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Realme working on its first smartphone with an under-display camera: Report

Realme could soon launch its first smartphone with an under-display camera according to a new report. Here's everything that you need to know about the upcoming smartphone.

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Realme is currently working on its first smartphone with an under-display camera according to a report by The Mobile Hunt. This will make Realme one of the few smartphone manufacturers to have an under-display camera offering like Samsung, ZTE and more. Also Read - Realme GT 2 Pro to join Xiaomi 12 series, will be among the first to get Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip

The report consists of a few wireframe diagrams pulled from a recent patent filing. In the diagrams, the device does not consist of any spots to integrate a selfie camera. Also Read - Redmi Note 11T 5G vs Realme 8s 5G: Which one is a better option?

To recall, back in September, Realme VP Xu Qi Chase posted an image of a smartphone on Weibo with no notch or punch hole, leading to speculation of the return of the pop-up selfie camera. However, Chase clarified in the post’s comments that the device doesn’t come with a pop-up mechanism either, hinting at under-display camera tech. Also Read - Global chip shortage reportedly pushed Realme 9 series launch to 2022 first half

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(Realme patent image)

The wireframe diagrams showcase a rectangular camera module on the back consisting of three camera sensors along with an LED flash module. The right edge consists of a power button, whereas, the left edge sports the volume rockers. The bottom edge has cutouts for a USB Type-C port and a sim tray. The device does not seem to sport a cutout for the 3.5mm headphone jack.

While the patent filing does not guarantee that the design showcased will materialise as a physical device, it is indicative that Realme is working towards the same.

Apart from Realme, a number of other Chinese smartphone manufacturers are working on the under-display selfie camera technology including brands like Honor, Oppo and Vivo.

In other news, Realme is currently reportedly working on a ‘proper’ flagship smartphone, which could be priced at around Yuan 5,000 (approximately Rs 58,000). Realme China President Xu Qi at the China Mobile Global Partner Conference 2021 (via ITHome) said that the smartphone will launch next year. As of now, it is unclear if the upcoming flagship device will launch under the company’s existing GT series or a new series.

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  • Published Date: November 9, 2021 6:00 AM IST
  • Updated Date: November 9, 2021 6:01 AM IST

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