TCL patented a smartphone with invisible cameras
Deciding to support the trend of placing front cameras under the smartphone display, the electronics manufacturer TCL has joined Xiaomi, OPPO, and ZTE. A new patent of a Chinese company demonstrates the option of placing not only a selfie camera under the device screen, but also "invisible" sensors of the main camera.
A characteristic feature of the design of the smartphone, patented by TCL, was the presence of a significant thickening on the backside in the area of the main camera. It is assumed that the company can use the electrochromic glass technology previously shown on the Oneplus Concept One smartphone, when the back cover of the device in the camera area becomes transparent at the time of launching the corresponding application.
In addition to the invisible rear camera modules, the device is also equipped with a virtually frameless display without any holes or cutouts, which clearly indicates the use of a sub-screen camera.
There is no information about TCL's plans to release a smartphone with a similar solution yet.