Samsung took some time to come around to the whole idea of using a display notch to increase the panel’s size while slimming down the bezels, at least when compared to many of its rivals that had jumped to notches a couple of years prior. Samsung ultimately revealed its idea of the display notch at its annual developers’ conference in 2018.
The Infinity-V display was one of the solutions that Samsung had highlighted during that presentation, which included the well-known Infinity-O display that’s found on Samsung’s mid-range and high-end devices.
Evidently, Samsung didn’t want the front camera notch to take up substantial real estate on the display. So it decided to go the waterdrop notch route like many other companies. The company ended up branding it as the Infinity-V display. The notch dips into the panel only as much as it’s required for the selfie camera to fit inside, thus allowing the display to stretch all the way up to the top bezel.
This solution is obviously more cost-effective than the Infinity-O which requires accurate laser cutting of a punch hole in the actual display, which is why Samsung has kept the Infinity-V display limited to its affordable models only. You won’t find it on any of Samsung’s premium or flagship smartphones.
List of Samsung smartphones with Infinity-V display
The Galaxy M10 and Galaxy M20 were among the first smartphones from Samsung to feature the Infinity-V display. Samsung has since utilized its waterdrop-style notch on several other affordable handsets all of which are listed below: