TCL, the smartphone maker that owns alcatel and BlackBerry, has been found to have applied for a patent for an under-screen hidden front-facing camera design. Dutch technology blog LetsGoDigital reports that the machine has a full-screen, rounded corner design that looks pretty beautiful. In addition, the company launched the TCL 10/10 Pro/10L model in April, as well as a three-camera concept design.
TCL is reported to have submitted an application for the design patent to the State Intellectual Property Office in late December and released it to the outside world on June 12, 2020, containing seven product images.
It has a full-sleek shape of the TCL 10, but no notch gaps or front punchholes are visible on the full screen. Given that you can’t see the design of the pop-up camera, we suspect that it is likely to use the under-screen hidden front-up.
Last year, OPPO and Xiaomi both demonstrated such prototypes, but the cheaper companies later said the technology was not mature enough, especially if the image quality was not satisfactory enough.
Earlier this month, visionox, the display maker, announced that it was ready to produce a mass-produced under-screen camera display solution, but that the launch could only be available with Huawei (or Glory).
LetsGoDigital has previously reported on two Huawei smartphones with under-screen cameras, but Xiaomi has worked closely with the company, including Mix Alpha and a concept smart machine with a double-line.
Go to the back of the body and there is also a unique design (six circles) near the visible rear camera, which may contain a dual LED flash and four cameras, similar to the TCL 10 Series model, but all lenses are not lined up.
Also, the patent depicts a button on the side of the body designed to leave a USB-C connector and SIM slot at the bottom. It is not known when the plane will arrive.