Samsung Galaxy S21 and Fold 3 can be enabled to avoid under-display camera tech

Under-display camera technology paves the way for more full-screen phones without notches or relying on motorized pop-up camera modules.

The next innovation in the smartphone space is under-display camera technology. It has been reported that Samsung has been working on the technology for some time and will release it next year with flagship phones. However, a new report states that the Galaxy Fold 3 is the first phone from Samsung to have an under-display camera installed.

According to the Korean publication TheElec (via GSMArena), Samsung has decided to release the Galaxy S21 technology. It also clarified that Samsung is exploring ways to avoid technology interfering with image quality.

Samsung’s under-display camera technology will be ready in the second half of 2021, the report said. Timeline allows the company to deploy the technology on a third-generation foldable phone called the Galaxy Fold 3.

The flagship phone will be launched early next year until the Samsung Galaxy S21 goes away. The smartphone series comes with the next generation Exynos chipset, 4,800 mAh battery, and 5G connectivity.

It should be noted that Samsung is not the only company working on under-display camera technology. According to a recent report, Xiaomi is working on a Mi 10 Ultra variant with an under-screen camera. The phone may launch later this year. Oppo has already demonstrated a prototype using the Apo panel camera. Real can also join the race.

However, ZTE of China became the first company in the world to offer a commercial phone with under-display camera technology. The ZTE Axon 20 5G, an under-display camera phone, was launched last month. The phone comes with a 6.92-inch Full HD + OLED display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G processor, and a 32-megapixel selfie camera.