Samsung Display has just presented its first screen with a camera under the panel to completely eliminate the edges. While all eyes were fixed on the world of smartphones, it is ultimately on the PC that the manufacturer will use its technology first.
We expected the first smartphone from Samsung equipped with a camera under the screen. Ultimately, laptops will benefit first. Samsung Display has indeed unveiled its next revolutionary OLED panel that features this technology.
It is on its Weibo page that the manufacturer unveiled its new screen for laptops: the Samsung Blade Bezel. It promises interesting novelties, the most emblematic of which is the UPC, an acronym that we may come across often in the future and which is for Under Panel Camera (Camera under the screen). This will significantly improve the design of laptops, completely removing the edges of the screen. This is where Samsung is betting a lot with its Blade Bezel. The manufacturer claims to be able to expect a front screen ratio of 93%, which is enormous. Such a ratio is not new in the world of laptops, since the Asus Zenbooks also exceed 90% (but with a classic IPS LCD screen).
The Blade Bezel will bring other definite advantages to the builders who will use it. For example, its thickness is only 1 mm and it weighs 130 grams (the size has not been specified). A strong argument for brands wishing to offer ultra thin and ultra light PCs.
This new screen is part of the new dynamic of Samsung Display: democratizing OLED in the world of laptops. Laptops with a panel of this type are very much in the minority. The builders still largely prefer IPS panels, less good, but also much cheaper. Things could soon change with these announcements.
The Samsung Blade Bezel will not be the first display to have of a camera under its slab. ZTE markets the Axon 20 5G, equipped with this technology. However, the first returns are not trivial, evoking a very poor photo sensor. But he has the merit of being the first. In any case, it will be nice to see the front cameras gradually disappear from our PCs and phones.