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Galaxy S10 may ditch the earpiece for a 6.2" sound-emitting display, edge-to-edge glory


An interesting sound-emitting display concept by Samsung got our attention when showcased at the Society of Information Displays (SID) 2018 expo last month. As you can see in the video above, the Samsung rep explains how a panel using vibration and bone conduction may negate the need for an earpiece, helping extend the screen all the way from top to bottom. They had a "Sound on Display" tech prototype at hand, running in what seems to be a Galaxy S9+ casing, and the presenter joked that we are actually looking at the Galaxy S10 display here.

This might be the Galaxy S10 body, just add water, and shave off the earpiece

This might be the Galaxy S10 body, just add water, and shave off the earpiece

Lo and behold, a fresh report out of Korean media today tips that this prototype won't stay such for long. The publication states that both Samsung and LG are ready to commercialize their sound-emitting OLED displays in flagship phones next year, and the source even goes on to peg the exact size of Samsung's screen in question - 6.2 inches. Coincidentally, this is the size of the S9+ display, so we keep our hopes high that Samsung could introduce an edge-to-edge Galaxy S10 with the panel of the S9+, but an even more compact body. Sweet!

The transmission bandwidth is said to be in the 100 ~ 8000 Hz range, and, thanks to the very fine vibrations, you would only hear the sound if you put your ear to a fairly wide area at the top half of the screen, denoted with a circular symbol here. In fact, Vivo just announced one phone with such technology, the edge-to-edge NEX, which might be a harbinger of things to come next year. Vivo calls this Screen SoundCasting, and says that "compared to other audio solutions for bezel-less smartphones, it conserves power, reduces sound leakage, and optimizes low to high pitch sound for a better and more balanced audio experience." Word.

In fact, LG already has a product with a sound-emitting screen on the market, its Crystal Sound line of OLED TVs and LED lights, and it apparently plans to bring the technology downmarket to its phones, too. Samsung also demonstrates a touchscreen panel that can work under water, so that's another area to dream about when it comes to the 2019 Galaxy or Note crop.

source: ETNews (translated)

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69 Comments

shiv179

Posts: 103; Member since: Aug 08, 2012

Very interesting!

Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1039; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

Once more shows where true innovation is found.

Bankz

Posts: 2419; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

vivo nex s?

Ciro1900

Posts: 591; Member since: Dec 17, 2017

Yes beleave they pay sony for patent

Tipus

Posts: 740; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

Don't forget your "crapmoled pentile," and whatever crap you're posting all the time :))

TechNeck

Posts: 596; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

The iPhone X has a Amoled Lentils screen.

tedkord

Posts: 16888; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

It's made of light emitting beans?

TechNeck

Posts: 596; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

Autocorrect on my phone triggers my soul.

darkkjedii

Posts: 30341; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

LMAOOOOO!

Cat97

Posts: 1532; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Show me a Samsung phone without those ugly top and bottom bezels and then I will admit they are innovating. Right now they are way behind.

sachouba

Posts: 258; Member since: Jun 08, 2014

You mean, they are way behind with a screen-to-body ratio that's higher than most smartphones which have a notch (including the iPhone X)?

sissy246

Posts: 6701; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Samsung has one of the highest screen to body on a phone without the ugly notch. Even more screen to body then the iX.

nodes

Posts: 1106; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

but it makes the phone taller. put S8 and iPhone X side by side, iPhone X is way more compact, S8 is too long/wide.

sissy246

Posts: 6701; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Maybe for you, some of us don't mind. I love my note 8 and doesn't bother me that it is tall.

nodes

Posts: 1106; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

yeah, it's personal preference thing. my point is screen-to-body ratio is one thing, but how they distribute the bezels or the screen shape(notch vs no-notch) is also a key factor, very often overlooked.

Darckent

Posts: 83; Member since: Sep 17, 2016

Way more compact lol way to over exaggerate.. And in those few millimetres that the s9 is taller it houses a bigger resolution screen,finger print scanner, iris unlock,SD card slot and headphone jack.... For a cheaper price lmfaooo

nodes

Posts: 1106; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

about 5mm isn't few. troll elsewhere man.

apple-rulz

Posts: 1723; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Yes, in Sony and LG.

Jimrod

Posts: 1598; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Yeah, the Sharp Aquos Crystal from 2014 you mean? Vibration speaker built into screen... https://goo.gl/2n5cNS

raky_b

Posts: 346; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Just wait for Xiaomi fans....you'll see that Sharp doesn't matter and that Mi Mix was the first one.

Papa_Ji

Posts: 754; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

Waiting for a the true anniversary edition smartphone.

ahmadkun

Posts: 474; Member since: May 02, 2016

Samsung Samsung Samsung !

Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

It is Sony's acoustic surface tech. Same used on Bravia A1E. Sammy does not bring new stuff... https://sumahoinfo.com/next-xperia-xz3-pro-will-not-have-acoustic-surface-display-patent-sold

kabiluddin

Posts: 272; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Man, shut up. I'm saying this as a Sony fan.

BuffaloSouce

Posts: 1042; Member since: May 01, 2017

What matters is who implements the tech better... Samsung and LG are going to bring it to the frontlines for more mainstream use and improve over how Sony used it. Sony should be shouting how they've used this tech and advertise it but they continue to just sit there with their thumbs up their asses

nodes

Posts: 1106; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

funny, that is what Apple fans speak about for years and is ridiculed everytime, and now it's Samsung fans.

Ciro1900

Posts: 591; Member since: Dec 17, 2017

I do not think Samsung idiots make that technology work

Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1351; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

But SONY aint able to bring it phone. Right?

Loubielou

Posts: 603; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

This will stop people from worrying about dust getting into there top speakers,another super idea from Samsung!Full Bezeless screen on the S10

darkkjedii

Posts: 30341; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

LMAOOOOO! What’s next, ditching the screen?

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