It was reported earlier this year that Samsung patented a device with multiple holes punched into the screen to house the front-facing camera and the fingerprint sensor. Now, it seems the South Korean tech giant is bringing that concept to life with new innovations reportedly announced during a forum at the Shenzhen Marriott Hotel in China.
Prolific mobile leakster Ice universe revealed via Twitter, as usual, that Samsung shared at the 2018 OLED Forum its next big plan for devices slated to debut next year.
The new innovations supposedly include a camera sensor, fingerprint reader, audio technology, and touch-sensitive system all built under the screen. If that's to be believed, that means there will be no need for a bezel, resulting in an increased screen to body ratio.
Potentially, the in-screen camera and fingerprint sensor, at least, could well be included in the rumored Galaxy S10 or other future phones by Samsung. Previous rumors suggested that the company's next-generation flagship device will offer in-display fingerprint readers on all Galaxy S10 variants, with the in-display sensor expected to be supplied by Qualcomm. Only time will tell whether these features will actually show up in Samsung's phones next year.