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Samsung seeks shift to full screen in new phones

IANS  |  Seoul 

Samsung Co. on Thursday said it will push to put cameras and sensors beneath the screens of to create "perfect full-screen" devices.

The South Korean said its Infinity-O Display, used in Galaxy S10, is a "milestone" for its display technology, although going forward, it will showcase a "full screen" look for upcoming

"Punching a hole in the (organic light-emitting diode) display is a very challenging technology," Yang Byung-duk, of Samsung's Mobile Communication R&D Group Display, said in a briefing, reported.

"We tried the for model and think the strategy worked as a result."

"Galaxy S10 is the only that has a hole in 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's ultimate goal is create a with all of sensors embedded beneath the screen.

"Though it wouldn't be possible to make (a full-screen smartphone) in the next 1-2 years, the can move forward to the point where the camera hole will be invisible, while not affecting the camera's function in any way," he said.

Yang said the company is also considering development of display, which can make the screen double as a

LG Inc. adopted a similar in its latest smartphone, ThinQ.

Galaxy S10's Infinity-O Display puts a front-facing camera in a punch-hole in the main display itself, doing away with the bezel and notch to provide users with the best viewing experience for.

The flagship also features the world's first ultrasonic fingerprint reader on the screen, ditching the physical pads located in various places on previous devices.



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First Published: Thu, March 14 2019. 16:38 IST