Rumor says ‘iPhone 15 Pro’ to feature under-display Face ID system made by Samsung
Samsung Display is reportedly working on new technology that will enable it to conceal cameras under a device’s display panel, with a new report from The Elec claiming Apple will be one of Samsung’s first customers for the new technology, which is expected to debut first on Samsung’s new foldable phones launching next year.
According to the report, Samsung is working with Canadian company OTI Luminotics on the technology, which includes “a metal patterning layer that uses cathode mask materials.”
Today’s claim from The Elec comes amid a wave of reports that suggest Apple will be dropping the notch from this year’s “iPhone 14 Pro” and “iPhone 14 Pro Max” by introducing new pill-shape and circular display cutouts to house the device’s Face ID components and front-facing camera module, removing the rectangular notch from the top of the iPhone’s display.
In a follow-up to the report, display supply chain analyst Ross Young has shed some doubt, saying that while Apple will likely be testing samples of Samsung’s new under-display technology, he does not expect the technology to arrive until 2024 with the tentatively named “iPhone 16.”
We reconfirmed again that there is not expected to be under panel IR for iPhones until 2024, iPhone 16. Gotta start the development and start submitting samples now though.
— Ross Young (@DSCCRoss) March 23, 2022
With the “iPhone 14” still months away we are yet to get many reports speculating on what else could be introduced with 2023’s “iPhone 15.”
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