It's official: Samsung is embracing the notch with two new displays

It's official: Samsung is embracing the notch with two new displays
Until today, Samsung was just one of a few companies that refused to follow the notched display trend. In fact, a recent revelation suggested that it would skip the design entirely in favor of display holes. But today, in an unexpected move, the South Korean giant has announced that it will soon begin adopting notched panels.

Set to be known as Infinity-V and Infinity-U, the two new displays will be pretty similar thanks to small waterdrop notches that sit just above the screen. However, the differentiating factor between the two will actually be the shape of the element. See, just as their names suggest, the Infinity-U display will adopt a U-shaped notch while Infinity-V panels will use V-shaped ones. Elsewhere, though, the displays are expected to be identical. This means that rounded corners complete with slim side bezels and a small chin below the display are to be expected.

Samsung hasn’t confirmed when these two displays will make it to the market, but it did announce that they will be joined by two other panels. The first, and possibly the one that will be featured on the Galaxy S10 next year ,will be called Infinity-O. Instead of the controversial notch, this display will include a small hole in the top-left corner that houses the front-facing camera.

Separate to these traditional displays, the South Korean giant also announced its new Infinity Flex Display which, just as the name suggests, will be included on its upcoming foldable smartphone. Another thing worth noting is that it’s compatible with Samsung’s new One UI.

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3. Pcworld1976

Posts: 184; Member since: Sep 18, 2018

Hahaha S10 notch edition

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 31597; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Wowww!!! I never thought Samsung notch up, but I was wrong. Damnsung Samsung, adopting the Notch son.

70. middlehead

Posts: 466; Member since: May 12, 2014

This was a presentation from Samsung Display, not Samsung Mobile. It doesn't at all mean SM is going to use notched displays.

6. KakashiHatake4444

Posts: 79; Member since: Jul 30, 2018

After trolling the others you really gon do it. I really hope they're joking

33. Daftama

Posts: 641; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

What hot is in, it doesn't matter who does it. Especially if Apple does its successful why not. If your competitors are doing and they are gaining popularity, why not? They trolled hard, oh well who cares. Personally not a fan of any. If it will be benefit us. Let them Rumble like

37. nodes

Posts: 1163; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

there is nothing wrong with adopting the notch. the problem here is Samsung mocked it really hard, and then they adopt it eventually. and they are super late too.

58. iamdoctorluv

Posts: 32; Member since: Jan 14, 2017

Nope, there is no problem here.. Samsung was just finding ways to do it better because seriously the iPhone notch is just ugly and even though I don't like the infinity U or V, I still think it's a better implementation..

8. YeahYeah

Posts: 251; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

Samsung different type of displays doesn't mean they'll make a phone with a notch. Samsung have clients who'd like to purchase their displays. That was advertising. My money is on the new Infinity display or Infinity O

15. Subie

Posts: 2424; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

That's exactly what I was just thinking.

10. imlegitcusimthasht

Posts: 306; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

Lmao, it's a notch, but Samsung never said they didn't want a notch in general. They just don't want an long bar cutout style notch. If Samsung made fun of the notch Essential PH1, then I understand they are hypocrites, but they didn't. Thats like me making fun of the Volkswagen Beatle's shape, but that doesn't mean I still won't go for smaller round car, Maybe the newer Audi TT, or the rounder curvier Mini Coopers.

11. darkkjedii

Posts: 31597; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I heard they may ditch the headphone jack on some models too.

12. Sagemode87

Posts: 39; Member since: Aug 16, 2018

This is why I hate Apple.

13. mrochester

Posts: 1036; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

Lol what the hell has this got to do with Apple?

18. OneLove123

Posts: 1257; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

You mean, essential phone?

14. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1363; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Oh dear I hope this is done for other OEMs that want those sort of displays and that the Note 10 has the Under screen cameras and sensors.

16. BuffaloSouce unregistered

I don't want any cutout of any kind on my screen. If they're going this route with the flagships and ditch the 3.5mm headphone jack also, then it looks like the Note9 will be the last Samsung I ever buy.

46. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

The thing is, they are all going the same route. So if the note line is what you like you may as well stay with it because all are doing it.

63. TheOracle1

Posts: 2340; Member since: May 04, 2015

Same here and that's why I bought the NexS. Full screen, big battery and 3.5mm Jack.

17. syntaxlord

Posts: 239; Member since: Oct 01, 2018

Waiting for insanity in the comments section...

23. geordie8t1

Posts: 314; Member since: Nov 16, 2015

It didn't say they were coming, it said they were screen ideas they were working on, doesn't mean any of them will necessarily make it to market, and if they do there is no reason to suggest it will make it onto all devices, perhaps mid rangers..... At this time they are unconfirmed, only infinity flex is the guaranteed display for a foldable display

34. joshuaswingle

Posts: 653; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

Samsung said they are just around the corner and will follow up with more information in the near future, actually.

65. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Why was my comment "WHYYY" deleted from this post? What discussion rules it doesn't meet??

67. TheOracle1

Posts: 2340; Member since: May 04, 2015

So was mine. They seem to set the "rules" based on their mood.

68. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Thnx for telling. My comment probably received a lot of hate or sarcastic jokes for Apple/Samsung. But that shouldn't have been the reason to delete my comment. It's not my fault other people comment such things on it! Btw what comment did u make?

74. TheOracle1

Posts: 2340; Member since: May 04, 2015

Something about not using a Samsung phone since 2013 and not caring what Samsung do therefore opting to buy the NexS with no notch. It was completely innocent but stuck in the middle of the inane comments from that sheep Whatev. So I guess they just removed mine with his.

29. ShadowWarrior

Posts: 170; Member since: Aug 08, 2017

And so they follow, just like I have been telling everyone. Once Apple does it everyone has to too. And no one noticed Essential's notch anyways so it didn't matter compared to the impact Apple's monstrosity had.

40. cmdacos

Posts: 4320; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Many are already doing notched design better (Huawei, OP, etc) than the unibrow iPhone has. It's already outdated after just over a year. Still a notch of any size and shape is trash imo.

45. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

When are you going to understand THEY ALL COPY

32. alaw.14

Posts: 427; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

I hope that's the back of the phone.

42. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Hi , the new oneplus is using that v screen

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