Bezel-less displays are becoming a key differentiator of premium smartphones. However, as the display size increases and bezels become smaller or disappear entirely, smartphone manufacturers need to
Many brands have added ‘notches’ to the top of the display to house the camera
Vivo’s Nex selfie camera rises in a block-shaped frame when the camera is
Both the Nex and Find X handsets are around fifteen
percentthicker than the manufacturers’ other premium range models, despite slim handsets being a popular requirement for high-end products.
The pop-up camera cannot use the current approach of bump-outs in the casework to allow for relatively thick cameras that are built using conventional optics and actuator technology. The pop-up mechanism simply wouldn’t work, it would be stuck in the casework. As described in a recent article I posted, CML’s technology can significantly reduce camera thickness, allowing a pop-up mechanism without compromising the handset thickness and styling. So we will watch with interest whether the pop-up camera becomes a long-term trend, and to determine its impact on the ongoing drive for ever thinner cameras.