Samsung provides a glimpse at future smartphone designs with new display tech

Samsung provides a glimpse at future smartphone designs with new display tech
The Galaxy Note 9, Samsung's most recent flagship

Just yesterday, sources revealed that Samsung is currently in the process of testing behind-the-display selfie cameras. Less than 24 hours later, the company has confirmed this and also revealed what other display technologies it’s working on.

At the Samsung OLED Forum conference, which was held at the Shenzhen Marriott Hotel in China and attended by around 20 customers, the South Korean giant took to the stage to reveal the four new features that will be key to its future smartphone designs. Unsurprisingly, one of the technologies mentioned was in-display fingerprint scanners. This is currently expected to make it onto the Galaxy S10 series but was most recently seen on the Huawei Mate 20 Pro and Mate 20 RS Porsche Design. From the looks of things, this will be paired with haptic feedback across the whole display, thus creating what is essentially a competitor to Apple’s 3D Touch.

In addition to this, Samsung is looking into solutions that will allow it to hide the in-ear speaker. While the details of Samsung’s implementation still remain unclear, the most logical solution would be a piezoelectric speaker that vibrates the smartphone’s frame in order to produce sound, as previously seen on Xiaomi's Mi Mix phones. Lastly, as mentioned above, behind-the-screen selfie cameras are in the works.

Although not all of this technology is guaranteed to arrive in next year’s Galaxy S10 or even the Galaxy Note 10, it’s certainly a step in the right direction and suggests bezel-less smartphones from Samsung could arrive sooner than originally thought.

Samsung provides a glimpse at future smartphone designs with new display tech

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101 Comments

1. ShadowSnypa786

Posts: 414; Member since: Jan 06, 2017

True pioneers No notch to this day and looking for alternatives and still have audio jack. Once again its down to Samsung to show others how it's done. Sammy proving again why they Number 1

2. biggles

Posts: 269; Member since: Oct 15, 2009

Exactly. The notch is a lazy approach that just gives the illusion of extra real estate, thus cheating consumers. I would rather see innovation go into tech behind the display.

9. Phullofphil

Posts: 1732; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

Samsung is no pioneers what so ever. They are a reaction oriented company. Great hardware but not a pioneer. Your delusional. The notch is revolutionary more than any thing Samsung did(they copped apple) it was something never done before. I would rather have it than a bezel on top. But having a camera below a screen is the next step. I said so years ago. That is something that almost every company is working on. This article is to raid awareness and raise stock prices.

11. Supah

Posts: 692; Member since: Mar 08, 2017

"The notch is revolutionary more than any thing Samsung did(they copped apple) it was something never done before." Not only you're an iWinner, you're also so iSmart. You actually deserve to use an iPhone mate but FYI, Essential shipped a phone with a notch before the iPhone X arrived. You knew that but I guess you just wanted to be an iTroll. I still think you should use an iPhone though. It's a great phone.

12. NateDiaz

Posts: 1082; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

"iPhone X was being developed well before Essential PH-1 made it's first appearance" - Evan Blass You're also one of them who say Apple wasn't the first to remove headphone Jack. Moto Z came out in June 2016 without 3.5mm jack but iPhone 7 with no jack leaked in November 2015. https://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2015/11/28/apple-to-abandon-headphone-jack-in-iphone-7/ These OEMs copy Apple's leaks and implement them in their phones.

13. ShadowSnypa786

Posts: 414; Member since: Jan 06, 2017

"You're also one of them who say Apple wasn't the first to remove headphone Jack. Moto Z came out in June 2016 without 3.5mm jack but iPhone 7 with no jack leaked in November 2015. https://www.gsmarena.com/oppo_r5-6753.php Oppo R5 came out in December 2014 with no headphone jack.

14. NateDiaz

Posts: 1082; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

Well I hope you remember Oppo R5 had a design issue. HTC G1 came out in 2008 with no jack, your point?

