With phone makers struggling to differentiate themselves in a crowded market, the question often asked is how to best evolve the selfie camera. Right now a notch atop the display is the most common way of incorporating a front camera while taking up minimal screen space.
Oppo brought the tease through its official Twitter account. “You are taking a very first look at our under-display selfie camera technology,” the post read.
The video was also posted to Weibo, China’s equivalent of Twitter, by Oppo Vice President Brian Shen. He noted (via Google Translate) that it’s difficult to make in-screen cameras as effective as the shooters we have on our current phones, but that this is a worthy step in the right direction.
Oppo’s most recent phone,, also enjoys a notch-free screen, with its selfie lens attached to a pop-up camera. The company, following the likes of Samsung, will . Oppo didn’t say when we’d see the in-screen camera on a buyable phone.