Last month Chinese OLED producer Visionox launched an under-the-OLED camera technology, branded as InV See - which enables a selfie camera in a full-screen OLED smartphone. According to new report from China, Visionox has already shipped InV See displays to Huawei and Xiaomi which will launch smartphones with these displays soon.
The report suggests that Visionox started to ship these displays in the second half of 2019 - and these deals were worth over 3.5 billion yuan (around $500 million USD).
InV See utilizes a transparent section in the OLED display that allows a camera to be placed behind it. Visionox says that for this technology it developed a new pixel structure, new driver circuits and used new materials. It is not certain, but it seems as if this technology actually utilizes two OLED screens seamlessly tiled together - the regular main screen with a top bar that is made from a second, transparent OLED.
Other OLED makers are also developing similar technologies. Samsung, in 2018, announced it is working on several behind-the-OLED sensors, including a camera - but the company says this technology will not be commercialized before 2022.