Tech pundits are of the view that under-display selfie camera technology will finally become mainstream next year and while the prediction might become reality, Samsung is not ready to use the technology on its upcoming flagship series, the Galaxy S21, or whatever the company ends up calling it, according to a report published by South Korean news outlet The Elec. The report also goes in line with what we reported last month.
The news outlet says that the reason behind under-display selfie camera technology not making it to the upcoming Galaxy S21 is low production yields of the technology. On the bright side, however, the company does have a plan to introduce the technology next year — but instead of the S21, the under-display selfie camera will first debut on Galaxy Z Fold 3, which is scheduled to release in the second half of 2021. According to the Korean news outlet, the Z Fold 3 will be the first Samsung device to have an under-display selfie camera technology.
If you’re based in China, you can get the taste of the world’s first under-display camera phone that’s the ZTE Axon A20 5G. Since we haven’t been able to get our hands on the much-awaited tech just yet, we cannot say whether or not the experience is flawless. Hopefully, things will change next year as more and more smartphone brands will embrace the technology.
Coming back to the Galaxy S21, the smartphone is rumored to have a quad-camera setup at the rear, just like its predecessor. However, the S21 will have two telephoto cameras as opposed to the S20, which has one telephoto. To be more specific, the S20 will have a 12 MP ultra-wide-angle, 180 MP wide-angle, 10 MP 3x optical zoom telephoto, and more than 5x optical zoom periscope-type telephoto. The S20 successor will reportedly have a 40MP selfie camera.
The most expensive model in the Galaxy S21 series that’s the S21 Ultra is expected to cost $1,400.