Microsoft has patented a unique camera solution for Surface phones and tablets. He hides it under the screen.
Although mobile phone and tablet makers still face challenges with front-facing camera quality, 2022 is likely to be the year that these cameras are hidden under the screen. According to LetGoDigital, Microsoft has patented a unique solution called the Logo Camera.
Their solution uses 4 cameras, each of which is monochrome and tuned to one of the 4 main colors of the Microsoft logo. This trick allows the cameras on the screen to be invisible. Additionally, Microsoft uses these 4 colors of its logo as a color filter for cameras, and only activates them when the camera is active.
This will show a color pattern on the screen, which in the case of Microsoft would conveniently be the company logo. This of course would also work conveniently as an active indicator of an active camera, which is important for privacy, especially with indistinguishable cameras below the screen.
We do not know how another company could bring these basic colors to its measure, but as far as MIcrosoft is concerned it is definitely a very unique approach. The company's patent you can see it here.
Note: The news is transmitted with every reservation, because no matter how much we searched in the Patent Department of America, we did not find the specific serial number of the patent. The photos are the product of a professional graphic designer who created them from scratch, according to his imagination and based on the Microsoft patent.