Lately, we've been seeing a lot of leaks of the supposed Samsung Infinity-O screen — the display that is supposedly going to be on the Galaxy S10. According to patents and leaksters, Samsung will keep making phones that have no cutout notch at the top of the screen. Cool, right?
Well... according to the leaks, the company still insists on reducing its future phones' bezels, though. And that selfie camera needs to go somewhere... And this is what puts the O in Infinity-O. It seems Samsung is going to have a teeny, tiny hole in the top-left of its display, which will house the vital front-facing camera.
Now... a lot of people out there hate “The Notch” — the display cutout that some manufacturers put at the top of the phone in ourder to house a speaker and the front-facing phone sensors. But... is a hole in the screen better than a notch?
Well, it's all up to personal taste. So, let us know — what do you think?
Is an O-cutout better than a notch?
The O is worse than the Notch
The Notch is worse than the O
Neither of them bothers me at all
Posts: 211; Member since: Mar 14, 2016
If options are iPhone like big notch and O infinity display, then the o is way better option but if notch is like essential or Chinese used drop style notch its little pointless use O Infinity display because area for both are very similar size.
posted on Nov 19, 2018, 9:34 AM 21
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Don't forget that we don't have any idea how O will actualy look like , these are all concept renders.
posted on Nov 19, 2018, 9:35 AM 15
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The problem I’ve found with the renders and even the patent drawings is that you don’t see the earpiece. Now, obviously, Samsung could replicate Sharp with how they did the Aquos phone without an earpiece and had vibrating glass instead. I honestly don’t see the problem with having a slide up camera and earpiece instead.
posted on Nov 19, 2018, 9:58 AM 1
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I prefer neither. But for arguments sake, I think the O looks worse because it disrupts the uniformity of the entire canvas. Like having a random black dot on a white paper. At least with the notch you get the notifications at the top separated then at the bottom by the display. And over time you don't notice it, but the O you can't seem to not notice it
posted on Nov 19, 2018, 9:54 AM 5
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wheres the option of they both suck!
posted on Nov 19, 2018, 9:56 AM 5
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Tbat isnt the loint of the poll. The poll is, they are here so which one is worse.
posted on Nov 19, 2018, 5:38 PM 0
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If it eliminates top and bottom bezels then the o is way better than the notch. However the s10 render in the article has a top chin on top of the o which looks pointless and ugly
posted on Nov 19, 2018, 9:57 AM 2
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Looks to be about as thick as the bezel all around the iPhone. And a top chin is called a forehead...
posted on Nov 19, 2018, 9:59 AM 1
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Yeah but I prefer uniformity and no bent edges (bent edges are worse than the bezel that you would otherwise see if Samsung made a phone without bent edges. The bezel on top of the render is bigger than iPhones bezels. Also iPhone is already second year into this design. Samsung is just now thinking of removing their forehead an chin. That said - I do prefer the O over the notch. But what about other sensors?
posted on Nov 19, 2018, 11:45 AM 1
It all depends on your usage. If you're a user that doesn't consume media on your mobile device (eg: YouTube, Netflix, etc), and just read articles or books and use your phone for the basics, then it's a non issue. But, if you're a user that consumes media, then it'll more than likely be an issue (relatively speaking) because what that user is viewing on his or her device is being slightly obstructed by that hole or notch. Now for me, both will be an issue, because I not only use my mobile device for the basics, I also consume media, read, play games every now and then, I like to see the whole picture, not half of it.
posted on Nov 19, 2018, 11:16 AM 0
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I don’t know how Samsung is thinking about implementing something similar to Face ID on the GS10 with just a selfie camera, I’m not sure the S10 is going to be like this with the Infinity-O display
posted on Nov 19, 2018, 12:11 PM 0
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no point in asking this question. Iphone x has a notch and this place is full of android users...
posted on Nov 19, 2018, 12:15 PM 2
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There are Android phones with notches too. In fact more of them thn iPhones And the majority of them already said they dont like them period. So you are blind to the fact if they dont like notches, then they arent gonna like them on any phone. No one thought Apple would do somerhing so stupid. Android oems do stupid stuff all the time.
posted on Nov 19, 2018, 5:41 PM 2
Posts: 1594; Member since: Feb 04, 2013
For the millionth time: If you cant see the huge hole in the OLED display of the oneplus 6t where the optical camera for the fingerprint scanner is, why would you see it for the camera on the new galaxy phone? Everyone here seems to be completely ignoring the fact that OLEDs are transparent and dont need a backlight. You wont be able to see the hole under normal usage.
posted on Nov 19, 2018, 12:17 PM 0
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