Use in their high profile flagship the Galaxy S21. I mean there will be three Galaxy S21 variants next year and Samsung has asked BOE to supply panels for the base Galaxy S21 variant whereas they are going to use their own display for the Galaxy S21+ and S21 Ultra. However, new information comes out today which reveals that this is not going to happen. South Korean media reports that Samsung will continue to use OLED panels from Samsung Display because the ones from BOE didn’t pass Samsung’s quality test. In fact, BOE panels didn’t pass even the first stage of testing. Usually, companies conduct various tests before going with mass production.
Samsung ordered a batch of 6.67″ OLED panels from BOE with a 90Hz refresh rate for the use in the Galaxy S21. However, BOE seems to have failed the first stage of display tests which in a way is good news for Samsung consumers as Samsung displays are regarded as the best smartphone displays on the market. With the display being the most important aspect of a phone, a lot of you showed your dismay when the news first broke out and rightfully so.
When you are paying $1000 for a flagship phone, you expect best components to go inside the handset, using BOE’s panels would be okay for budget and midrange phones but not for flagships. So it’s good news that Samsung is sticking to their displays only for the Galaxy S21.
So full-screen smartphones without a notch, or cutout or pop up cameras are the ultimate conclusion to smartphone designs. In order for that to happen companies need to fit the camera underneath the display. Oppo and Xiaomi have showcased prototypes of this new camera tech but the problem is they are prototypes which means we can’t buy them but display maker Visionox has announced mass production of a solution and the first phone that will carry a hidden selfie camera will be announced soon.
The last time we heard, companies were facing difficulties to allow in enough light and as a result, the images were kinda foggy in nature. To address this Visionox has increased the transparency of the display in the camera area of the screen, and also the company will work with device makers to offer them a software algorithm that will reportedly minimize diffraction, glare, and reduce the “fogging” effect.
This will, therefore, result in photos that are brighter and have improved clarity. Now, whether or not these claims hold true will remain to be seen but its good news that a display making company has decided to mass-produce this tech as for a company to enter mass-production of a product shows that they are confident with its quality and results. A few days ago we also learned that there are several phones with the Snapdragon 875 processor being tested with under-display camera technology which further suggests that we are closer to get that holy grail of smartphone design.Samsung is working on to bring this tech to the Galaxy S21, Nokia is also working on this tech for the Nokia 9.3. It seems the smartphone industry is going to focus on the under-display camera tech next year.