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Samsung to Create ‘Perfect Full-Screen’ Devices

Samsung's ultimate goal is create a smartphone with all of sensors embedded beneath the screen

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Galaxy S10 is the only smartphone that has a hole in OLED display itself. Pixabay

Samsung Electronics Co. on Thursday said it will push to put cameras and sensors beneath the screens of smartphones to create “perfect full-screen” devices.

The South Korean tech giant said its Infinity-O Display, used in Galaxy S10, is a “milestone” for its display technology, although going forward, it will showcase a “full screen” look for upcoming smartphones.

“Punching a hole in the OLED (organic light-emitting diode) display is a very challenging technology,” Yang Byung-duk, Vice President of Samsung’s Mobile Communication R&D Group Display, said in a briefing, Yonhap news agency reported.

“We tried the technology for Galaxy’s 10th anniversary model and think the strategy worked as a result.”

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Samsung’s ultimate goal is create a smartphone with all of sensors embedded beneath the screen. Pixabay

“Galaxy S10 is the only smartphone that has a hole in OLED display itself,” Yang pointed out. “Hole display is not one of the design options, but it is a noteworthy achievement in terms of the display technological advances.”

Samsung’s ultimate goal is create a smartphone with all of sensors embedded beneath the screen.

“Though it wouldn’t be possible to make (a full-screen smartphone) in the next 1-2 years, the technology can move forward to the point where the camera hole will be invisible, while not affecting the camera’s function in any way,” he said.

 

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LG Electronics Inc. adopted a similar technology in its latest smartphone, G8 ThinQ. Pixabay

Yang said the company is also considering development of Crystal Sound OLED display, which can make the screen double as a speaker.

 

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LG Electronics Inc. adopted a similar technology in its latest smartphone, G8 ThinQ.

Galaxy S10’s Infinity-O Display puts a front-facing camera in a punch-hole in the main display itself, doing away with the bezel and notch to provide users with the best viewing experience for.

The flagship smartphone also features the world’s first ultrasonic fingerprint reader on the screen, ditching the physical pads located in various places on previous devices. (IANS)

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Samsung to Launch its First 5G Smartphone in Market in April

South Korea's three mobile carriers have been preparing to roll out their commercial 5G service for Samsung's smartphone built for the high-speed network

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Arvin Baalu, vice president of product management at Harman International, talks about the Samsung Digital Cockpit during a Samsung news conference at the 2019 CES in Las Vegas, Jan. 7, 2019. VOA

Samsung on Thursday said it will release its first 5G smartphone in the first week of April in South Korea, making it the world’s first mobile device with the next-generation network capability.

The South Korean tech giant said Galaxy S10’s 5G model will go on sale on April 5, without a pre-order programme, Yonhap news agency reported.

Though Samsung did not disclose the price, it is expected to cost around 1.5 million won ($1,332) in the domestic market, according to industry sources.

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Samsung’s retail presence in the US was marked only by pop-up stores and dedicated spaces in franchisees like Best Buy. Pixabay

On Monday, the state-run National Radio Research Agency said Galaxy S10’s 5G model has passed signal verification test, giving the green light for its launch in the South Korean market.

South Korea’s three mobile carriers have been preparing to roll out their commercial 5G service for Samsung’s smartphone built for the high-speed network.

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Samsung’s schedule is about a week earlier than the US carrier Verizon’s plan to launch its first 5G smartphone service on Motorola’s MotoZ3, essentially a 4G phone with a special attachment that gives it 5G capability, in Chicago and Minneapolis on April 11. (IANS)