ZTE is coming up with quite a novel innovation in smartphone technology by launching the first of its kind under-display camera phone. This model Axon 20 5G will be launched in September with large scale production for its consumers. Early Prototypes of this technology has made by several other companies however did not produce on a large scale.
Several mobile companies like Xiaomi, Oppo, and other Chinese mobile makers have been attempting to implement under-display camera phone technology for a long time but ZTE became the first one to finally launch the Axon 20 5G. For its first look, the company is displaying Axon 20 through its Weibo handle.
TCL is also working on under-display camera technology however, to our surprise, TCL patent filed a mobile phone design which was first reported by LetsGoDigital, displayed no cameras at all. Being a step ahead, the company is working on launching a smartphone with invisible cameras both on front and back sides.
With relatively thicker edges around the display screen, this device must have some kind of in-screen installed sensor for a selfie camera however, the back camera is invisible. The initially displayed patent of this model does not exhibit how the invisible camera technology works.
TCL might be imitating the technology used in OnePlus Concept One phone which is using electrochromic glass to hide the back camera. Or there is a bump on the backside of the phone which might be serving as a camera spot nevertheless these are just speculations.
One thing should be kept in mind that this is just a patent model and TCL might not launch it for mass production.