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(Pocket-lint) - There was a lot of talk about Samsung releasing an under-display camera in the Galaxy S21 flagship phone. However, that's not the case - but Samsung is releasing a device with such a camera. But it's a laptop, not a flagship phone.

In the past Samsung has shown off its under-display development projects, proving that the company can deliver such technology. So it's no surprise to see it implemented - especially when other brands, such as ZTE, are already releasing such products (namely the ZTE Axon 20 5G).

So what is this mystery device with an under-display camera? It's a Samsung laptop complete with what the company calls 'Blade Bezel' - i.e. there's hardly any trim around the edges of the screen, making for an almost edge-to-edge experience. And it looks mighty impressive, we must say.

Given that there's no bezel in which to mount a camera, the only solution - in the screen area, at least, as we've seen keyboard-placed cameras before now (see Huawei) - is for an under-display option.

It'll remain more-or-less hidden from sight at all times, although we suspect the visual fidelity in a small area where the camera needs to "see" through the screen will be lower - as we've seen in other examples.

As for privacy, there's a question mark over the control of such a camera. It's not as though you can apply a privacy shutter here. And a sticky note on the screen to cover it? Well, it'd literally be on the screen itself, as there's basically no bezel. First world problems, eh?

Writing by Mike Lowe. Editing by Stuart Miles. Originally published on 14 January 2021.