In 2018, the first Xiaomi smartphone with a notch arrived on the market, the Mi 8 with its high resemblance to the iPhone X was the first to have this design on its screen, seeking to offer an improved facial unlocking thanks to the inclusion of several sensors that they parameterized facial features. This improvement therefore brought an inconspicuous design that had quite a few detractors and that has since implemented in all the company’s smartphones the functionality of hiding the selfie or notch camera on a Xiaomi, Redmi or POCO smartphone.
The notch, or called in Spanish “eyebrow” was and continues to be one of the solutions to house all kinds of biometric sensors that measure the depth of the face. Apple with the iPhone X was the forerunner of this on-screen design. Today Apple is one of the manufacturers that continue to opt for this design to have facial unlocking with the use of Face ID.
Xiaomi, looking for an improved design of the Mi 6, launched the Mi 8 with this design and implemented the function of hiding the notch. A functionality that has been creeping over the years and that is currently still found in smartphones that have a selfie camera embedded in the screen or in the form of a drop.
In this way, the smartphone adopts a different design at the top that seeks to camouflage the selfie camera with black bezels.
How to hide the selfie or notch camera on a Xiaomi, Redmi or POCO smartphone
You may be new to the brand and do not know that this option existed, so we are going to teach you in a few steps how to hide the selfie or notch camera through a black bezel that minimally reduces the screen of your smartphone to make the camera integrate in that black bevel that seeks to imitate as if it were part of the terminal’s chassis.
To do this go to the application Settings> Display> Control center and Notification bar> Hide notch. Here we will find several options that would be: Do not hide the notch, Hide without moving the status bar, Hide and move the status bar.
Now you have to follow the steps and choose the design that you like the most or that suits your use.
We hope that this simple guide on how to hide the selfie or notch camera on a Xiaomi, Redmi or POCO smartphone has been helpful. You can check more articles like this in our guides section.
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