New Realme smartphone could come with under-display camera?

New Realme smartphone could come with under-display camera?
(Image credit: Xu Qi Chase / Realme)

The trend of smartphone manufacturers experimenting with under-display cameras has been growing steadily stronger over the past couple of years. Ever since Huawei and Oppo debuted a prototype phone with an under-display camera in 2019, more and more manufacturers have tried their hand at this interesting technology – and the latest company to throw its hat in the ring is Realme.

Xu Qi Chase, the Realme VP, recently posted an image of a smartphone with no apparent selfie camera on Weibo (a popular Chinese social media site). Many would be forgiven for thinking that this unnamed Realme smartphone could be housing a pop-up camera, as the Realme X that was released in July, 2019 had a pop-up selfie camera and a notchless screen.

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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.