Samsung is getting closer to making full-screen phones a reality

Samsung is getting closer to making full-screen phones a reality

Wouldnt it wonderful to hold a phone having a full screen? Samsung's most recent Galaxy S10 family of smartphones (read our review here), which were announced last month, fully embrace their punch hole "Infinity-O" display.

To achieve this look, Samsung is trying to embed the phone's cameras and sensors beneath its display.

"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. While the company can place the selfie camera under the OLED panel even with the existing technology, the image quality takes a serious hit.

The two-year timeframe given by the company is not a definitive one and it could be years before handsets with under-display front cameras are released.

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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. There was a time when camera phone was just fiction and we used to hear that soon we will be able to see people on mobile who would be sitting at far distances. The Galaxy Fold is most likely going to have its own problems, such as a creasing screen and thick dimensions, and it could take several more years before Samsung perfects the design of this product, while also keeping the price of the handset in check.

Of course, by the time Apple gets the technology Samsung will have had it for a year or so.

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