Apple Supplier AMS Announces behind OLED Light and Proximity Sensors

Austrian Apple supplier AMS, which provides optical sensors for face recognition features on the iPhone, announced a new “behind OLED” light and infrared proximity sensor.

AMS has developed a new RGB light and IR proximity sensor that’s designed to be installed behind a smartphone’s OLED display, reducing the outside area required for these sensors.

AMS says that the “behind OLED” sensor will allow smartphone manufacturers to increase the display to body ratio even further. Ideally, this would mean that the sensors would be able to sit behind the screen.

According to AMS, the light and IR proximity sensor can sense ambient light passing through an OLED display, with unique algorithms developed to allow for accurate detection of ambient light without interference by the display’s pixel brightness.