Google Pixel camera phone to come with under-screen camera?

Google Pixel
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A new Google Pixel patent shows that the camera phone manufacturer is currently working on an under-screen camera design. We're not surprised to see Google explore this concept, as most smartphone manufacturers have been investing in reducing the edges of handset displays over recent years. 

In fact, most camera phones currently available tend to feature edge-to-edge displays. However, the one bugbear that many phone manufacturers have been attempting to overcome is the selfie camera notch or punch-hole that mars the top of the display.

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Louise Carey

With over a decade of photographic experience, Louise arms Digital Camera World with a wealth of knowledge on photographic technique and know-how – something at which she is so adept that she's delivered workshops for the likes of ITV and Sue Ryder. Louise also brings years of experience as both a web and print journalist, having served as features editor for Practical Photography magazine and contributing photography tutorials and camera analysis to titles including Digital Camera Magazine and  Digital Photographer. Louise currently shoots with the Fujifilm X-T200 and the Nikon D800, capturing self-portraits and still life images, and is DCW's ecommerce editor, meaning that she knows good camera, lens and laptop deals when she sees them.