Xiaomi details how its 20MP in-display cameras works

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Xiaomi Under-display camera

Just hours after the Oppo’s disclosure of its under-display camera, Xiaomi president Lin Bin took to Twitter and Weibo to show its 20MP in-display camera solution. The description notes shared by the company also briefs the technology behind.

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In the video posted, we see a new Xiaomi Mi 9 variant with a front facing camera embedded entirely beneath the phone’s screen. So, unlike any previous notch, punch-hole, and other cutout implementations, this one stays hidden.

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How does Xiaomi in-display selfie camera work?

As per Xiaomi, when you activate the front camera, the display area over the camera lens would turn transparent in a jiff, allowing the light to penetrate.

Xiaomi Under-display cameraTransparent display technology

This display is custom made using a special low-reflective glass with high-transmittance. However, when not in camera mode, the display behaves normally to present your content in full without any interruption or cutout.

So, the transparent display acts as a camera lens. Xiaomi claims this application allows more light to enter. Ergo, it should be capable of producing clearer and crispier selfies. However, we could be confident of Xiaomi’s claims when the device hits the market.

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