Later this year, Apple is likely to unveil the iPhone 14 Pro series, which will have a twin punch-hole camera system. The ultimate goal, though, is to transition to an under-display (UD) camera technology in the future, freeing up even more display space.
Samsung Display and OTI Lumionics are working on a new generation of UD cameras, according to a recent report from South Korea’s TheElec, which will debut on the Galaxy Z Fold5 next year. In the fall of 2023, it will be accessible on Apple’s iPhone 15 Pro.
Samsung Display is believed to be collaborating with OTI Lumionics, a company that has created a new generation of organic cathode-templating materials (CPMs) that enable for the creation of “micro-transparent windows in the OLED pixel and cathode layer.”
This allows Apple to embed its FaceID sensors behind the screen, making the screen totally transparent. When unlocking the screen, the infrared sensor will function normally. With this technique, Apple will be able to totally eradicate the iPhone’s notch or punch hole camera.