On the surface, Samsung has become a big holdout in a year until all other smartphone makers have released their display with a brilliant cutout. But at the Samsung Developer Conference today, Samsung said it will soon join the trend. One of the keynote slides has shown some notch designs that are almost certainly delivered to Samsung branded devices since 2019.
Hassan Anjum, director of product marketing at Samsung, took the stage to show off a breakthrough in Samsung's previous bezel reduction and display size maximization. "We will go on, the bezel will shrink even more," Anjum said. "We will overcome the limit with the new lineup Infinity U, V, O display, these are new concepts at the corner and I can not wait to tell you more."
- Infinity U: This is basically the same as the notch design of the Essential Phone. . It is a small semi-oval that cuts the upper middle portion of the display.
- Infinity V: Similar to infinity U, but with four corners instead of a round half ellipse.
- Infinity O: This is a full circular cutout of the screen, not a "notch" at the top edge of the screen. It is still difficult to think that it appears to be visible and the response to it is very positive. What did you get from the small area above? Asus seems to be looking for ideas similar to ZenFone 6, and feedback was overwhelmingly bad.
- New Infinity: This seems to be completely notch-free. Anjum did not discuss this stage above, and this technology does not yet allow this design. In other words, Samsung can search for ideas about slider phones that can store self-camera and other components in places that are out of the ordinary place.
While the Galaxy S9 and Note 9 are here, enjoy the traditional screen design that represents Samsung's traditional smartphone.
Samsung had fun on Apple everyday about notch introduced on iPhone X last year. Perhaps Samsung will highlight the minimal display area affected by the new design when it is released as part of a new mobile phone.
But the lesson here is that you can not ignore the notch. This notch was at least until the company was able to remove it for a truly cutting-edge screen.