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Galaxy S9 could sport a ‘full-screen’ design, reveals patent

It’s been revealed that Samsung filed for a design patent with KIPRIS in May 2016 for a smartphone, which is believed to be the much-anticipated Galaxy S9, with an edge-to-edge display that’s equipped with a sensor cut-out, long before rumors emerged that Apple’s so-called iPhone 8 will feature a similar design.

Matching up to the latest iPhone renders, Samsung’s sketches highlight a handset with a full-screen front—and there isn’t a single bezel in sight. An edge-to-edge (presumably) Infinity Display takes up the entire surface, which is interrupted by a small notch at the top for the speaker module, front-facing camera, and ambient light sensor.

The Galaxy S9 will sport the same 5.8-inch Infinity Display as the Galaxy S8, while the Galaxy S9+ will pack an identical 6.2-inch Infinity Display to the Galaxy S8+, according to recent rumors. The flagships should also sport an in-screen fingerprint reader, something Samsung was unable to perfect for the Galaxy S8.

It’s too early to say whether the Galaxy S9 will definitely ship with an edge-to-edge screen à la upcoming iPhone 8 as Samsung regularly files patents that never come to fruition, but it’s certainly feasible. After all, the firm won’t want to be left out, with handsets like the Essential Phone already toting the technology.

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gtone339
gtone339

Doubt for S9, maybe for S10?

aroutis
aroutis

But if SAMSUNG has patented this back in 2016 and apple is bringing this out now… who is copying whom?

whqhdrbs
whqhdrbs

there’s also an rumor saying it’ll be full iinity with sensors tucked in the top part of the device and comes out when in use

Moshpit70
Moshpit70

I demand s9 to have stereo speakers! Get rid of the mono speaker .

sizzle127
sizzle127

Samsung please make fullscreen design with a metal back body and builtin screen fingerprint scanner in the s10!!

RoadRunner99
RoadRunner99

Colour shifting and edge glare in all four sides now. Progress!

Osensnolf
Osensnolf

I think this is a must. I think Samsung is shipping Note 8’s early before people see the new iPhone. It is a great looking phone but not for me – I’ll stick with the Note 8. But still, I think iPhone 8 will win best screen design of the year.

maccyb
maccyb

iPhone 8? but iPhone 8 has exactly the same same screen design as iPhone 7, and 6, with huge bezels? And if you meant to say iPhone X, that huge chunk bitten out of the top is ugly as hell, plus it’s only got 625 nits of brightness, won’t be able to see it on a sunny day. How is that in any way a winning screen design??

azkendrick
azkendrick

Just don’t, the current bezel design is great. Don’t copy the iPhone and Essential design

NotReallySamsungFan
NotReallySamsungFan

It’s the only way as of now to achieve a display that touches every corner of the face and still keep front sensors and speakers. Until we can embed cameras, proximity sensors etc that’ll be it.