Almost all other Android devices, except Samsung, copied the iPhone Xs hack this year, while looking for ways to make all-screen phones without hacking. We have seen slider phones appearing where the self-camera can show up when needed and we have seen phones with a single camera module located on the back of the phone, along with a secondary display that you will use to take self-help and make video calls.
Samsung has recently revealed the Infinity O-screen as we look at the Galaxy S10 next year. The Korean Android provider also presented its first foldable phone, which is another way to increase the size of a smartphone without having a hack.
But all these hack screen options lose a big feature: The sophisticated Face ID camera that needs a lot of components to perform 3D scans on your face. Apple probably looks like placing all of these components below the screen, thus kapping without leaving the authentication feature. And it's a Chinese smartphone maker that also works with a folding handset.
The news comes from the Dutch blog AndroidWorld who joined Oppo at a headquarters in Shenzhen, China. Oppo said that it works with a folding handset that can be revealed as early as February without revealing any details about it: "We know that Samsung and Sony are working on a folding phone," said Oppo Product Manager Chuck Wang told the blog. " You can also expect more news from OPPO, maybe at MWC. "
Wang also said that Oppo is looking to place the self-camera under the screen, with the technology expected to be completed by 2020. A familiar Samsung leaker said for a few days since the technology is not yet mature and offers the same estimate for phones with in-display cameras.
It is more interesting that Oppo also looks at the same with the dot projector and the IR scanner. Here's a reminder of where these
Placing the point projector and infrared sensor under the screen would be a huge breakthrough for smart lefthesign. When that happens, handsfree phone designs and Face ID support may be possible.