Samsung already killed the notch with the Galaxy S10 — now it’s trying to design a ‘perfect full-screen’ phone
Samsung is working on a new phone design with a full screen, according to a Korean news outlet.
To achieve this look, Samsung is trying to embed the phone’s cameras and sensors beneath its display.
The technology is likely still a little ways away, as the report says it wouldn’t be possible to make a full-screen phone in the next one to two years.
With its new Galaxy S10 lineup, Samsung has gotten very close to designing a phone with a screen that extends seamlessly from edge-to-edge. But in the long term, the company aims to create a phone with a “perfect full-screen” by embedding the cameras and sensors underneath the display, according to Korean news outlet Yonhap News Agency.
Samsung’s Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+ have an ultrasonic fingerprint sensor that’s embedded in the display, but the phones’ selfie cameras and facial recognition sensors are located in a hole-punch cutout near the top of the screen. Samsung calls this its “Infinity O” display, and it allows the company to expand the size of the phones’ screen without sacrificing its front-facing cameras.
While Samsung considers this Infinity O display to be a milestone, it’s working on a full-screen aesthetic for future devices, according to the report. But it likely won’t appear in new smartphones anytime soon.
“Though it wouldn’t be possible to make (a full screen smartphone) in the next 1-2 years, the technology can move forward to the point where the camera hole will be invisible, while not affecting the camera’s function in any way,” Yang Byung-duk, the vice president of Samsung’s Mobile Communication R&D Group Display said in a briefing to Yonhap News Agency.
Apple, Google, and other phone makers have worked around this problem in the past by adding a larger cutout located near the top of the phone, which …read more
Source:: Business Insider