Samsung reportedly to show off Sound on Display OLED screen on a smartphone at CES 2019

Samsung reportedly to show off Sound on Display OLED screen on a smartphone at CES 2019
We know that Samsung's Infinity-O display allows the manufacturer to reduce the size of the bezels on its phones even more, without the use of a notch. How? By putting the front-facing selfie sensor(s) on the display, the Infinity-O keeps Sammy's handsets cutting edge and notch free. And during the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, which will run from January 8th to January 11th, Samsung will show off another on-display feature.

This new feature is called Sound on Display, and SamMobile says that it will be found on OLED panels for future Samsung phones. Using vibration and bone conduction, it allows users to hear sound by putting their ear to a wide area at the top of the phone. We first mentioned this technology in connection with Samsung back in June. And the latest report says that we are approximately two weeks away from seeing how these displays will be employed in smartphones and televisions.

Like the Infinity-O display, Sound on Display OLED panels will allow Samsung to offer phones with larger screen-to-body ratios. The Samsung Galaxy S10+ is rumored to have a 93.4% ratio. But since a leaked screen protector for the Galaxy S10+ has a cut out on top for the speaker, this technology might not be used until the Galaxy Note 10 at the earliest.

Some Chinese smartphone manufacturers and LG are also expected to show off prorotype handsets with Sound on Display OLED panels next month at CES.

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24 Comments

1. Hollowmost

Posts: 424; Member since: Oct 10, 2017

Galaxy S11 will definitely have in-display camera and speaker.

4. alaw.14

Posts: 426; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

I think they can already do that. I bet they are making the s11 truly bezeless solely to differentiate it from the s10 so it won't be called a "minimal" upgrade.

9. midan

Posts: 2971; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

They can, but the camera quality is blurry currently, tech isn't mature enough for putting camera behind the screen yet.

10. alaw.14

Posts: 426; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

No where does it say the prototype's camera is blurry, but that could be an actual problem with the testing phase of this tech.

13. Fred3

Posts: 557; Member since: Jan 16, 2018

It was mention before by Samsung. I remember seeing them state that but forgot where exactly it was

2. GoTstan

Posts: 386; Member since: Jul 25, 2015

I may be the only person that appreciates bezels. An all screen front does nothing for me. I want somewhere to put my fingers without touching the screen....... This tech is cool though

17. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Nope, i love thin bezels and could care less about a all screen phone.

19. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1079; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

not so much my fingers, but I like having somewhere for a case to hug the phone, otherwise it won't fit properly

22. KakashiHatake4444

Posts: 79; Member since: Jul 30, 2018

You can always turn on block accidental touches features

3. pogba

Posts: 112; Member since: Jun 13, 2018

Go Sammy

5. TheOracle1

Posts: 2329; Member since: May 04, 2015

Huh?! The Vivo Nex already has this with its oled screen and the original Xiaomi Mi Mix from 2016 had it too. It's not exactly a big deal these days.

6. kennybenny

Posts: 216; Member since: Apr 10, 2017

How would this work with a person who is hard of hearing?

8. TheOracle1

Posts: 2329; Member since: May 04, 2015

Bone conduction would probably help more than a regular speaker.

11. lyndon420

Posts: 6818; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Annnnd....if you're watching a YouTube video?! Pretty hard to watch a video with your ear pressed up against the screen.

14. Fred3

Posts: 557; Member since: Jan 16, 2018

subtitles

18. prayastha unregistered

20. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1079; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

there will still be speakers on the bottom of the device and perhaps even the top. the in screen speakers will be for calls

7. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Sharp had this years ago.

12. bucknassty

Posts: 1350; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

does the sound distort when you are using it? like... while playing a game

24. andriodfanboy1

Posts: 169; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Xiaomi mi mix i miss u

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