'iPhone 15 Pro' Face ID tech will be hidden under display
Samsung Display is allegedly creating new under-panel technology designed to hide the Face ID module under the display in 2023's "iPhone 15 Pro."
While the iPhone 14 may abandon the notch for the pill and hole-punch design, the "iPhone 15 Pro" may ditch the pill entirely.
Samsung is reportedly developing a new under-panel camera component that would allow Apple to effectively hide the Face ID module behind the screen.
The new technology will first roll out to Samsung's Fold lineup in 2023, according to The Elec.
According to the report, Samsung is collaborating with Canada's OTI Luminotics on the technology, which includes "a metal patterning layer that uses cathode mask materials."
In April 2021, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo stated that he believed Apple would introduce a Face ID system that sits below the display in 2023.
Display supply chain analyst Ross Young says that Apple won't shift to under-display sensors until 2024 in the "iPhone 16." However, development is expected to start with samples submitted soon.
We reconfirmed again that there is not expected to be under panel IR for iPhones until 2024, iPhone 16. Gotta start the development and start submitting samples now though.— Ross Young (@DSCCRoss) March 23, 2022