Samsung to hide the front facing camera behind screen
Mar 16 2019
Without this hole punch, used in Samsung's new "Infinity-O" displays, manufacturers have to create a small cut at the top of the display for cameras and other sensors.
With its new Galaxy S10 lineup, Samsung has got very close to designing a phone with a screen that extends seamlessly from edge-to-edge.
That said, Samsung's folding phone had been rumored to be in the works for several years prior to release, so it seems all the more plausible that a "full screen" design will take equally, if not more, time to develop.
Yang said the company is also considering development of Crystal Sound OLED display, which can make the screen double as a speaker. To counter this, Samsung is now working on display technology that would allow it to make a truly "full screen" smartphone with no notches or punch hole cutouts.
As CNBC reports, Samsung is working on such a solution, but it won't appear anytime soon.
"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", Yang was quoted as saying by Yonhap. "Hole display is not one of the design options, but it is a noteworthy achievement in terms of the display technological advances".
I can already imagine some of the incoming comments from our readers, asking me how it's possible that I have had noticed performance issues on Samsung's flagship phones while they haven't. The Korea-based electronics giant showed off its flexible display technology as far back as 2013, but only debuted its first foldable phone in 2019.