Samsung is also considering developing an OLED display technology that allows the screen to double as a speaker, thus potentially eliminating the need for an earpiece cutout. Apparently not as Samsung is now working to remove it by completely hiding front-facing cameras behind the display. Now, Samsung has addressed the issue directly: "we will continue providing updates to make the scanner work better".
The Korean tech giant is working on a new handset that will place cameras and sensors beneath the display, making it nearly entirely edge-to-edge, according to Yonhap News Agency.
Samsung launched the Galaxy S10 series with Infinity-O display in February this year, where the front camera is included in a hole under the display.
As CNBC reports, Samsung is working on such a solution, but it won't appear anytime soon.
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Any launch would send the stuttering talks on denuclearisation into disarray, after the Hanoi summit broke up without agreement. North Korea claimed it had only requested a partial lifting of the sanctions.
"Punching a hole in the OLED display is a very challenging technology", explained Yang Byung-duk, vice president of Samsung's Mobile Communication R&D Group Display, according to Yonhap News Agency.
Apple, Google, and other phone makers have worked around this problem in the past by adding a larger cutout located near the top of the phone, which is now commonly referenced as a notch.
This was one of the biggest complaints in my Samsung Galaxy S10 review, and as I said when I tried out the device, the South Korean company just needs to refine its performance with more updates as fast as possible. Infinity-O displays are the full-screen phones which do not have notches or holes. The Korea-based electronics giant showed off its flexible display technology as far back as 2013, but only debuted its first foldable phone in 2019.