iPhone 15 Rumoured to Feature Under-Display Face ID, Developed by Samsung Display
Apple is reported to be introducing under-display technology alongside next year’s iPhone 15 Pro. The technology, which is expected to power Face ID, is said to be developed by Samsung Display.
Samsung Display is reportedly working on new under-display technology for Apple. As reported by The Elec, the purpose of this technology is to enable Apple to hide its Face ID feature underneath the screen of 2023’s iPhone. This has been a widely requested feature as the iPhone’s notch has been a point of contention for some users.
Samsung Electronics is said to be the first to apply this new display technology next year. The company is expected to utilize the technology for its foldable phones launching at some point in 2023. Apple will then adapt the tech for the iPhone 15 Pro later in the year.
Apple is reported to be on-pace to introduce a hole-display and under-display Face ID for its iPhone 15 Pro. However, the hole-display, which Samsung currently utilizes for its Galaxy series, is expected to finally make its way to the iPhone 14 later this year.
The report claims that the under-display Face ID will hide the sensor when it’s not in use, much like the technology used on the Galaxy Z Fold 3.
Under-display technology has been long-awaited for the iPhone. While competitors have already been offering designs that compliment minimal bezels, Apple has trailed behind. This is a good chance to close the gap and give the iPhone’s display more real estate.