iPhone 16 Pro to feature under-display Face ID

With Apple reportedly working on under-display Face ID for the iPhone 16 Pro, the tech giant may get rid of the Dynamic Island in 2024.

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Under-display Face ID to come to iPhone by 2024

Apple developed the Dynamic Island concept in the iPhone 14 Pro in response to criticism of the famed notch it introduced with the iPhone X. But now, it is aiming to make display elements less problematic in the future. While speculations claim that Apple will use an all-screen display in the iPhone 16 Pro, some components are reportedly being actively developed by manufacturers.

The challenge of manufacturing a display that conceals camera sensors and other components underneath the display itself without obstructing inbound light shouldn’t be a problem for the production of the iPhone 16 Pro models, according to a new report from The Elec.

The justification is that the under-display Face ID faces the same difficulties as Samsung Display’s under-panel camera for the Galaxy Z Fold Series display. When in use, the camera lens hole is hidden by a front camera module that is positioned beneath the display. Face ID should be able to be added because the necessary technology already exists. 

Face ID should be able to be added because the necessary technology already exists. Unfortunately, because of the space being split between supporting the operation of the display and accepting external light sources, the camera module requirements that can work with UPC can only manage 4 million pixels. This is a long way from the 12-megapixel resolution of the present TrueDepth camera array, but things are looking up and the resolution might be sufficient for Apple’s needs by 2026.

TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said previously said that under-display Face ID may not arrive until 2024 with the iPhone 16 lineup. As for why the functionality will arrive by 2024, the analyst has said that “this time schedule is less of a technical issue and more of a marketing purpose.”

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