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Galaxy Note 10 may feature Sound on Display instead of an earpiece

Much has been speculated about the Galaxy Note 10’s display based on protective film leaks out of China over the past few weeks. It’s now being claimed that the Galaxy Note 10 may feature Sound on Display technology instead of a traditional earpiece. The claim is based on one such leaked film which shows slim bezels all around.

The top bezel above the centered camera hole appears to be quite slim. It may be that way because Samsung is now rumored to replace the earpiece with Sound on Display technology. The chin seems to be slimmer than the Galaxy Note 9 as well.

Galaxy Note 10 could adopt Sound on Display

These adjustments would enable Samsung to fit larger displays without having to significantly increase the device’s size. The Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10 Pro are expected to feature 6.3-inch and 6.75-inch displays respectively. Removing the earpiece would certainly allow for the display to be stretched a bit further.

In that case, Samsung would have to rely on its Sound on Display technology. This has been one method of killing the notch that Samsung has been considering. It first showcased its Sound on Display technology at the Samsung OLED Forum in China last year. The company also showed off these OLED panels at CES 2019 in January. Products with this technology were expected to arrive later in the year.

Leakster @UniverseIce claims that the Sound on Display technology will replace the earpiece on the Galaxy Note 10. In that scenario, piezoelectric vibrations transmit the sound to the user’s ear through the display. Samsung has implemented similar technology on one of its new affordable devices. As we pointed out in our Galaxy M40 review, the maximum call volume is very low and calls feel hollow. Samsung could just improve on this front for its flagship phablet.

What would the absence of an earpiece mean for stereo sound? It may adopt the same solution as the LG G8 which already has this technology, or as LG calls it, “Crystal Sound OLED.” The conventional bottom-facing speaker is paired with the piezoelectric speaker for 2-channel stereo sound.

All of this remains unsubstantiated so take this with a grain of salt. There’s always the possibility that the leaked films we have been seeing so far are from a prototype that didn’t make the cut. Such rumors and leaks will continue until the Galaxy Note 10 is unveiled. Samsung is expected to do that on August 7 in New York City.

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locarno
locarno

What is haptic on display ?

“calls feel hollow”

What this mean ?

NorthernArbiter
NorthernArbiter

A more important issue for me is the edged display. I would like to see Samsung abandon the edge display for either the S or Note series.

Sound on Display, as it exists in other Samsung phones, is awful. I hope it has improved…. Has Samsung forgotten that the most important feature of a smartphone is making phone calls?

I’m looking for five significant reasons to upgrade from my Note 8. It appears it may be a few more years until I can justify upgrading.

stondec
stondec

I hope this sounds better than the Note 9 for calls and media consumption, otherwise it would turn out to be an ill-advised move.

bayfisher
bayfisher

Samsung is plotting their own demise in sales doing all these crazy changes and if the hole punch in the S10 wasn’t enough.
This is a reason many will leave samsung.
What child is running samsung ?
don’t be a troll and downvote me for if you do, you are not in reality. Suck it up.

JustJoinedBecauseOfYourDu
JustJoinedBecauseOfYourDu

If you want the same damn phone every year then stick to apple. How dare Samsung try to innovate, am I right fellas?

bayfisher
bayfisher

you’re clueless.

bayfisher
bayfisher

degenerates says the same and are hypocrites in this thread and still are nasty abbd narcissistic. thats ok karma has its way. keep downvoting and see how those really are in real life. ignorant.

Yousef206
Yousef206

That’s a deal breaker for me

vasilis78
vasilis78

Why something better is a “deal breaker” for you.

bayfisher
bayfisher

why are you the only not downvoted?
we all say the same.

Yousef206
Yousef206

Sorry but how is losing stereo speaker is better !!?

bayfisher
bayfisher

because you’re unaware.
and already upgraded, do let them say what they want.

DaVinciDevice
DaVinciDevice

Can we use screen protector for this Sound On Display technology? While ultrasonic for fingerprints can not use regular screen protector.

vanillasky
vanillasky

Regular you mean these for 0.25$ from China? Yeah, they made of cheap materials and it doesn’t work with fingerprint scanner. But these for 10$+ are ok.

bayfisher
bayfisher

no protector is a good protector. 99 percent complain when they cant use display right. Look in reddit.