Apple launched the iPhone X with the controversial notch, and Samsung was one of the first companies to poke fun at this design idea. While the South Koreans have finally introduced the notch on some of their models, the flagships of Samsung launched another idea by relying on a small cutout in the screen that allowed the camera to be embedded in the glass.
Solutions to improve
And of course, as the technology evolves, Samsung continues to look for other solutions to improve this approach in order to make the camera as less intrusive as possible. In recent years we have witnessed some wacky concepts with methods to hide cameras.
A recent patent from Samsung gives us some insight into how the company wants to bring this project to fruition. And, it all relies on a secondary screen that can move around inside the smartphone itself.
So technically the way Samsung envisions this implementation is pretty straightforward, although it goes without saying that the challenge is to make it work in real life.
The Secondary Screen Pops
Basically what Samsung wants to create is a camera in a punched screen that would be covered by a secondary screen that would cover it when not in use In other words, you are looking at the screen, but you cannot see the camera module because the screen placed just above covers it completely. A simple patent As soon as you tap the on-screen camera icon, the second screen that covers the camera moves downward, allowing the camera itself to see through the screen hole. This way you can use the camera, and when you return to the screen, the secondary screen pops back into place to cover the camera again.
Of course, for now, this is only a patent and there is no guarantee that it will ever be mass-produced, but it is also living proof that Samsung is looking for new ways to make the camera less intrusive overall.