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Apple supplier AMS develops "behind OLED" optical sensor for phones

By Cookie Monster - on 9 Jan 2019, 12:10am

Apple supplier AMS develops "behind OLED" optical sensor for phones

The notch houses these components at the top of the display of the iPhone X/XR/XS/XS Max.

AMS, an Austrian company that provides Apple with optical sensors for its Face ID technology, has developed a "behind OLED" ambient light/proximity sensor. 

With the "behind OLED" optical sensor, AMS claims that smartphone makers can achieve the highest possible ratio of display area to body size by eliminating most or all the bezels. The new optical sensor is called the TCS3701. 

Since the notch of the iPhone is home to the infrared camera, flood illuminator, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, speaker, microphone, front camera and dot projector, the TCS3701 might not be able to remove the notch completely on the iPhone. What it can do is to reduce the size of the notch on future iPhones and iPads. 

Source: Reuters 

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