Samsung’s upcoming smartphone may feature camera and fingerprint scanner embedded in the display. In 2017, we saw an increase in the launch of bezel-less smartphones. Samsung shrank the bezels of its mobiles significantly and whereas Apple was in the news for its outclass “notch”. Vivo also surprised by launching first of its kind in-display fingerprint scanner in its upcoming smartphones. This innovation was considered an embarrassing moment for giant companies like Apple, Samsung, and Huawei. Obviously, these companies might be working on this innovation and have some plans to feature this in their upcoming smartphones. But now it seems like Samsung is planning something new and a bit extra. As per the reports, Samsung has filed a patent for not only embedding the fingerprint scanner in smartphone’s display but to embed the camera also.
According to the patent details published online, it’s not only the fingerprint sensor but the camera, sensors, receiver and the home button might be embedded into the display of the smartphone. Samsung is considering it as a solution for creating larger displays for phones that will enhance the overall user experience.
This is something, we have learned from the patent filed by the South Korean company at WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization). It was rumored that Samsung might feature a notch similar to iPhone X’s notch and we earlier reported that Samsung has filed patents for iPhone X like the notch for its upcoming smartphones. But Samsung has chosen to embed front camera and sensor in the smartphone’s display.
Interestingly, Samsung new patent has revealed that the camera and sensors will be housed in holes that are cut in the smartphone’s screen. The new method looks ingenious, but putting it in practice may be harder than we think. On the other hand, the smartphone shown in the patent features an almost 100% screen-to-body ratio.