Samsung Joins The Train – Patents Notched and Full Display Designs
Samsung is among the few phone manufacturers yet to board the train of notched displays makers, but the Korean company seems to be succumbing to the peer pressure. According to a new set of listings, Samsung has patented a design featuring a screen with a prominent cutout.
The cutout will accomodate a proximity sensor, earpiece, and a selfie camera, while the screen stretches to all four sides, leaving minimal bezels. The back, though, is pictured with various camera setups, one of them suspiciously close to the one on Apple’s iPhone X.
From the images, it appears the South Korean company has patented all the designs just in case.
The dual setup can be seen placed horizontally in the upper left corner with and without antenna bands coming through it.
There is also a vertical setup that reminisces of the Apple flagship and of course a variant with the usual camera placement for Samsung – in the center.
The second document, found at SIPO, reveals that Samsung has a 100% screen-to-body phone on the drawing board. It has no bezels whatsoever, leaving us scratching our heads what will happen with the earpiece and the selfie camera.
The patent might also be for a new type of screen protection, probably some sort of in-house scratch-resistant glass. That way Samsung will stop buying Gorilla Glass components from Corning, but at this point, we are just speculating.