09 November 2020
Update: September 14, 2020
A new tip from the same personality has now surfaced that reiterates that Samsung is unlikely to bring under-display camera tech with Galaxy S21. Ross Young is a founder/lead analyst of DisplaySearch and DSCC comments that the year 2021 looks good for Samsung to adopt the UPC (Under Panel Camera) tech. "If not Galaxy S21 then Fold 3..." He didn't elaborate much on the same but the message is somewhat clear that the new tech is unlikely to come to Galaxy S21 and it is rather more likely that Samsung will debut it with the Galaxy Fold 3.
2021 is looking good for UPC at Samsung. If not S21 then Fold 3...— Ross Young (@DSCCRoss) September 11, 2020
No other details are available yet but let's just wait if you want to know what's in the development.
Original Post (August 5, 2020)
If you have been following the smartphone industry closely, it is likely you’re familiar with its growth trajectory that majorly includes the evolution of several crucial aspects.
While the smartphone manufacturers are doing several changes behind the curtains, the display design has to be that visible facet that has undergone so many alterations over the years. And, the one we are about to witness is a full-screen smartphone display. A panel that is free from any notch, punch-holes, or any lingering bezels for that matter. This would lead to under-display camera panels that allow camera sensors to stay behind the displays and take snaps. But it is unknown when we are going to see these panels coming to the phones.
While the exact timeframe of their arrival is unknown, the names of some brands that are testing the under-display camera tech are already out. One of them is said to be Samsung that is doing efforts to make this possibility a reality and ultimately a mainstream.
It was first believed that Samsung would introduce the under-display camera with Galaxy Note 20 but so many credible leaks proved that theory wrong. It was then speculated that Galaxy S21 would bear the new tech but Ross Young has denied all those claims with a claim that there is no under-panel camera tech on Galaxy S21.
No under panel camera on S21— Ross Young (@DSCCRoss) August 4, 2020
Ross Young is a founder/lead analyst of DisplaySearch and DSCC among some credible sources that put out the right details on upcoming products. So, we would like to believe in what he has suggested via his Twitter account. Well, this goes in sync with what VP of Samsung’s Mobile R&D Group Display division had told Korean media back in March. He said a “full-screen smartphone” is not planned for the “next 1-2 years.”
Earlier in May 2020, a phone with absolutely zilch on the display (featured above) was discovered in an advertisement video of Samsung. It was thought to be the Galaxy Note 20 but its reality is still unknown, though early appearance did raise some questions.