Samsung might not pack its upcoming flagship smartphone under the Galaxy series with an important feature.
According to a fresh leak, Samsung Galaxy S21 won’t come with an under-display camera until the second half of 2021. Under-display selfie shooters might be the new bling of the future. But that future won’t include Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy smartphone.
If this news is quite shocking for you, don’t worry, there’s more to find out. Here is what you need to know.
Samsung Galaxy S21 Rumored Display Feature: What to Expect
According to The Elec, Samsung won’t bring a new smartphone with an under-display camera until the second half of next year. And that would exclude the flagship handset the tech giant is planning to introduce next spring, which will be either the Galaxy S21 or Galaxy S30.
Under-display cameras are very anticipated functionalities for smartphones, as they’ll allow companies to pack full-screen panels without any notches or punch-holes to house front shooters.
The ZTE Axon 20, for instance, has already introduced such a camera concept, and Xiaomi’s next smartphones are expected to do the same.
Samsung’s smartphones use an Infinity O panel, a circular cutout in the display for the front camera. Such a design allows for minimal bezels on devices, but it somehow disrupts the screen’s flow. And it’s also noticeable when the app you use has a light background.
Rumors so far claimed that the Samsung Galaxy S21 will sport an under-display camera as one of its killer features, but The Elec’s report says otherwise.
Apparently, Samsung is delaying the under-display feature due to decreased production yields. Instead, it seems that the Galaxy Z Fold 3 will be the company’s first handset to use an under-display camera concept.
While Samsung might choose a conventional path with the Galaxy 21’s upfront camera, there could be some changes in store for the rear-panel camera. So, stay tuned for more details!