Samsung Display is the world's biggest OLED panel maker for mobile devices, and it has made OLED panels for almost all high-end phones, including all flagship iPhones, since the iPhone X. After moving from conventional OLED panels to almost bezel-less panels for modern-day smartphones, the company wants to make OLED panels with zero bezels.
During what appears to be a presentation, Samsung Display showcased (via Revegnus) its vision for the future of smartphones. Alongside early near bezel-less OLED screens with a notch at the top, the company showcased the current-generation OLED panels with a punch hole and pill-shaped cutouts for front-facing cameras. And in the same slide, the company revealed what it calls ‘All Around Full Screen' OLED panels. Such panels, according to the company, will completely wrap around the front of a smartphone, effectively leaving no bezel on the front. Such zero-bezel screens would feature 3D lamination technologies and edge brightness control.
A few weeks ago, it was reported that Apple asked its display panel suppliers—LG Display and Samsung Display—to develop zero-bezel display panels for future smartphones. While we are still a few years away from such phones, and once Samsung develops such displays, we can also expect flagship Galaxy phones to feature similar screens.
Samsung has also developed UPC (Under-Panel Camera) for smartphones, and such panels are used in the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and the Galaxy Z Fold 5. It is increasingly looking as if future smartphones could have zero-bezel screens with no visible cutout for front-facing cameras.
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