Despite the initial controversy for its off-putting design, the notch-powered display has gone mainstream as more and more OEMs are embracing the new design. The notch is an effective way to hide the selfie camera and other sensors that otherwise prevent smartphones from acquiring a true bezel-less design.
However, Samsung, the world’s largest smartphone manufacturer, is likely taking a different route to ensure a true bezel-less design. Rather than creating a notch on the display, the Seoul-based behemoth will adopt a display design which will have a small hole to conceal the selfie camera.
Termed as “Infinity-O display”, Samsung recently earned the patent rights for it. Most of the patent images have revealed a hole on the top-left corner of the display of the purported Galaxy S10, the next upcoming flagship from the company.
However, according to a new reveal we may not be waiting far too long till the launch of the Galaxy S10 as the Infinity-O display might be introduced with the mid-range Galaxy A8, which is likely to see the light at the end of this year or early next year. A new image of the device has leaked on the web jiving well with the previous patent images of the Galaxy S10 where the hole is positioned at the top-left corner of the front panel.
As of now, thanks to several leaks we know that the hole is expected to be laser-drilled and can’t be concealed at any stage during the usage of the phone. While the top-left corner hole, which is also significantly small in size, won’t interfere much with the full-screen multimedia viewing, there, however, exist reservations as to how images will turn out to be when taken by a laser-drilled selfie camera. We are hopeful like always Samsung won’t leave us with any gripe whatsoever. You please stay tuned for more info which is likely to soon emerge in this regard.