Korean giant Samsung is tipped to be gearing up for a truly bezel-less phone, stretching the display from the top to bottom. While Samsung has already introduced the Infinity display on this year’s flagships, we will not be surprised if we get truly bezel-less phones in the coming months.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 come with Infinity display which almost removes the side bezels. Now, LetsGoDigital has reported that Samsung has filed a patent with the World Property Office (WPO) to bend the display on all four sides. This will allow the company to make a bezel-less smartphone.
A truly bezel-less flagship from Samsung?
While the idea may seem far-fetched for now, it is feasible and the patent documents by Samsung shed light on the possibilities. By doing this, the company will probably get rid of the 3.5mm headphone jack and even the USB port.
Bending the display on all four sides, Samsung will probably trade the physical volume rockers and lock buttons for on-screen buttons. The company has already embedded a pressure-sensitive home button under the display, so there is a possibility for other buttons to be replaced.
There is also speculation that the 3.5mm headphone jack and the USB port will be gone too. While the earphone jack is already being removed from many flagships, wireless charging and data transfer may help Samsung remove the USB port.
The patent filed by Samsung at the WPO explains a folding display. The company is expected to use a similar Cantilever Piezoelectric Ceramic Acoustic Technology like the Xiaomi Mi Mix to eliminate the earpiece.
Wireless charging is also there on Samsung phones already so there is no need for a new method for bezel-less flagships. Also, the company is expected to release a folding phone by next year. This device is named as the Galaxy X and expected to have a flexible display on it.