Brace yourselves, Samsung is patenting notch-y handset designs!

Brace yourselves, Samsung is patenting notch-y handset designs!
The Galaxy S9 and S9+ eschew the whole screen cutout trend, opting for very slim top and bottom bezels instead, and still manage to clock in amazing screen-to-body ratios. That is why we thought that Samsung might be the only holdout against the notch in the universe of popular Android makers.

Not so fast, said Samsung, and patented what looks like a Galaxy S10 wannabe with a top bezel protrusion that houses the front camera and sensors. Interestingly enough, Samsung filed another patent, this time for what looks like a completely bezel-less cell phone, with barely a frame all around. 

To adhere to this wishlist, Samsung would have to tuck the finger scanner under the display, and find place for the front camera and other sensors paraphernalia as well. Hopefully, this would be achieved to a greater extent than thought with the Galaxy S10, as it's rumored to house an in-display fingerprint reader.


source: SIPO (1,2) via Mobilkoepen.nl (translated)

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55 Comments

1. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

LOLZZZZZ...

43. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

A Samsung Flagship WITHOUT a curved display? And... A notch? Call me a 'sheep in denial' but this is #FakeNews! And that absolutely fake looking "Samsung Electronics" logo squash any remaining doubts. Oh well, G'Day!

54. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

GROW UP Samsung, GROW the hell UP!!

2. NateDiaz

Posts: 1084; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

Samsung fanboys must be very unhappy.

32. Mr.Pussy

Posts: 348; Member since: Feb 16, 2017

Why are they unhappy? Samsung had this notch patent before the iPhone X but they never use them. Essential phone has a notch before the iPhone X also so should Apple fans be very unhappy then?lol

47. NateDiaz

Posts: 1084; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

Ah, ignorant. "iPhone X was being developed well before the Essential PH1 made its first public appearance" - Evan Blass

55. Invokana

Posts: 4; Member since: Mar 06, 2018

"before the Essential PH1 made its first public appearance" so when was the Essential phone developed? Who developed the phone first?

3. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 926; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

Just waiting for Itsrevelant to troll comment.

27. Techlover2018

Posts: 80; Member since: Jul 14, 2017

Don't you have anything better to do?

42. TechSceptic

Posts: 1156; Member since: Feb 05, 2018

Coming from the guy who chooses to comment on this.

4. fyah_king unregistered

But, looks nothing like the x. I do love the no black borders around the phone, though. The certain fruit phone still has big black borders everywhere. Lol Still, I will not buy the phone because of the big notch. I'll stick with the O.G. notch in my essential phone that everyone is copying.

10. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3100; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

No one is bothered to copy that poor start up company. They want to get some piece of that Apple pie.

34. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

Sure, Apple invented the notch, 2k screen and the phablet category. They started everything according to you.lol

41. Podrick

Posts: 1284; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

I don't know how you even came to that conclusion. Some people are in denial so much that they fail to see the point of a comment.

46. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3100; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

.... Which you missed my point entirely but whatever lol.

5. Diego!

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

I'd rather go with the notch design because it still has the 3.5mm jack :D

6. Ciro1900

Posts: 591; Member since: Dec 17, 2017

Lol, another Chinese copy of the iphone x

7. antroid

Posts: 386; Member since: Jan 24, 2018

You meant Korean lol

8. Ciro1900

Posts: 591; Member since: Dec 17, 2017

Copy the same

9. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3100; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Let's find a good excuse for this one lol.

14. notfair

Posts: 719; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

there is no excuse and period. however you take it it's bad: 1. you could say, that the notch is used because the OEM want to deliver a close to full screen display but it's limited by the HW. (need space for cameras and sensors) 2. they're just shameless copies of Iphone X because the OEMs are just trend followers not trend settlers. We comeback to the 1st point now... apple can do whatever it wants because it has a solid base of followers so whatever they throw at them it's fine. in android ecosystem it's totally different because they can't afford that luxury. don't like notch on say Sony, then go and buy a sammy... don't like the notch and you love and stuck in the iOS ecosystem, well tough luck for you.

24. cmdacos

Posts: 4099; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Well the patent was filed in May 2017 before leaks started showing the iPhone unibrow. I guess Samsung has someone on the inside at apple. Still. Hope Samsung realizes that the unibrow adds no value at all whether it's an iPhone or some hack oem. It's pointless and ugly.

31. 47AlphaTango

Posts: 718; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

@cmdacos Where's your proof that this patent was filed in may 2017?

37. YeahYeah

Posts: 250; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

"Interesting and worth noting is that the patent was filed way back in early 2016" http://mo.bi/2017/09/09/samsung-patents-iphone-8-like-sensor-notch-design/

44. cmdacos

Posts: 4099; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

In the source for this article.

45. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Actually it was filed way back in 2016.

13. Phantom1031

Posts: 263; Member since: Aug 02, 2014

Looks stupid as hell, similar to chinese copycats

15. irossdrummer

Posts: 366; Member since: Jan 17, 2015

Oh no..

16. bungid

Posts: 25; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

ha ha. Apple designer is the best.

17. dnomadic

Posts: 400; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

I am an Android fanboy (for the most part) but I have switched to Iphone x and gave it a fair chance. The notch Disappears after time and it is Actually "okay" ( I still dislike IOS! overall). There are minor annoyances with the notch in some Apps, but for the most part it is great. I will DEFINITELY BE SWITCHING BACK TO ANDROID...But I suspect that Android developers won't be as quick to update their apps as Apple Developers have (which will be a issue). Loving the full screen and will love it more once I switch back to the more organized and personalized layout. (I HATE having all my apps on my screens, I hate apps defaulting to the top, and I hate the little folder windows)..... Beyond that the Iphone x Design is pretty Stellar and I look forward to a well known and innovative Android company like Samsung doing something similar but hopefully even better.

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