WATCH: OPPO, Xiaomi show off 'under-display' selfie cameras

MANILA, Philippines – Pop-up cameras? Teardrop notches? So last year. We've just gotten a glimpse of a new implementation of front cameras wherein they're seemingly housed under the glass display, necessitating no notches or pop-up mechanisms.

OPPO fired off first, tweeting a video showing the top-half of the phone and a finger hovering above it, which is eventually seen and captured by the seemingly invisible front camera.

For those seeking the perfect, notchless smartphone screen experience – prepare to be amazed. You are taking a very first look at our under-display selfie camera technology. RT! — OPPO (@oppo) June 3, 2019


A few hours later, Xiaomi fired back with their own video, showing two phones side by side, with one phone obviously showing a notch. The user eventually sets that phone down, and proceeds to show off the other phone and its front camera – again, invisible, but able to show the user's face.

Check it out:

Do you want a sneak peek at the future? Here you go...introducing you to Under-Display Camera technology! #Xiaomi #InnovationForEveryone — Xiaomi #5GIsHere (@Xiaomi) June 3, 2019


There is no word yet on when we'll actually see these phones on a consumer unit, but these appear to be the most promising technologies yet in providing a full-screen phone without resorting to a mechanism with moving parts or an obvious notch.