A solution that optimizes incoming light, interference and privacy with four monochrome sensors hidden under the symbol’s squares
A truly brilliant idea that protagonist of a recent patent filed by Microsoft about an unusual way to integrate the camera under the screen. The under-scren room hypothesized by the American giant is in fact camouflaged disguising itself as a Microsoft logo, with a four-component solution.
The revised version of the Microsoft logo is a prime example of minimalism with red, green, blue and yellow placed symmetrically to draw a colored window. The logo is composed of the three primary colors (plus green) that can be mixed together to obtain any other nuance and this is the foundation on which the idea of camera below the display.
According to the idea told in the patent page unearthed (as usual) by Let’s Go Digital, the camera below the four-component display places a sensor under each colored square. Each eye is monochromatic then it captures only and only the corresponding color: for example, the one under the red is dedicated to red, green for green and so on. By mixing together the data obtained from each camera, it is possible to compose all the information obtaining a high resolution image, just like for the representation of the shades through the primary colors.
This solution also allows you to make everyone invisible to the camera those pixels that are above the sensor. There would be no interference and you would have a lot more light coming in (one of the cons of this technology) and the pixels could be used as a filter to compensate and / or correct the color. This technology could be applied on smartphones as well as on tablets, but also on monitors.
Finally, a not indifferent detail: the coloring of the area around each of the four sensors to compose the logo on the display can also indicate the activation of the camera by alerting the user and protecting their privacy. It is unclear whether Microsoft will use this idea and, if so, on their own devices like the gamma Surface or in collaboration with other manufacturers. All that remains is to wait for official announcements.