Well... the hole-in-display design is official. What do you think about it?

Well... the hole-in-display design is official. What do you think about it?
We've been hearing for a while now that Samsung is preparing a smartphone with a... hole in its display. It wasn't really a secret — the company itself proudly announced its name a month ago, calling it the Infinity-O screen. What's special about it? Well, instead of having a "notch" cutout at the top of the screen to hold a selfie camera and front-facing sensors, it only has a single, circular hole for the front lens.

Technological achievement? Sure! A bit weird to look at? Well... possibly.

The first Infinity-O smartphone has officially been announced and we have some actual real-life photos of it. After months of staring at leaks and renders, now we see how it will actually look. And why do we care? Because leaksters heavily insist that the Samsung Galaxy S10 will get one of these fancy new holes as well! Of course, this means they will get much thinner bezels all around, too.

But if the price for uniform, thin bezels all around is having a display hole... is it worth paying? How do you find the first Infinity-O in terms of looks?

So, how do you find that Infinity-O display?

Nope, nope, nope... I'd rather have two Pixel 3 XL notches on my screen!
It's... different... I can get used to that, I guess
Oh, I like that!



1. applesnapple93

Posts: 340; Member since: Jan 06, 2016

what kinda vote options are these. I'd like to say I dont like it. But I wouldnt rather have Pixel 3 XL notches... Swing and a miss PA... Try harder.

11. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

You are right. So far, ZTE Nubia X has the best solution for full screen display. There is no need for front facing camera, when rare facing cameras can do better job.

27. cmdacos

Posts: 4386; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Fully agree that this is currently the best solution. Rear screen and camera.

38. KakashiHatake4444

Posts: 79; Member since: Jul 30, 2018

So we should use a mirror and our phones while we're on a video call?

40. monoke

Posts: 1206; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Yep agreed. Best part is the coating hides the screen when it's off. Very genius. How often do u use selfie cam anyway?.. So turning phone around is no inconvenience at all imo.

32. almostdone

Posts: 450; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

And why the hell have they painted a huge black hole in the picture. The infinity-O is going be tiny and blend in much nicer than what PhoneArena is trying hard to skew your views and bash anything other than Apple again. It's like iPhone notch 3x the size. Imagine that... LOL

33. almostdone

Posts: 450; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

This is a picture of the A8. I'm sure the S10 and note 10 will not have huge holes.

50. osterrich21

Posts: 190; Member since: Apr 14, 2017

And ditch the 3.5mm headphone jack.Samsung said it would never remove the input for headphones

2. vessk0

Posts: 4; Member since: Feb 12, 2016


42. mixedfish

Posts: 1570; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

Flat screen for life.

3. Vogue1985 unregistered

Looks great It's nice, BUT SPECIAL mention to ***Essential PH1**** they had teardrop First,back early 2017.

4. 7thlvl

Posts: 60; Member since: Dec 09, 2018

Where is the Hell no option. I dont like notches or holes. In fact id love an all screen no selfie camera phone.

6. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Agree, i wouldn't care if they did away with the front camera either. I want thin bezels instead of hole or notch.

14. TheOracle1

Posts: 2340; Member since: May 04, 2015

It's better than a notch but still unacceptable for me. I think my NexS has the best solution with the pop-up camera. For those of us that hardly use the darn thing it gives a true all screen display whilst still catering for the snapchat morons.

24. michaelny2001

Posts: 355; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

that sounds like you want an S8 or S9 or Note 8 or 9. very slim bezels and no BS

39. KakashiHatake4444

Posts: 79; Member since: Jul 30, 2018

Make one, problem solved ;)

5. pablumatic

Posts: 21; Member since: Nov 22, 2012

Not much better than a notch. Why not put all the sensors/cameras on the bezel or in a pop-up/slider? I'd much rather have that than have a chronically obvious blemish in the screen.

22. slashas

Posts: 147; Member since: Jul 17, 2017

Slider is having biggest disandvantage by water proof and frame weak points, as well not so friendly to cases all front glass is being exposed.

44. Vogue1985 unregistered

What you need it bezels, forget the slider which will brake when you drop you phone. Get a Samsung s7, note 5,iphone any of the (No X series),older LG, HTC pre 2015 and you got your dream phone. Actually go back to 2009

7. Stormrider

Posts: 73; Member since: Aug 30, 2016

How about a normal freaking screen that is not incomplete?

8. surethom

Posts: 1748; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Tear drop looks way nicer that that Massive hole on the left side, and thats the side where games on screen controls appear.

9. DFranch

Posts: 562; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

What is the purpose of the tiny bit of screen above and to the left of the hole? Might as well be a corner notch.

10. cmdacos

Posts: 4386; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Not as bad as a notch but still wish we weren't going down this road. It's only a transitional approach and Samsung may have been better suited to keep smaller uniform bezels.

12. gamehead unregistered

Better than a notch

13. skips

Posts: 490; Member since: Oct 04, 2015

smaller camera cutout and it's perfect, to me, at least.

15. porky

Posts: 10; Member since: Jun 09, 2017

How does one clean the tiny hole when it fills up with pocket lint?

21. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1603; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Why would there be an indent or hole in the screen? The glass lays flat over current camera sensors.

37. darkkjedii

Posts: 31761; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Dude, did you really ask that?

41. syntaxlord

Posts: 239; Member since: Oct 01, 2018

To be fair, it IS being called a hole...but I'm going to assume @porky didn't really read he article.

51. yalokiy

Posts: 1124; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

You can call it an eye!

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