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Samsung files trademark for Galaxy S8's 'Infinity Display'

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Galaxy S8 press render leaked by Evan Blass

Galaxy S8 press render leaked by Evan Blass

Amid the swirling vortex of Galaxy S8-related rumors and leaks, we can say with relative certainty that the upcoming flagship will pack an edge-to-edge display with an impressive screen-to-body ratio. More than once, we've heard that Samsung will call this the 'Infinity Display,' and a new trademark filing suggests the company has settled on this moniker. 

Filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the application tells us virtually nothing as to what Infinity Display actually entails -- save the fact that it's to be used primarily with mobile telephones. The lack of detail makes sense given that Samsung wants to keep the S8 and S8+ under wraps for as long as possible, despite several significant leaks and sightings over the past week or so. 

At first glance of the recent (and reliably-sourced) press render, the Galaxy S8's design is in-keeping with previous Sammy smartphones. The curved-edge finish is not unlike the current Galaxy S7 edge or the doomed Galaxy Note 7, but there are a couple of obvious differences. 

Notably, the physical home key below the display is no more, with a button-less finish contributing to the overall polish of the 'Infinity' aesthetic. The fingerprint scanner will likely be placed to the rear of the device beside the main camera, while the reshuffle could also include a physical button on the side to accommodate Sammy's Bixby virtual assistant

Following a bevy of leaks showing the device in all its glory, it's easy to forget that we have a good few weeks left until the UNPACKED Samsung Galaxy S8 showcase, which will take place on March 29th. Still, we'll keep you posted with the latest updates as they arrive, and in case you haven't already, check out our rumor review for a full Galaxy S8 and S8+ round-up


source: USPTO via SamMobile

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posted on 03 Mar 2017, 05:39 11

1. peace247 (Posts: 416; Member since: 26 Apr 2014)


Best smartphone ever

posted on 03 Mar 2017, 05:43 22

2. ibend (Posts: 6435; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


*until note8

posted on 03 Mar 2017, 06:01

3. androiduser (Posts: 217; Member since: 18 Jun 2014)


Usually i like the note line more but this time im leaning more towards the gs8 because it will have Qhd in comparison to the note 8 which will have 4k

posted on 03 Mar 2017, 06:04 2

4. SupermanayrB (Posts: 800; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)


Has that been confirmed or is it just rumored? Either way I'm getting the Note 8.

posted on 03 Mar 2017, 06:31

9. GreenMan (Posts: 1718; Member since: 09 Nov 2015)


Aye, until Note 8...

I'm starting to like you, little bend...!

Oh well,

G'Day!

posted on 03 Mar 2017, 07:04 1

15. UglyFrank (Posts: 1877; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


There hasn't been a real reason to wait for the Note since the Note 4. The 5/7 were basically the same as their smaller counterparts except for the pen, larger screen and slight UI updates.

posted on 03 Mar 2017, 07:16

17. remixfa (Posts: 14597; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


It's rumored.

I'd rather have the note 8 but I need a new phone with a properly working camera for my eurotrip in may, so most likely an s8+ is my future.

I dont want a 4k screen. It just takes up battery and resources for no real world difference.
Now if they throw in a gear VR with it, I might change my tune. But for day to day... its just extra resources.

posted on 03 Mar 2017, 08:48 2

23. MrElectrifyer (Posts: 3823; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


Even if it's confirmed, it's not like this is iOS where every little thing is dictated to you, there'll definitely be an option to reduce the resolution to QHD just like the Note 7 offered...

posted on 03 Mar 2017, 08:55 4

24. tedkord (Posts: 13235; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


There has. I had the Note 7, and replaced it with the S7 Edge. The Note 7 was better in nearly every way. Battery was MUCH better. Performance was better. Even comfort in the hand was better. That's not mentioning the features the Note had that this phone doesn't.

I don't like my S7 Edge. I'm not even considering either of the S8 models. And I sincerely hope the Note 8 doesn't have the incredibly stupid fingerprint scanner placement.

posted on 03 Mar 2017, 09:02

26. MrElectrifyer (Posts: 3823; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


Here's hoping that sensor at the back isn't a fingerprint scanner. Instead, perhaps an additional S-Health sensor...

posted on 03 Mar 2017, 09:10

27. sissy246 (Posts: 3518; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


Rumored
But I am still going to wait for the note 8

posted on 03 Mar 2017, 09:15

28. Rampage_Taco (Posts: 407; Member since: 17 Jan 2017)


I can agree with you that the N7 definitely beats the S7e. The software they built into the N7 was just more fluid with the Android system and made the smaller battery last longer.

And the Edge of the N7 being more refined and not as apparent, making the phone feel better to hold and look amazing. Happy to see the S8 carry on that design

posted on 03 Mar 2017, 09:17

30. joeytaylor (Posts: 870; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)


How much difference between the Note 5 and Note 7 edge screen curvature

posted on 03 Mar 2017, 09:41 1

34. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 13509; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


First off, Samsung allows for you to reduced the screen resolution all the way down to 720p. I don't see that changing with the Note 8.

Also, you have no idea how much power their 4K display will use. Again though, you can reduce the resolution to your liking.

Also, Samsung QHD display uses less power than the 1080p in the iPhone Plus model. So if their 4K display could use roughly the same, where is the problem?

