Samsung files trademark for Galaxy S8's 'Infinity Display'

Amid the swirling vortex of Galaxy S8-related rumors and leaks, we can say with relative certainty that the upcoming flagship will pack an edge-to-edge display with an impressive screen-to-body ratio. More than once, we've heard that Samsung will call this the 'Infinity Display,' and a new trademark filing suggests the company has settled on this moniker. 

Filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the application tells us virtually nothing as to what Infinity Display actually entails -- save the fact that it's to be used primarily with mobile telephones. The lack of detail makes sense given that Samsung wants to keep the S8 and S8+ under wraps for as long as possible, despite several significant leaks and sightings over the past week or so. 

At first glance of the recent (and reliably-sourced) press render, the Galaxy S8's design is in-keeping with previous Sammy smartphones. The curved-edge finish is not unlike the current Galaxy S7 edge or the doomed Galaxy Note 7, but there are a couple of obvious differences. 

Notably, the physical home key below the display is no more, with a button-less finish contributing to the overall polish of the 'Infinity' aesthetic. The fingerprint scanner will likely be placed to the rear of the device beside the main camera, while the reshuffle could also include a physical button on the side to accommodate Sammy's Bixby virtual assistant

Following a bevy of leaks showing the device in all its glory, it's easy to forget that we have a good few weeks left until the UNPACKED Samsung Galaxy S8 showcase, which will take place on March 29th. Still, we'll keep you posted with the latest updates as they arrive, and in case you haven't already, check out our rumor review for a full Galaxy S8 and S8+ round-up


source: USPTO via SamMobile

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62 Comments

1. peace247 unregistered

Best smartphone ever

2. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

*until note8

3. androiduser

Posts: 510; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

Usually i like the note line more but this time im leaning more towards the gs8 because it will have Qhd in comparison to the note 8 which will have 4k

4. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Has that been confirmed or is it just rumored? Either way I'm getting the Note 8.

17. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

It's rumored. I'd rather have the note 8 but I need a new phone with a properly working camera for my eurotrip in may, so most likely an s8+ is my future. I dont want a 4k screen. It just takes up battery and resources for no real world difference. Now if they throw in a gear VR with it, I might change my tune. But for day to day... its just extra resources.

34. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

First off, Samsung allows for you to reduced the screen resolution all the way down to 720p. I don't see that changing with the Note 8. Also, you have no idea how much power their 4K display will use. Again though, you can reduce the resolution to your liking. Also, Samsung QHD display uses less power than the 1080p in the iPhone Plus model. So if their 4K display could use roughly the same, where is the problem? If you don't want 4K, then you don't want it. But making lame excuses that don't apply, or you have no idea about the facts as of yet is pretty premature.

23. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Even if it's confirmed, it's not like this is iOS where every little thing is dictated to you, there'll definitely be an option to reduce the resolution to QHD just like the Note 7 offered...

27. sissy246

Posts: 7066; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Rumored But I am still going to wait for the note 8

57. azimesmail

Posts: 264; Member since: Nov 23, 2014

What's wrong with 4K? It'll be great for VR users.

9. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Aye, until Note 8... I'm starting to like you, little bend...! Oh well, G'Day!

15. UglyFrank

Posts: 2193; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

There hasn't been a real reason to wait for the Note since the Note 4. The 5/7 were basically the same as their smaller counterparts except for the pen, larger screen and slight UI updates.

24. tedkord

Posts: 17303; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

There has. I had the Note 7, and replaced it with the S7 Edge. The Note 7 was better in nearly every way. Battery was MUCH better. Performance was better. Even comfort in the hand was better. That's not mentioning the features the Note had that this phone doesn't. I don't like my S7 Edge. I'm not even considering either of the S8 models. And I sincerely hope the Note 8 doesn't have the incredibly stupid fingerprint scanner placement.

26. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Here's hoping that sensor at the back isn't a fingerprint scanner. Instead, perhaps an additional S-Health sensor...

50. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Most likely the S-Heakth sensor, as the fingerprint scanner should be embedded in the display itself.

28. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1036; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

I can agree with you that the N7 definitely beats the S7e. The software they built into the N7 was just more fluid with the Android system and made the smaller battery last longer. And the Edge of the N7 being more refined and not as apparent, making the phone feel better to hold and look amazing. Happy to see the S8 carry on that design

30. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

How much difference between the Note 5 and Note 7 edge screen curvature

36. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1036; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

The Note 5 didn't have an edge. But when you compare the edges of the s6edge, s6edge+, s7edge, and Note 7. The Note 7's had a tighter curve, as opposed to the gradual edges of the prior phones. It definitely makes the phone feel more like a regular flat panel phone with rounded edges. I'm not sure if you had a chance to hold the Note 7 but I'm sure you'll like the feel of the s8/s8+/Note8.

43. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

I never had a chance to look at the Note 7....i currently have the S7.....the S7 edge had a big curve.......I like a more gentle curve.....not sure what I want to do....i am kind of in the same boat I was in with my S5.....the S6 and Note 5 didn't impress me enough to upgrade.....so I may sit out till the S9

48. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1036; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

Phonearena has had images showing the curve differences between the devices. The old edges were more of a slide off and the Note 7 edge was like a plunge. The s7 has a very small curve to the edges that isn't really noticeable without a glass screen protector. So imagine if you just reduced the thickness of the sides

5. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Doesn't HP hold the trademark for that?

6. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3100; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

I believe it's Dell.

16. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Just did a little research and it appears to be neither? Dell's implementation is called Infinity Edge and HP's is called Radiance Infinity (from 2011).

8. Martineverest

Posts: 521; Member since: Oct 27, 2015

dell infinity display on XPS laptops

7. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3100; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

When it falls on the ground and break the screen you will shed "infinity tears".

10. TechGirl90 unregistered

And will have to pay Infinity dollars for repairs.

13. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Galaxy S7 Edge and iPhone 6S Plus drop test:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GU8S_BjByKU Interestingly enough, the metallic and glass back on the S7 Edge is more fragile than the front... The front is ROCK SOLID as clearly seen in the video...!!! Same drop that shattered the back just couldn't do the same with the nice and sharp display...!

18. TechGirl90 unregistered

That's just one instance, here are several that didn't fare well. https://www.youtube.com/shared?ci=-6gk_QnGq6o https://www.youtube.com/shared?ci=NGrzW5FEX8M (this one is crazy) https://www.youtube.com/shared?ci=frGtCyfTQC8 https://www.google.com/amp/forums.androidcentral.com/samsung-galaxy-s7/696764-samsung-galaxy-s7-screen-cracked-itself.html%3Famp (this user claims they never dropped it.) Here's several images of a cracked GS7, look closely to were most of these cracks begin. https://www.google.com/search?q=cracked+S7+Edge&client=ms-android-htc&prmd=sivn&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjc2NWxtrrSAhXH7oMKHZI9DrEQ_AUICCgC&biw=360&bih=560&dpr=4 This user responded to me off my Google+ about what happen to his S7 edge, here's the quote. "+Tech Girl90‚Äč I agree 100%. Mines dropped with a $30 spigen case and the edge still cracked" Link:https://plus.google.com/+Pocketnow/posts/HvLS​pZexSrq So even with a case, this thing still has the likelihood of cracking. I don't think this is a wise design choice that Samsung continues to use, that is just my opinion, you don't have to agree.

33. sissy246

Posts: 7066; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

What it comes down to is all glass will break . I can find just as many drop test showing the iphone shattering.

37. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

All your links don't prove anything. Because ethere are people who use phones with edge displays who dopnt have protection on them and they get dropped and they don't break. No one said a bezeless phone isn't vulnerable when dropped. But I see no need to any insult to injury. People who buy those phone is they had a lick of common sense would simply buy the proper screen protection for them. All those links mean nothing, except opinion you agree with. No matter how you phone is made, if you drop it and the csreen makes contact first, it is a high degree of possibility its gonna break. If you drop a phone and the glass contacts the ground first, no matter where the glass is...back, side, front...it has a high possibility of breaking. If it doesn't break you are simply lucky. That doesn't mean yoru phone is better or worse. You are simply making a big deal out of something you don't like. You already said you have no intentions of buying this phone. So thus you admitted that you are basically trolling. That makes you dumb! You paid $30 for a case, that doesn't protect the side and you complaining about it. Again theer are 9H Harden Glass Full Screen Protection options whioch costs roughly $10~$20 that will provide 100% protection for the front and they have them for the back. Your phone will look 100% identical to how it looks with it and you don't habve to put some ugly cas eon it. If you were really trying to protect your phone, you would have bought a $50 Rock case or some other brand that totally surrounds the phone and has at leats a quarter inch border. Cases like this https://www.rokform.com/products/galaxy-s7-edge-crystal-case - offer much better protection. See how it protects the sides? See how much it costs? You sound like a person who goes and buys cheap tires for their car or bike, and complain of catching flats all the time. You phone costs $800~1000. Some cheap plastic or rubber $30 cases is not enogh to protect such a design. Those $30 cases are ok for phones that already have bezels. As you see the phone case has a cushion that will simply prevent the glass from being bale to make contact with the ground on a drop. This is how you actually suppose to shop. Its called common sense shopping. You can easily look at a case and see how much protection it can offer. As I said to you before, I know most females go out an buy those cheap cases because they want to keep their phone looking pretty. Phones are not fashion statements. They are portable electronics and like all electronics drops and shock are detrimental to them. There is the proper protection available. If you troll less and educate yourself more, dropping your phone would never ever be an issue.

40. TechGirl90 unregistered

"If you troll less and educate yourself more, dropping your phone would never ever be an issue." How about you educate yourself Mr TechieXP on what trolling is. Trolling: Make a deliberately offensive or provocative online post with the aim of upsetting someone or eliciting an angry response from them. I'm not here to deliberately provoke an emotion out of anybody, it's up to that individual to control their emotions, you said the links I provided didn't prove anything, but they did, you didn't want to accept it though, you're blinded by your own ideology. The proof is in the pudding, you just didn't want to ingest it, so you spit it back out and called it BS. Believe what you want.

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