Samsung's smartphones could eventually include sensor holes in their frames
Illustration based on the patent
Samsung’s next major release looks set to adopt a tall 19.5:9 display complete with a small hole that will house the front-facing camera. This leaves essentially no room for the other necessary sensors but, from the looks of a new patent, Samsung may have already found a solution.
In this particular patent, the device envisioned also uses a notch. But considering the company has continued to mock the feature and the fact that its next major release may use display holes, it’s extremely unlikely Samsung will introduce the feature on its smartphones.
Considering the Samsung Galaxy S10 is expected to adopt a tall 19.5:9 display too, there will presumably be very little room left for a bezel above and below the display. If this is indeed the case, it certainly wouldn’t be surprising to see the South Korean giant make use of this patent.