Samsung seeks shift to full screen in new phones

Joanna Estrada
March 14, 2019

In a briefing this week, Samsung made it clear that while the Infinity-O display of the S10 is a "milestone", it's also a stepping stone on the path to a true full-screen display - one unimpeded by hole punches or bezels.

On a related bit of news, if none of these official wallpapers tickle your fancy and you aren't a Reddit user either, Samsung has added an official Galaxy S10 cutout section (via SamMobile) to the Galaxy Themes store. "Hole display is not one of the design options, but it is a noteworthy achievement in terms of the display technological advances".

"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", he said. Back in October 2018, the company gave a presentation in which it said that it wants to maximize screen real estate by using technologies such is an in-display fingerprint reader, under-display camera sensors, in-display speakers, and haptic display technologies. We know for a fact that Samsung's been mulling over the idea for a while, but rival LG beat it to the punch with the LG G8 ThinQ.

Samsung's aversion to notches made the company punch a hole in the display of the Galaxy S10 series to house the front camera and while such a design does increase screen estate, the South Korean behemoth ultimately wants to come out with a phone with a ideal display that's not marred by any hole or pill-shaped cutout.

The flagship smartphone also features the world's first ultrasonic fingerprint reader on the screen, ditching the physical pads located in various places on previous devices.

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