Korean smartphone maker Samsung has patented a reverse notch design for the display. Since the launch of iPhone X in 2017, notches have been contentious within the trade. There is broad notch just like the one seen on iPhone X and smaller notch just like the one seen on funds smartphones. Then there may be additionally ugly notch just like the one seen on the Google Pixel three XL. There have additionally been leaked designs exhibiting twin notches on the smartphones. But, Samsung appears to have a special imaginative and prescient for notches on smartphones.

Samsung has filed a patent with the KIPO (Korean Intellectual Property Office), which has been printed simply now. LetsGoDigital has created mockup renders based mostly on the patent utility and it describes the design of a display. The description is just not very informative but it surely goals to maximise display dimension of a smartphone. The render reveals Samsung believes a notch may very well be positioned above a full sized smartphone display. It is just not clear how the ultimate gadget with such a design would look.

“The cover window includes a protruding portion at the top center and agreed to the protruding portion. By placing the cameras, speakers etc in there, the screen size can be maximized while creating a rectangle screen,” Samsung provides. While it isn’t probably the most useful resolution, there appears to be an curiosity amongst smartphone makers to such a display design. We may begin seeing smartphones with reverse notch arrive someday subsequent yr.

Samsung gained’t be the primary firm to experiment with such a design. Asus reversed the notch on its ZenBook S13 with the intention to make the bezels thinner. The mockup depicts a notch being positioned on high of the display within the reverse route. The notch additionally appears to deal with cutout for cameras, audio system and different sensors. “The present design is a display module with a display panel attached to the back of the cover window used in a smartphone,” the patent describes.

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