Poll results: turns out a hole-in-the-display is not that bad...

Poll results: turns out a hole-in-the-display is not that bad...
Yesterday, Samsung launched the Galaxy A8s in China. A phone, which very likely gives us hints of what's to come with the next flagship — the Galaxy S10. And what's that? Well, the lack of a headphone jack is one thing... and a hole in the display is another. See, Samsung is not going the "notch way". Instead, it'll house the selfie camera in an isolated circular cutout at the top of the screen, with all other phone sensors hidden beneath it.

Technological achievement? Sure! A bit weird to look at? Well... possibly.

We stared at the few hands-on photos we have access to and it's definitely something different. We thought we'd ask you whether you like it or hate it. Turns out, almost half of the voters feel like they could get used to it, and about a third of all users say they actually liked it! The sentiment is mirrored across our social media posts — while it's got its fair share of opponents, the Infinity-O is getting a warm reception for now.

So, how do you find that Infinity-O display?

Nope, nope, nope... I'd rather have two Pixel 3 XL notches on my screen!
17.04%
It's... different... I can get used to that, I guess
48.47%
Oh, I like that!
34.49%

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18 Comments

1. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1126; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

The poll options were poor.

2. turk_az

Posts: 75; Member since: May 11, 2012

there wasn't an option for NO for Notch and Hole so the poll is WRONG!

3. alanrock

Posts: 220; Member since: Oct 04, 2018

what kind of result can you get with these options?

4. Kaostheory

Posts: 16; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

Hey guys I have some TVs and monitors for sale. They have some dead pixels so the price will be increased accordingly!

5. baldilocks

Posts: 1422; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Once the technology drops for both under screen cameras and sensors that don't require blank space, then we will have something.

9. tedkord

Posts: 17041; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I'm not really sure how they're going to do under screen cameras - a camera needs a clear light path from the object being shot to the sensor.

6. epdm2be

Posts: 815; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

No jack, no sale! And as far as that hole goes, Samsung can shove it....

7. bucknassty

Posts: 1252; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

Poor options...

8. CableTelcontar

Posts: 81; Member since: Nov 19, 2014

I don't understand if PA is actually trying to gather objective emperical data or they are just going for clickbait. You put up a poll with so many comments complaining about the poor options and what they will rather have, and then you "post your results" without any mention of said comments?

10. monoke

Posts: 1113; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

If this is next year's solution to near bezel less design, then I'm skipping it. This is at best a temporary solution that will be rid of in a year's time just like the notch craze. Trust me. U buy one of these phones and ur gonna look back... 'Gawd damn... I bought one of these phones? Wtf was I thinking?!' lmao.

15. mixedfish

Posts: 1542; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

Bezel life for me, I'm so glad I didn't pay a cent for any of these abominations.

11. CandyBar

Posts: 41; Member since: Dec 08, 2017

Who cares. Hole; notch; bezels....sorry but today's devises don't really do much more than yesterdays. To me, yesterdays design with bezels, if you are like many people and keep your phone in a case, work much better than the large screens with little or no bezels - if you need to swipe from the bottom top or sides (who would ever have to do that.....) with a protective case, it's difficult to get your thumb on the edge.

12. JC557

Posts: 1914; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

They need to find a way to make it a full display and then shut off the hole area when the front facing camera is needed. As for the proximity sensors, maybe they can make them even smaller and place them elsewhere or be innovative in design and placement.

13. Paximos

Posts: 277; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

Interesting. This site says not that bad and another tech blog states that it is as bad as a notch LOL

14. mixedfish

Posts: 1542; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

Lmao the choices are basically maybe, yes and yes. So what's the end result going to be?

16. Chumley

Posts: 38; Member since: Jan 22, 2018

The hole is beyond stupid. I have a hard time believing anyone at Samsung would approve this! IF you're going to have this ridiculous dead spot, at least center it. Almost every app has a navigation key or function tucked in the upper right or left corner. Are you really going to limit screen space to BELOW that hole? How is that better than a couple mm bezel? Or a small notch for that matter?!... Look at the picture. Small bezel up top but a huge waste of space for this gallery app. Actual app starts WAY down the screen below the hole!

17. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1189; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

Obviously stupid poll options will finally give stupid results...

18. xfire99

Posts: 1203; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

Samungs fans syas its fine. Apple fans says its fine. Neutral ones says its damn ugly!

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