According to tipster Ice Universe, Samsung, Xiaomi, Oppo, Vivo and ZTE are all going to release phones with under-display selfie cameras by the end of the year. The tweet states that Samsung is planning on implementing the new technology in a foldable device. This might be the successor to the Galaxy Z Flip or the next Galaxy Z Fold.Xiaomi is also planning to put an under-display camera in its Mi Mix 4, for which there have already been reports. Photos of the Mi Mix 4 leaked not too long ago.
The second half of the year is when the Under Display Camera officially debuts, including at least Samsung (folding), Xiaomi (MIX4), OPPO (folding), vivo and ZTE (greatly improved version)
— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) April 19, 2021
Nonetheless, it looks like other companies are about to introduce their own devices with selfie cameras hidden behind the screen, meaning that the technology could be bound to improve soon. After under-display fingerprint scanners appeared, the next logical step was to put the front camera behind the screen too. The goal of the under-display camera is to minimize the bezels around the screen, without interrupting the screen itself. Punch-hole camera phones and screen notches take space, and many people find them distracting.