Apple is reportedly developing iPhones with under-display cameras, set to launch post-2026, according to a report.
The Elec reveals that LG Innotek, an electronic component manufacturer under LG Group, is in advanced stages of developing an under-panel camera (UPC) system.
The UPC system addresses a key issue with under-display cameras: insufficient light transmission compared to traditional selfie cameras.
Under-display cameras often result in limited light passing through the display, impacting the camera's ability to capture high-quality images.
LG Innotek's solution employs 'freeform optic' lens technology to overcome challenges associated with under-display cameras.
Since 2021, the company has been filing patents related to freeform optic technology, covering the optical system, camera module, and mobile terminal.
LG Innotek's innovative approach is expected to address limitations commonly faced by under-display camera technology.
The reported solution aims to enhance the light transmission capabilities of under-display cameras for improved image quality.
Patents filed by the company hint at advancements in the optical system, camera module, and overall mobile terminal design.
The report suggests that iPhones incorporating under-display camera technology may not make their official debut until after the year 2026.