Has the notch problem been solved? Oppo is showing off a smartphone that places the front-facing selfie camera under the screen.
At the Mobile World Congress in Shanghai, Chinese smartphone maker Oppo demonstrated a new Under-Screen Camera (USC) technology that allows the front-facing camera to be embedded under the display. The current go-to form factor that makes the screen larger while still offering a selfie camera is to add a notch to the smartphone. This solution from Oppo would pave way for a true full screen device.
Oppo said that the USC has a larger sensor with bigger pixels compared to other front-facing smartphone cameras, and the camera also uses a larger aperture. The camera sits under a customized display panel with extra light transmittance properties. Though extra attention has been made for the display, Oppo said that the image degradation still requires software enhancement to improve clarity and color, which they apply to all photos automatically.
While I personally think the notch issue has been far overdramatized, it’s plainly obvious that it was never meant to be the end solution. Rather, it has been a transition period waiting until a solution such as what Oppo has now done was ready.