Despite the fact that Apple’s 2022 iPhone is still months away from being released, we’ve already started hearing about the iPhone 15, Apple’s next-generation iPhone. The iPhone 14 series is expected to ditch the notch in favour of a new dual-punch-hole design, but the iPhone 15’s camera may be tucked away beneath the screen. An under-display camera array for the iPhone 15 Pro’s front-facing camera has been reported by South Korean publication TheElec.
According to the report, the next-generation under-display camera developed by Samsung Display and OTI Lumionics will be used in the iPhone 15 Pro model next year. Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Z Fold5 is expected to feature an under-display camera, which may also be found on the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max.
Samsung and OTI Lumionics are reportedly working on a new generation of organic cathode patterning material (CPM). Using a new material, “microscopic transparent windows” can be opened in the cathode and OLED pixel layers, allowing Apple to install the selfie camera and Face ID sensors under the display. An unobstructed view of your device’s screen would be the result.
As of now, there is no word on whether the standard model will have an under-display camera, whether it will have a notch, or if it will have two punch-holes. It will be one more year before the non-Pro models switch to the new design, while the Pro models continue to use the old one.
As usual, the new iPhones are expected to be released in September. It has been rumoured that this year, Apple will discontinue its “mini” iPhone in favour of a larger version of the iPhone 14 Max.