore, it is fair. The new phone assumes no major design changes, no matter what it is called.
Still, Apple believes the iPhone 13 / 12S will be smaller than ever.
As early as December 2020, I learned that Apple plans to shrink the notch by condensing the selfie camera chip to save space. Several other leakers confirmed this theory, and by April, leaked renderings and dummy units had begun to show shrinking notches.
Indeed, the iPhone 13 notch is still (probably) two-thirds the size of the current notch. However, there is still space for the notification icon on either side. Apple can allow you to add the actual battery percentage to your home screen again.
It had to be removed from iPhone X and above. Or just make the icon bigger. The ZTE Axon 20 5G (above) allows you to view embedded selfie cams even when light objects are visible on the screen.
When will Apple release under-display cameras?
With so many sources backing up each other, it’s almost certain that Apple’s next phone won’t have an in-screen camera.But I’m not sure if that will happen Called So, assuming the iPhone 13 will be available in 2022 instead of 2021, is the technology ready by then?
There are various rumors about this score. One of Apple’s analysts, Ming-Chi Kuo, suggested that the 2022 iPhone lineup may have punched holes. Kuo called them the iPhone 14s and suggested that the 14 Pro and Pro Max could get a cutout, while the 14 and 14 Mini bases would retain the reduced notch.
Apple could certainly follow this path, but it wouldn’t exactly apply to Apple’s “innovation” brand. Android phones have been using punchholes for years.
Kuo went on to say that the 2023 iPhone 15 (or whatever its name is) will display Face ID, which allows Apple to permanently erase the notch. But that’s still two generations away, and technology may still be in progress.
Another tale has Apple created a prototype iPhone 13 with thick bezels on all sides to disguise a selfie camera, eliminating the need for a notch, and the design isn’t ready until 2022. Insisted.
Frankly, this prototype sounds like an upgraded iPhone SE, but with a thick bezel and no notches. We like the SE as a low-priced phone, but it doesn’t look accurate. I don’t think the mainstream iPhone has this design.
Part of an industry trend
More and more smartphone companies are working on under-display cameras. There is one in the Xiaomi Mi Mix 4, and it will ship this year. 2021 Oppo and Vivo phones may also feature this technology. Even Samsung and Google are said to be working on under-display cameras, but the technology needs more time to work.
Google’s patent has shown an under-display design in which the rotating mirror can reflect either the self-cam sensor or the secondary display from a small window on the phone panel. However, it doesn’t show up on the Pixel 6 and may not show up until 2022 at the earliest.
As for Samsung, despite recent rumors that the Galaxy S22 has an under-display cam, another subsequent leak has made this camera design large enough for Samsung to match the expected S22 sales. Suggested that there is a problem in producing. More importantly, Samsung is not happy with the image quality according to the same source.
You may see a selfie camera embedded in the Galaxy Z Fold 3, which makes it a much more niche and expensive device. Samsung’s mainstream flagship may not appear at this rate until 2023.
There is no doubt that the under-display camera trend will occur. However, we are still waiting for evidence that these cameras can produce high quality photos and videos. And when compared to Android phone makers, Apple doesn’t seem to have made any progress on this technology.
Originally published at Texas news today