15. ShadowSnypa786

Posts: 414; Member since: Jan 06, 2017

Same point you had pointing out Apple had plans to ditch the iphone before the Moto Z came out ;) And if it had a design issue who cares? It still removed the audio jack for the USB Type C before Apple. And if you saying this: "HTC G1 came out in 2008 with no jack, your point?" Then same to this I guess ""iPhone X was being developed well before Essential PH-1 made it's first appearance" - Evan Blass"

20. NateDiaz

Posts: 1082; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

So you are saying you don't know the difference between "can't fit a jack cause phone too thin" and "intentionally removing headphone jack"

26. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

That's funny because for years Samsung phones were thinner than iPhones and still had a Jack. In fact lots of phones are thinner than iPhones and still have jacks. You are a not so smart fan. Many are smaller and thinner and have bigger batteries too. The S7 edge is s aller than the iPhone S Max and yet has a 30% larger battery.

30. NateDiaz

Posts: 1082; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

Lol Note 9 has larger battery than XS Max doesn't last longer tho. Sit down.

33. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

Actually it does. By nearly an hour. Oh and yeah, I do expect that a computer that does more uses more power. Any simpleton knows that. My Note 9 last me 2 full work days on a single charge. No iPhone on the planet can match that.

41. apple-rulz

Posts: 1841; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

You must not use your Note 9 much.

51. ShadowSnypa786

Posts: 414; Member since: Jan 06, 2017

Probably uses it more than your iphone which cant do half the things his Note 9 can do ;)

54. NateDiaz

Posts: 1082; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

Half the things - bold claim. I'm sure you're talking about changing icon size, moving icons from one row to another, changing page transition effects and yeah the most innovative clicking selfies with stylus.

55. ShadowSnypa786

Posts: 414; Member since: Jan 06, 2017

Having themes from the theme store, having my own ringtones, having a proper file manager, still being able to use wired headphones, using a sd card, having a better battery life, having a stylus, using a fingerprint sensor, proper split screen multi tasking, using samsung dex, wireless charging. But yeah add yours too thanks made the list even bigger ;)

69. tedkord

Posts: 17047; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

He might be talking about true multitasking...

65. Leo_MC

Posts: 6138; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

A iPhone 5s lasts 4 days with a single charge (...if you keep the data closed and only use it for phone calls).

84. Marcwand3l

Posts: 381; Member since: May 08, 2017

I doubt it.

86. Leo_MC

Posts: 6138; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Nothing is changing when you just doubt things.

92. Marcwand3l

Posts: 381; Member since: May 08, 2017

I used the 5S as a work phone for 1 year. It's very hard to make it last 4 days while using it(even if it's just for phone calls), quite the challenge.

94. Leo_MC

Posts: 6138; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Yes, it is hard, but it is possible: close the data (all of it), dim the display, use it for (short) phone calls - stay away from texting - and you will get 4 days.

49. mootu

Posts: 1334; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

" Lol Note 9 has larger battery than XS Max doesn't last longer tho. Sit down." Are you sure? You're seats over there sunshine, go sit in it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RF6-eLoNwZQ

52. NateDiaz

Posts: 1082; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

I'm sure kid. https://youtu.be/TmQJ0SEccOI Don't post PhoneBuff videos, y'all didn't consider it when iPhone X beat Note 8/9 in speedtest.

50. ShadowSnypa786

Posts: 414; Member since: Jan 06, 2017

Nope you are wrong and he is right. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RF6-eLoNwZQ Note has 37 percent left while Iphone XS Max dies conmpletely. Audio and brightness on both devices are set equally.

53. NateDiaz

Posts: 1082; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

Here story's different. https://youtu.be/TmQJ0SEccOI

66. Leo_MC

Posts: 6138; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Audio and brightness but not the resolution ;). Note 9 set to qhd has a worse battery life than XS.

70. ShadowSnypa786

Posts: 414; Member since: Jan 06, 2017

You do realise he dropped the resolution down to 1080p which closer to the Iphone XS max's resolution which which is 1242p 1480p is alot higher. And im sure phonearena and others have said dropping resolution from 1440p to 1080p has no effect on battery life.

71. Leo_MC

Posts: 6138; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

He could have drooped it to HD and get even better times, that's not the point. The point is Note 9 - used at its best - delivers less battery times than XS; at least this is what almost every test has shown. Either way, they both have great battery lives and users will be happy with both of them, but a fact is a fact.

75. tedkord

Posts: 17047; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Not really. I've noticed no appreciable difference in battery life with either resolution. I keep it at qhd because it made no real difference.

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