TCL just submitted a patent smartphone design with no visible cameras in sight


A smartphone with invisible cameras? How does that work? Well, the first thing that probably comes to your mind is using an under-display camera but this only works for the front. So what about the back? Let's find out.

According to LetsGoDigital, TCL's recent phone patent submission shows us that the front indeed doesn't have notch nor cutout front camera. However, the back design looks quite interesting as the top has a thicker bump than the rest of the body. If we had to guess, that's probably where the rear under-camera setup is located and it's said that the phone has a glass back that "changes colour" and allow it to appear to take photos.


This may sound quite bizarre but it's a commonly used technology in the aviation and automotive industry. Even new refrigerators that are using transparent body design have it, but only to a certain degree. Besides that, we can also see two physical buttons on the right side and a USB C port at the bottom.

Speaking of the under-display camera, the ZTE Axon 20 5G will be the first smartphone to showcase such feature on 1 September so that's exciting. We are really looking forward to it so until then, stay tuned for our news coverage at