The American giant recently filed a patent application that highlights a camera with four sensors under the screen. Each sensor will be optimized for a very specific color, in order to improve the quality of the final rendering. An innovation that suggests a major innovation in design, especially for the products in the Surface range.
In recent years, smartphones have offered us notches, slider or pop-up systems and even holes in the screen to house the front photo sensor. The goal is each time to offer a larger display area while disrupting the user experience as little as possible. The first smartphone with a camera placed under the screen was made official in September 2020, with the ZTE Axon 20 5G.
The invisible camera on board this ZTE Axon 20 5G, although promising, still has some progress to make … Could Microsoft come to the market with a technology developed? In any case, this is what the latest discovery of Let’s go digital.
A quadruple selfie sensor under the screen
The Redmond firm filed a patent application in September 2020 which presents a system simply called ” camera under the screen “. Microsoft would in fact consider introducing four selfie sensors under the screen of its terminals. These would be at the center of the upper part of the devices and would be covered with a glass that would form the logo of the brand. This device is intended to be embedded on a mobile computing device such as a Microsoft Surface for example. Each sensor would be optimized for a specific color, between red, green, blue and yellow. The patent indicates that these colors would act as a kind of filter to improve the rendering of the image.
The whole question now is whether the next Microsoft Surface Duo could benefit from this technology. It is true that one of the weak points of the current Surface Duo, is its unique 11 Mpx photo sensor, as useful in photos as the webcam of a PC or the camera of most tablets. But Microsoft is reportedly preparing a new foldable smartphone by the end of 2021, which would have the mission to correct several major flaws of the first generation. We hope that this one will be part of it …