That hole punch will soon be gone
Samsung might have solved their notch problem for now, but the Korean manufacturing giant is looking to completely eliminate any kind of bezel or notch from their phones in the near future. Their ultimate goal is getting a 100 percent screen-to-body-ratio without having to resort to using mechanical gimmicks like pop-up cameras and such.
While the Infinity O display is a good start, Samsung’s screen goals are just beginning. Vice president of Samsung’s display R&D group, Yang Byung-duk, said that they probably won’t realize this dream in the next 1-2 years, since the mere act of putting that hole in that OLED panel was a technical feat in itself.
“Punching a hole in the OLED display is a very challenging technology,” Yang Byung-duk, vice president of Samsung’s Mobile Communication R&D Group Display, said in a briefing. “We tried the technology for Galaxy’s 10th-anniversary model and think the strategy worked as a result.”
“Galaxy S10 is the only smartphone that has a hole in OLED display itself,” Yang pointed out. “Hole display is not one of the design options, but it is a noteworthy achievement in terms of the display technological advances.”
Samsung has been working on their all-screen ambitions for a while and gave a presentation last October to select partners showcasing the tech they’ve been working on to maximize screen sizes.