What we would bet is that most smartphone manufacturers are currently trying to hide the front camera on their phones so that it does not enter the screen. We’ve seen a number of approaches to minimizing its impact, making the hole seem the most popular, but to many the goal is probably the camera below the screen and that’s something Google is seemingly working on.
We know this because Apple’s patent has revealed a recent patent for a potential future Google Pixel phone and it doesn’t include a visible front camera.
The patent does not go into detail about how this was achieved, but it is assumed that the camera will be located below the screen, especially since we have already seen how many companies are experimenting with this idea.
Of course, the fact that Google is seemingly exploring this idea doesn’t mean we’ll see it on the phone, but it’s possible, and given that the ZTE Axon 20 5G already offers an under-screen camera, it’s feasible for Google to download the technology could be ready in time for the Google Pixel 6. This could bring a big, exciting upgrade to the Pixel 5.
Aside from the lack of a visible front camera, the patent images show a design similar to the Pixel 5, with a square camera block on the back and buttons on the right edge. Don’t count on this to be a Pixel 6 design after all, especially this far from a possible phone launch in late 2021.
Not surprisingly, we haven’t heard much about Google’s next flagship model yet, but as soon as we do, we’ll be sure to let you know, so stay tuned for any leaks and rumors as they arise.