Samsung's plans to kill the notch: Yes, please.


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The leaked under-screen technologies come via reliable tipster Ice Universe, who posted an image of a slide detailing them on Twitter. Obviously, the implications are huge: if Samsung is the first company to bring these technologies to market they would crush the competition. No bezels would be required on the whole phone, only the pixels covering the camera sensor would need to be turned off (briefly) for it to take a photo. But the jury is still out on whether Samsung will be able to introduce them with the Galaxy S10.

These technologies are very new, and while there’s no doubt every company has had them on their minds for a while now, it’s late in the game for the S10 to only be hearing about an under-screen camera now. Leaks about under-screen fingerprint scanners on Samsung phones have cropped up in the past, and they’ve all been wrong. It is likely to be feature on the S10, however, given the fact that so many other manufacturers are bringing it to market.

Surely, the technologies were grouped together in the slide and Samsung was the first to eliminate side bezels with their edge displays. 'Samsung Mobile News' reports that Samsung have a “handful of prototypes” with the tech and the company's CEO said the S10 will feature "very significant changes," but what exactly that means for 2019 remains to be seen. The Galaxy S9, while a solid phone, has not done great because of its similarity to the S8.

Plus, it would bring massive shame to Samsung to introduce a notch straight after they mocked it on Google’s Pixel 3 XL. It also seems unlikely, though it is possible, that they’d go with the pop-up camera found on a couple Chinese phones.

How have phones improved in the last few years? Size and bezel reduction is one of the most notorious things that comes to mind. How will phones improve in the next few years? Well hopefully, that notch will disappear.

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Notch takes screen space. When I watch a video, I want more screen and less phone. Is there any science behind the notch? Like is it serving some complicated scientific productivity purpose?
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Notch takes screen space. When I watch a video, I want more screen and less phone. Is there any science behind the notch? Like is it serving some complicated scientific productivity purpose?
Pretty sure the top is just the best spot for the camera and sensors, where would they be if the entire front is screen? The notch is just to get the most screen possible.
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They may be getting rid of the notch (which is a good thing), but they are also getting rid of the headphone jack (not cool).


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I see them on twitter I guess I going to shed my two cents with them.. Need to start coming out new tech get rid of these breakable case housing.
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Breaking News: Following Samsung's announcement, Apple has Invented the notchless design for the iPhone XI ! Completely innovative and unique it's worth every penny of it $2000 price tag!
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Some thoughts - the notch was made mainstream by apple. Every time you are buying an Android phone with or without a notch you're actually validating Apple's design choices. You didn't know you need it a notch until Apple brought one to the market. You didn't know you need a fluid interface until Apple invented iphone. Let's face it - Apple moved things forwards - I remember buttoning old windows mobile pdas and smartphones in showroom - they ran like crap ... Iphone was ahead all of them.


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kettle calling the pot black? -- your voluminous 329 comments are all in News & Comments and no original topics created by you. Bet you hang on Facebook the same way.
Ironic. You try to insinuate others use Facebook as an insult, but then you conflate post count with quality. Truly, forum posters are cancer.