Last week, a senior Xiaomi executive in a series of slides explained how the new camera works. For Xiaomi, the camera is placed at the top of the device, but instead of having a boundary on its side, it is expected to be part of the screen, only the camera is covered by a high-power reflective glass.
— Wang Xiang (@XiangW_) June 3, 2019
Xiaomi says configuration makes screen space transparent when capturing photos. Not being forced to reduce the camera as in the case of “notch” or “punch-hole” phones, the transparent screen system allows a larger image quality sensor to be deployed with new technology.
However, technology has not yet been perfected. In the Xiaomi slides you can still see a camera sign below the screen, but at least it is a screen space that is used. Compared to phones with pop-up cameras or rotating cameras, this system has no moving parts.
All we need is just a use of new technology in the real world.