Samsung Galaxy S22 may not get an under-display camera — but this phone probably will
While iPhone fans are looking forward to a smaller notch in the iPhone 13, on the Android side, this could be the year the front-facing camera disappears entirely.
The bad news is that, according to a new leak from a blog post on South Korean site Naver, the production yield on the under-display cameras (UDCs) is too low at present to be used on a phone as popular as the Galaxy S22, however, there's good news for fans of foldables (via TechRadar).
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While previous rumors suggested the Galaxy S22 series would be the first flagship phones to feature UDCs, it isn't shocking to hear that the new tech isn't quite ready to be produced at that kind of volume. The unnamed source suggested that the UDCs would be ready for more primetime placement by the second half of 2022, setting up a possible introduction in a Galaxy Note (if it isn't really dead) or the Galaxy S23.
Fortunately, all UDC hope for 2021 is not lost as the same source indicated …
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