- The Apple iPhone 15 will come with a true Punch-hole display and pill-shaed camera situated in front of the smartphone.
- The facial identification feature will be invisible thanks to Samsung’s technology
Reports imply that the “iPhone 14 Pro” models will have both a “punch-hole” and a “pill-shaped cutout for the front camera and Face ID components. According to today’s source, the iPhone 15 Pro models will just have a hole for the front camera, with Face ID buried under the display.
Samsung’s technology will essentially make Face ID sensors seem invisible to the human eye, in a similar fashion to the concealed under-display camera in the Galaxy Z Fold3 smartphone, according to the source. On the Fold3, the pixel density above the under-display camera is reduced compared to the rest of the display to enable light to reach the camera. However, this results in the camera producing rather low-quality photographs.
It remains to be seen whether the under-display version of Face ID would be as effective or secure as the present system in a notch, or if there would be any additional sacrifices. Samsung is alleged to be cooperating with Canada’s OTI Lumionics to develop the technology.
In its Korean-language version of the article, The Elec claimed Samsung initially hopes to deploy the technology on its flagship model, the “Galaxy Z Fold5”, next year if development is finished on time, followed by the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max.
This is far from the first time that under-display Face ID has been predicted for the iPhone. In an April 2021 research note, respected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claimed that he anticipated Apple using under-display Face ID for at least one new iPhone model coming in 2023, although he did not disclose any additional specifics at the time. Panel industry specialist Ross Young also said Face ID will not be put beneath the display until at least 2023.