If you don't want 4K, then you don't want it. But making lame excuses that don't apply, or you have no idea about the facts as of yet is pretty premature.

posted on 03 Mar 2017, 09:54 2

36. Rampage_Taco (Posts: 407; Member since: 17 Jan 2017)


The Note 5 didn't have an edge. But when you compare the edges of the s6edge, s6edge+, s7edge, and Note 7. The Note 7's had a tighter curve, as opposed to the gradual edges of the prior phones. It definitely makes the phone feel more like a regular flat panel phone with rounded edges. I'm not sure if you had a chance to hold the Note 7 but I'm sure you'll like the feel of the s8/s8+/Note8.

posted on 03 Mar 2017, 10:27

43. joeytaylor (Posts: 870; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)


I never had a chance to look at the Note 7....i currently have the S7.....the S7 edge had a big curve.......I like a more gentle curve.....not sure what I want to do....i am kind of in the same boat I was in with my S5.....the S6 and Note 5 didn't impress me enough to upgrade.....so I may sit out till the S9

posted on 03 Mar 2017, 10:58

48. Rampage_Taco (Posts: 407; Member since: 17 Jan 2017)


Phonearena has had images showing the curve differences between the devices.

The old edges were more of a slide off and the Note 7 edge was like a plunge. The s7 has a very small curve to the edges that isn't really noticeable without a glass screen protector. So imagine if you just reduced the thickness of the sides

posted on 03 Mar 2017, 11:22

50. trojan_horse (Posts: 3909; Member since: 06 May 2016)


Most likely the S-Heakth sensor, as the fingerprint scanner should be embedded in the display itself.

posted on 03 Mar 2017, 16:03

57. azimesmail (Posts: 252; Member since: 23 Nov 2014)


What's wrong with 4K? It'll be great for VR users.

posted on 03 Mar 2017, 06:23 1

5. Chuck007 (Posts: 1280; Member since: 02 Mar 2014)


Doesn't HP hold the trademark for that?

posted on 03 Mar 2017, 06:25 6

6. Plasticsh1t (Posts: 1763; Member since: 01 Sep 2014)


I believe it's Dell.

posted on 03 Mar 2017, 06:31 3

8. Martineverest (Posts: 468; Member since: 27 Oct 2015)


dell infinity display on XPS laptops

posted on 03 Mar 2017, 07:06 6

16. Chuck007 (Posts: 1280; Member since: 02 Mar 2014)


Just did a little research and it appears to be neither?

Dell's implementation is called Infinity Edge and HP's is called Radiance Infinity (from 2011).

posted on 03 Mar 2017, 06:26 8

7. Plasticsh1t (Posts: 1763; Member since: 01 Sep 2014)


When it falls on the ground and break the screen you will shed "infinity tears".

posted on 03 Mar 2017, 06:34 7

10. TechGirl90 (Posts: 241; Member since: 06 Feb 2017)


And will have to pay Infinity dollars for repairs.

posted on 03 Mar 2017, 06:37 7

11. GreenMan (Posts: 1718; Member since: 09 Nov 2015)


I used to be skeptical about edge-to-edge displays myself... I can understand your concern, plastic... Ahem... poop...

But The S7 Edge, for instance, has hardened aluiminium edges and Gorilla Glass 4 which is "EXTREMELY" resistant to drops and scratches... So unless you intentionally throw your "Edgy Edge" on the ground from sky high, I don't think its going to shatter from mere 4 to 5 feet drops...

I'm 6'2", slightly taller than average and I normally hold my phone just about my chest at about 4'5", maybe even less, while walking... And I believe that GG 4 is more than capable of absorbing damage at such height...

Oh well,

G'Day!

posted on 03 Mar 2017, 06:55 4

12. Mreveryphone (Posts: 1158; Member since: 22 Apr 2014)


It's not as fragile as you think... It's just as breakable as any other smartphone...

posted on 03 Mar 2017, 06:56

13. GreenMan (Posts: 1718; Member since: 09 Nov 2015)


Galaxy S7 Edge and iPhone 6S Plus drop test:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GU8S_BjByKU

Interestingly enough, the metallic and glass back on the S7 Edge is more fragile than the front... The front is ROCK SOLID as clearly seen in the video...!!!

Same drop that shattered the back just couldn't do the same with the nice and sharp display...!

posted on 03 Mar 2017, 07:30 3

18. TechGirl90 (Posts: 241; Member since: 06 Feb 2017)


That's just one instance, here are several that didn't fare well.

https://www.youtube.com/shared?ci=-6gk_QnGq6o

https://www.youtube.com/shared?ci=NGrzW5FEX8M (this one is crazy)

https://www.youtube.com/shared?ci=frGtCyfTQC8

https://www.google.com/amp/forums.androidcentral.com/samsung-galaxy-s7/696764-samsung-galaxy-s7-screen-cracked-itself.html%3Famp (this user claims they never dropped it.)

Here's several images of a cracked GS7, look closely to were most of these cracks begin.

https://www.google.com/search?q=cracked+S7+Edge&client=ms-android-htc&prmd=sivn&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjc2NWxtrrSAhXH7oMKHZI9DrEQ_AUICCgC&biw=360&bih=560&dpr=4

This user responded to me off my Google+ about what happen to his S7 edge, here's the quote.

"+Tech Girl90‚Äč I agree 100%. Mines dropped with a $30 spigen case and the edge still cracked"

Link:https://plus.google.com/+Pocketnow/posts/HvLS​pZexSrq

So even with a case, this thing still has the likelihood of cracking.

I don't think this is a wise design choice that Samsung continues to use, that is just my opinion, you don't have to agree.

posted on 03 Mar 2017, 07:52 1

19. marorun (Posts: 5029; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


GreenMan i sold about same amount of edge and non edge S7.

the edge version overheat more often.
Its also have much more broken and cracked screen when drop.
GG 3-4-5-6-7-1000 will never be as solid as a real bezel.
screenprotector are much harder to find and if you want a good protection case you will loose big part of your edge to it.

Some edge phone broke with 3 feets drop its really depend on what its drop by example ceramic is a killer even at less than 3 feets.

So in the end its useless

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