For many years, Samsung has been a leader in the smartphone display market. She makes them for herself and for that guy. As a result, many modern smartphones work with displays from this Korean manufacturer. From time to time, the company offers something new. For example, in the Galaxy S6 Edge, we saw a curved display at the edges. Then the shape of the roundness was changed, but it remained. A couple of years ago, the company was the first to actively prepare for the launch of a smartphone with a foldable display. Now she again offers a new type of displays. Personally, I find it more interesting than folding options. What is this?
This company makes the best displays.
Why does a smartphone need a curved screen
If you've ever used a smartphone with a curved screen around the edges, you've probably noticed how interesting it looks. It looks like a really frameless one. It turns out that the frames are out of your field of vision and you only see the display.
At first, they tried to display some functions on this bend, but now this is pure design. Except of course for any taps or swipes to control volume in the Huawei Mate 30 Pro.
I approve of this approach. Curled edges and should only remain a design element. Having finally reached this idea, Samsung decided to change something else. So far, this is only a patent, but it already looks very attractive.
Samsung screen patent
As I said, many manufacturers have also included curved display technology in their arsenal, but it looks like Samsung is planning to take it one step further with the new patent and once again stand out from the crowd.
Samsung's new patent reveals a new kind of display that includes curved edges but on all four edges. Something similar was promised Huawei in her P40 Pro. Perhaps there is such a display in a smartphone, although I could not see it after a week and a half of use.
Previously, curved displays were only on the sides. Samsung is now expanding the screen up and down. The patent contains 7 images and a short description.
The South Korean giant originally filed a patent back in July 2019 with SNIPA (China National Intellectual Property Administration). More than half a year later, the patent was published (March 24, 2020). Records are now included in the Global Design Database. The guys at LetsGoDigital have done the corresponding 3D render of the proprietary display technology.
This is how the display will look in the future.
The most striking aspect is the curved display that extends beyond the top and bottom bezels. Now only the corners are slightly visible from the front. Otherwise, from four sides, the smartphone will look like a completely frameless.
The corners, most likely, were not left because they cannot technically be made differently. They appear to be part of a metal frame and should be able to withstand a drop. If you make glass in this place, it will be too easy to break the screen. Given that a smartphone with such a screen is likely to be expensive, I would not want to break it. Better metal frames. Moreover, the cover will have to hold on to something if there are no frames.
Also, from the proposed design, we can conclude that there will be no buttons on the smartphone. There is simply nowhere to place them. Any positioning to the side will harm usability. Especially if it is done like in Huawei Mate 30 Pro.
It was such that when you pressed the button, you had to intercept the smartphone. And its location, close to the back wall, a couple of times led to the fact that the smartphone simply jumped out of my hand.
And this is the whole smartphone.
When will the new displays for phones arrive?
Unfortunately, the presence of a patent does not mean that smartphones should soon start coming out with such displays. Suffice it to recall Apple, which churns out patents in batches, but at the same time sells only a small part of them, and then after a few years.
Perhaps the company simply patented the technology in order to receive royalties for it later. Maybe such displays will be sold to third-party manufacturers. But there is another very interesting scenario.
I think there is a possibility of such a display in the Samsung Galaxy S30 lineup, which will be released next year. The chances that it will appear in this year's Galaxy Note are extremely low. I would even say zero.
Firstly, it simply will not fit this smartphone and will not fit into its ideology (if it exists at all). Second, the Galaxy Note 20 is only a few months away. It is unlikely that the patent was published after the technology went to industrial level and became available for use in finished devices.
In any case, you will be the first to know about this if you subscribe to our news channel in Telegram. We will definitely discuss the smartphone with the new screen when it comes out. So far, the idea seems to me very promising and promising. At least it is much better than the waterfall, which everyone could not see enough a year ago. As a result, they cooled down very quickly. The new development, apparently, will really bring us closer to frameless displays at the distance of an outstretched little finger.