Samsung applies for a patent on smartphone

Apr

16

2018

design with notch
The Chinese patent office SIPO has published a patent application from Samsung, provided with a smartphone design with a notch at the top. There is no fingerprint scanner on the design drawing, so it may be under the screen.

The SIPO document with the design of the Samsung smartphone with notch has been discovered by Mobile Buying . Samsung submitted it to the patent office on March 30, 2018. Various smartphones without screen edges can be seen on the drawings, with a notch with cameras and loudspeaker at the top.

These are different designs with at the back of a model vertically superimposed cameras in the middle, like the Galaxy S9. In other models, on the other hand, the cameras are located at the top left, where they are placed either vertically or horizontally. No fingerprint scanner is visible on any of the models, which may indicate that Samsung has integrated it under the screen with the relevant designs.

The publication does not mean that Samsung actually has plans to release a smartphone with a notch. For example, Mobiel Kopen points out that SIPO also publishes a Samsung design of a smartphone without notch, with a front that almost completely consists of a screen. It is unclear where Samsung will place the speaker and front camera with this model here.

Following Apple’s iPhone X, more manufacturers have announced smartphones with a notch at the top of the screen. Samsung does not yet have such a model in its range and, when announcing the Galaxy S9, emphasized that it is not such a notch had.

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