Samsung is already planning to drop the punch-hole camera

Doris Richards
March 15, 2019

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.

It's likely to be several years before consumers see the "full screen" phone, however.

"Punching a hole in the OLED (organic light-emitting diode) display is a very challenging technology", Yang Byung-duk, Vice President of Samsung's Mobile Communication R&D Group Display, said in a briefing, Yonhap news agency reported. Yang admits that it won't be possible to build the true all-screen phone of the future for at least a few more years, but says it should be possible to hide the camera beneath the display within the next year or two.

Samsung is working on cameras that fully integrate into a smartphone display without requiring a hole, though the successor to notched and hole-punch panels won't be ready for a while yet.


But like the notch, punch hole displays still represent a design compromise, and aren't exactly aesthetically pleasing.

Yang then went on to reveal that the Infinity-O Display on the Galaxy S10 is somewhat of a milestone for screen innovation, but the real objective is to create a full-screen experience, adding that Samsung is considering implementing its own version of Crystal Sound to make that a reality.

Among the other designs Samsung is considering are in-display speakers, as well as haptic feedback sensors embedded in the screen. While the company can place the selfie camera under the OLED panel even with the existing technology, the image quality takes a serious hit. Which company will be the first to deliver this dream phone?

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