It all started with the Essential Phone but it went mainstream with the launch of the iPhone X. Then came several cloned Android phones and lastly the Pixel 3 XL. Yes, we’re very well talking about the notch and Samsung, which remained the only manufacturer to employ them, has revealed that it is soon going to.
After having committed to the no-notch campaign for a little more than a year, Samsung is finally giving in to join the Notchland as it revealed three different notch designs for its upcoming smartphones. The notches as mentioned in the image are called the Infinity-U, Infinity-V, and Infinity-O, named after the shape in which they cut out from the regular screen space.
The Infinity-U looks a lot like the first notch that was found on the Essential Phone while the sharply cut Infinity-V looks out of the place with all the current notches. While U and V are placed tradition on the centre at the top edge of the display, the Infinity-O appears to be a circular cutout on the screen which is positioned closer to an edge of the display and not at the centre. It looks like Samsung will not be working on screen cutouts as big as that of the iPhones from Apple.
Samsung also teased a New Infinity design which looks like a bezel-less notch-less display, hinting at a possibility of all-screen displays on flagship phones and notches mid-range and budget phones. The ‘New Infinity’ display is probably the latest OLED panel from Samsung which will employ an in-display camera and fingerprint scanner along with the relevant sensors embedded onto the display.
Being the last to move to the Notch train, it looks like the days of Samsung phones without notches are now numbered.