The notch on Apple’s iPhone X has been a contentious topic, ever since the information was leaked online. Apple was taunted by many Android manufacturers (including Samsung), but the notch has slowly become a design inspiration for Android smartphone designers. Apple’s concept of a full-screen display with a notch has become a benchmark, or rather a conceptual idea for smartphone companies. The notch permits more screen space. It allows more space for usable elements. Now it has been leaked by a Dutch online publication Mobielkopen, that even Samsung will be using the notch on their next upcoming smartphone.
The leaked Samsung patent application files revealed by the publication states that the South Korean company will equip their upcoming smartphone with the display notch. Illustrations with the documents reveal an iPhone X-esque design. The design consists of a top-of-the-display notch. There is also an earpiece, camera and some sensors hosted on the notch. The display design gradually curves onto the edges, just like the Galaxy S9. The visible bottom lip is absent. It proves that the company will use Apple’s idea of bending the display at the edges. This will be done to shelter the driver below the panel.
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It has also been further speculated that the display notch could be sported in one of Samsung’s upcoming flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S10 or Galaxy Note 9.
In the design, the notch seems to be smaller than the one on iPhone X. It can be seen sporting a front camera and sensors with the earpiece. There is no fingerprint sensor in the patent design, which leads to predictions of an in-display sensor.
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The rear camera setup is observed to be without any special sensors. This speculates that the design will be used for a sub-premium smartphone (could be any of the A series smartphones). The device also has a headphone jack.
Whether if this is true, we will have to wait until it gets officially revealed. Until then, we will have to wait and hear more in the upcoming months.
(Image Credit: Mobielkopen)