Apple’S iPhone 15 will be the first to include a true punch-hole display, thanks to Samsung

Apple'S iPhone 15 will be the first to include a true punch-hole display, thanks to Samsung

Their new solution results when “an organic cathode patterning material (CPM) is pattern-deposited with a fine metal mask (FMM) and then the anode is deposited with an open metal mask (OMM) to avoid the CPM.” Thus, the magnesium-silver (Mg-Ag) alloy anode material can cover a place without CPM deposition, letting light through for a camera sensor underneath to take a picture, all the while the display pattern looks uninterrupted unless you subject it to extreme closeup scrutiny. This new under-panel camera technology will reportedly be used first on the Galaxy Z Fold 5 next summer, and then to hide the Face ID modules that will still be visible in the iPhone 14’s pill-shaped cutout, underneath the display.

According to The Elec, Apple is anticipated to release a true punch-hole display iPhone next year, with Samsung assisting with tucking the rest of the Face ID hardware beneath the iPhone 15’s OLED display. In order to do so, Apple is said to be using Samsung’s under-panel camera (UPC) technology, which made an appearance on the Galaxy Z Fold 3’s internal screen. This year’s Z Fold 4 will continue to employ the same technology, but Samsung is reportedly working on a new under-display camera technology alongside OTI Lumionics in Canada for the Z Fold 5.


  • That would leave only the front-facing selfie camera visible at the front on the iPhone 15, or, in other words, in 2024 Apple will be inventing the punch-hole display phone that has been a staple of Android handset makers for a while now. Apple will reportedly apply the new single punch-hole front design only on the iPhone 15 Pro models, too. LG is also reportedly working on a similar under=panel camera solution, and aims to hit 40% light transparency by 2024, at which point it may become a viable contender for the iPhone 15 Pro display supply.