Since the turn of the year, we are seeing lots of phones coming in with near bezel-less designs, be it in the high-end market or even the budget segment. With 2018 just a few weeks away, get ready to seeing more of these designs on nearly every phone that will be released.
The bezel-less design had previously been reserved for the high-end market. But ever since LG unveiled an LG G6 look-alike dubbed LG Q6, a flurry of Chinese OEMs have been coming up with 18:9 devices. As you may already know, Samsung will also be expanding its group of 18.5:9 devices with the launch of the Galaxy A 2018 series and it’s natural that people will be asking whether the same will happen to the Galaxy C or even Galaxy J series.
It’s for this reason that a development such as what has just popped up in South Korean Intellectual Property Rights Information Service can trigger unnecessary excitements. Apparently, Samsung has filed multiple design patents for bezel-less smartphones, but this has little to do with the introduction of more 18.5:9 devices.
As it is, Samsung is experimenting different ways of ensuring that the Galaxy S9 ends up with the best features in the right places. When devices had bezels, antennas and sensors were housed here, but today, devices have nearly no bezel and Samsung Galaxy S9 is reportedly set to take this a notch higher than the S8. In these patents, Samsung is toying around with several ways of housing the antenna on a bezel-less phone.
Prior to this, several Samsung Galaxy S9 renders and patents have leaked showing a notch-like design for housing a front-mounted fingerprint scanner. But looking at these latest developments, it appears as if Samsung is exploring ways of integrating the sensors and antenna into the frame, which should effectively pave way for fullscreen smartphones.
Samsung will reportedly be teasing the Galaxy S9 at the upcoming CES 2018 event in January. Even though we don’t know much about the phone, we expect that it will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset, run Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box and stick to the same display size for the standard and Plus variants.