Samsung Seeks Shift to Full Screen in New Smartphones

Samsung Seeks Shift to Full Screen in New Smartphones

Samsung Seeks Shift to Full Screen in New Smartphones

Yang Byung-Duk, Vice President of Samsung's Mobile Communications R&D Group Display, in a briefing has suggested that for companies to achieve a full-screen smartphone, it will require at least 1-2 years. This will be achieved by embedding cameras and all the other sensors beneath the display.

Galaxy A9 (2018), launched in November past year, integrates a 6.3-inch Full-HD + Super AMOLED Infinity display (1080 × 2220 pixels) and is also powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 eight-core, combined with a maximum of 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of integrated storage space.

Samsung aims to create "perfect full-screen" devices without punch-hole display or notch. In order to make such a device, all the sensors are a camera on the front side have moved under the display. One user on Samsung's support forums says that not only is the screen waking up, but that the smartphone is sensing the touch of the pocket and playing music via Spotify, turning on the flashlight, and launching random apps. Turning off the available Touch sensitivity feature that helps increase touch sensitivity of the screen when using screen protectors also doesn't help resist unnecessary touch inputs.

Yang further pointed out that the "Galaxy S10 is the only smartphone that has a hole in OLED display itself".


Samsung is working toward building phone displays where the front-facing camera hides under the display completely, similar to the way the fingerprint reader is embedded inside the displays of the latest Galaxy S10 phones. With those two technologies presumably under the belt, Samsung would now have to work on placing camera beneath a display.

The year 2019 is likely to be a watershed for smartphone makers, with foldable phones and 5G technology entering the market, offering the chance for firms to set new standards.

This interruption to the otherwise full-screen S10 display may elicit responses ranging from indifference to distraction. Other manufacturers, such as Vivo, are trying to do away with ports and buttons. This means that in the future, smartphones will have more of a unibody design with no design elements.

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