Samsung is doing a notch display? Patent reveals what the Infinity-U is

Samsung is doing a notch display? Patent reveals what the Infinity-U is
Ah, "The Notch" — the hot topic of 2018. It's a controversial design decision ever since Apple put one on its $999 iPhone X last year. If you are fuzzy on what it is we call the Notch — it's the cutout at the top of a phone's display, which houses the front-facing camera and sensors. Its presence eats into the screen, spoiling a perfect rectangular shape and irritating a good portion of smartphone fans in the process.

In 2018, Samsung was one of the very few manufacturers to say "no" to the Notch trend. The Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy Note 9 both have a bit of a chin and a bit of a forehead, but their displays are perfect rectangles. The same can't be said for LG's top-tier phones, nor even Google's Pixel 3 XL, and fans praised Sammy for sticking to its guns. Both for staying away from the notch and for keeping a 3.5 mm headphone jack on its phones.

However, it seems that 2019 is the year that the Darkness overtakes even Samsung. OK, let's say it in a less dramatic tone — for one, there are plenty of leads letting us know that the Galaxy S10 will be coming without a headphone jack. And the Infinity-U display just popped up on a patent granted by the USPTO, sporting a nonapologetic U-shaped notch at the top.



This is not the first time we see this. Back in October, a Samsung patent for in-display fingerprint scanner tech also depicted a device with the same type of notch. So, the company has been at it for a while!

It's a design patent that shows us an unknown future Samsung device. The illustrations show us a dual-curved screen at the front, so it'll be a top-tier Sammy phone, with no bezels at the sides and minimal top and bottom ones. And, at the top there, we see a cutout for the selfie camera, just hanging out in all its notchy glory. Could this be the rumored Samsung M20? Or another midranger?

Other interesting things to note:

  • The device is drawn to have a headphone jack
  • The Samsung signature elliptical home button seems to be on or underneath the display
  • The earpiece grille seems to suggest a more powerful speaker — probably a stereo setup with a bottom-firing speaker.
  • There's only one camera at the back, so it's definitely not a Galaxy S10+.

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12 Comments

1. master-mkk

Posts: 214; Member since: Aug 27, 2014

I honestly don't mind this notch nor the water drop style I think it is aesthetically pleasing somewhat compared to other styles of notches * and i would personally prefer this over the punch hole monstrosity as well that is my opinion

2. drunkenjay

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

yeah it's small enough not to get bothered like the one plus 6t

3. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3094; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

https://i.imgur.com/XwrWiTk.jpg PA you need to check this out. It’s getting out of hand.

4. perry1234

Posts: 632; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

This is BAAD !!! Cannot believe someone from the company could be so careless.

5. JCASS889

Posts: 477; Member since: May 18, 2018

why does it matter?

10. worldpeace

Posts: 3106; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Because someone will get fired.

11. Peaceboy

Posts: 640; Member since: Oct 11, 2018

Samsung is idiot. Even their marketing team doesn’t want to use them even its free. Only geek nerds here in phonearena wants Samsung. Shame!!!

6. sissy246

Posts: 7035; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

If there has to be a notch this is it. Looks so much better then the other notches

12. Peaceboy

Posts: 640; Member since: Oct 11, 2018

Now that Samsung is making notches phone then its fine. Lol

7. monoke

Posts: 1151; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Notches and holes.. Eww.

8. Jphones

Posts: 256; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Easily best design for a notch. Almost didn't notice it. So this becomes the mid-range design? If so looks better then any mid range phone ever

9. AronWunarso

Posts: 242; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

That patent probably Active series phone? Looks like rugged phone in my point of view.

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