Samsung Unveils New Notched and Infinity Display Designs

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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.

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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.

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.

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