Published: Tue, April 17, 2018
Science | By Joan Schultz

Samsung patent reveals company is considering notched displays

Samsung patent reveals company is considering notched displays

The device has a facial recognition system, similar to installed into the iPhone X. the Lateral part of the phone display Samsung nearly none.

The king of smartphones when it comes to design and display and the largest phone maker, Samsung is said to be introducing a smartphone design what it must not.

In a Samsung patent application filed last month and spotted recently by Dutch gadget blog Mobielkopen, the South Korean consumer tech giant has shown that it's toying with the idea of building an iPhone X copycat. The iPhone X launch was delayed a year ago compared to that of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus because there were apparently issues with the production of the TrueDepth Camera system that powered the Face ID feature.

The phone shows off a bezel-less display with a dual-camera setup on the rear of the device. The fingerprint scanner appears to be missing from the device, indicating a possible under-display fingerprint sensor, a feature that the company has reportedly been working on.

The notch design has been a contentious topic among smartphone users. Despite not selling as many units as expected, the flagship alone made five times the profit of the aggregate profit of almost 600 Android device makers in the last quarter of 2017. With regular placement of the power button on the right, volume rockers on the left USB port and headphone jack at the bottom, one new design aspect is the placement of the sim-card tray on the top, which hasn't been till now, but may become a thing in the future. And it seems like, Apple's biggest competition Samsung may join Team Notch soon. Samsung has filed a patent for a phone that features a 99 percent screen-to-body ratio.

Samsung is so committed to the Infinity screen design, we thought we might escape seeing yet another iPhone X copycat emerge from the world's leading smartphone maker.

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