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At the annual SDC (Samsung Developer Conference) 2018, Samsung unveiled huge developments of its smartphone lineup, including the next-generation Galaxy F with a foldable 7.3-inch display and the elegant “One UI” user interface overhaul. Company execs took the opportunity to showcase four high-end Galaxy display designs which include the Infinity-U, Infinity-V, Infinity-O, and the New Infinity which are expected to appear in the upcoming Galaxy phones.
Samsung was quick to mock the iPhone 8 notch when first released, though now seems to have embraced a reimagining of the feature. Three of the new displays are characterized by their letter shaped minimal notch cutouts as illustrated below and will be featured in mid-range Galaxy phones. The New Infinity display will be wholly notch-less and present in the high-end flagship.
These varied notches are significantly smaller and less intrusive, in comparison to the notch on iPhone X or the Google Pixel 3 XL.
The Infinity-U looks quite similar to the notch on Essential Phone — while the Infinity-V has been criticized for its jarring, angular shape. The Infinity-O is nothing but a small circle cutout in the upper left-hand corner of the screen. Finally, Samsung showed us their “New Infinity” display concept, which is nothing but display — no notch, and no bezels in sight. It’s beautiful.
— Ben Geskin (@VenyaGeskin1) October 31, 2018
Samsung’s latest announcements are impressive. We’re fascinated to see where the company takes the Galaxy from here there are rumors the company will introduce an innovative sound-emitting OLED display technology.
Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S10 and foldable Galaxy F are both expected to debut within the first few months of 2019.