In pursuit of a completely frameless design, Chinese companies have created, for example, a sliding camera for selfies. This technique allows you to get rid of a non-aesthetic cut. However, retractable cameras do not support face identification and also compromise the water resistance of the device. So Apple decided to go the other way.
Largan develops a special coating camera for a selfie that will allow manufacturers to make them invisible to the eyes. The technology is still at the development stage. The first devices will appear in 2020. Since Apple is one of Largan’s main customers, the iPhone will most likely get this technology first.
Given that Android manufacturers are increasingly launching phones with more than one front-facing camera, it would not be surprising that some of Apple’s largest competitors will also use masking coverage. After all, selfie cameras are visible on any smartphone, with a cutout or not.