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Samsung said to be developing display with four curved sides

The Infinity Display on the Galaxy S8 is impressive to say the least. Its sleek curves set it miles apart from the competition. According to a new report out of South Korea, Samsung is now working on a new kind of display panel which will have curves on all four sides, meaning that even the top and bottom edges would be curved.

The report mentions that this display panel would allow for a screen-to-body ratio more than 98 percent so the front of the device will essentially be a big slab of glass. The handset would have no top or bottom bezels and would look unlike any other smartphone on the market right now.

However, the report does caution that there are some difficulties in the lamination process that have to be eliminated first before we can see these displays in consumer devices.

The current lamination process won’t allow the display’s four corners to register the user’s touch thus making them essentially useless. This challenge has to be addressed first before we can have smartphones with a screen-to-body ratio of 98 percent.

Samsung is reportedly looking forward to showing off this display panel as early as next year.

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warlockba
warlockba

Make it spherical already … there is no ball-shaped phone on the market yet … you’ll be the first! It has also higher chances of rolling down from a table and breaking easily even better than the “flat” phone variants ><

MStuart
MStuart

Hahaha I bet reviewers would love it, and you would be able to find rugged transparent cases to stop it from rolling in no time. “It’s just a minor inconvenience”, they would say.

LIVEFRMNYC
LIVEFRMNYC

LMAO!!!!!!!

gsdworld21
gsdworld21

Those are powerful drugs Sammy. Ease up on them

gtone339
gtone339

Trading off durability for looks? No thanks Samsung! Unless, you prove me wrong!!

utvic99
utvic99

If they went all 4 sides, no cases could protect that shit.

martindale
martindale

You speak of the curved edges, you speak of the 98% screen to body ratio, and you make a causal link. But is there anything to say this is so? Why not have a 98% ratio with a flat screen? In fact, if you measure the ratio on the usable/legible (flat) portion of the screen, the effective ratio for a curved screen must be less than for a flat screen, even if there in no bezel at all. As to touch sensitivity right up to and including the spherically curved corners, honestly – that would only add to the problems.… Read more »

ijazali
ijazali

Where would they keep the sensors ?

Zacycut
Zacycut

Under the screen 🙂

ijazali
ijazali

Not sure, They weren’t even able to put fingerprint sensor under the screen with s8.

martindale
martindale

Hey, why not go the whole way, cut out that ugly, awkward flat bit in the centre, make a bulbous hemispherical display. Flat? That is so boring! That is where humanity has been going wrong since the dawn of writing – we’ve misguidedly privileged flat substrates all these millennia. It’s taken the genius of Samsung to give us images distorted across an undulating surface, something we’ve not enjoyed since the cave paintings.

Rant over.

But seriously, Sammy, give me a flat display for my next stylus-toting Note, please!

warlockba
warlockba

+1 for the sheer quality of the sarcasm implied in your post 🙂

NotReallySamsungFan
NotReallySamsungFan

Isn’t 2 enough?