UPDATE: It is just a concept, not a real image. More details here.
Over the past couple of days, two images started to surface on Weibo that allegedly show the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro and the front glass panel for the phone. Right now we can’t confirm the authenticity of these images, so please take everything here with a big grain of salt, but if we are to believe these leaks, the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro may be the first commercially available smartphone with an under-display front-facing camera.
Things are not too far fetched. Xiaomi (and others) have been working on this technology for quite some time and we saw teasers of it in action. So it is safe to say that the tech is almost ready. How ready we can’t tell for sure right now, but I do believe that if not this year, next year we will certainly see it launched. These leaks related to the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro seems to indicate that we will see it quite soon, on the 23rd of February to be more precise, in the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro.
There have been leaks of the Xiaomi Mi 10 that indicate it will have a 90Hz AMOLED display with two punch holes for the two front-facing cameras. The “Pro” version will go a step further and use a modified SAMOLED panel that has the center changed to allow for an under-display selfie camera, while still keeping the 90Hz refresh rate.
If we are to analyze the image, there are a few things that stand out, things that can both indicate it is real or fake. For example, the Xiaomi Logo and 10 year anniversary seem real and, if it is fake, the maker knows a few things about the company. On top of the screen, in the center, you can see a small black dot that is probably the camera being visible slightly. On the “fake” side, we only see one signal indicator, even though Xiaomi launches phones with dual-SIM capabilities. As for the screen cover, it could simply be a screen protector or from a different phone altogether. What do you think? Real or fake?