Samsung and LG were the only smartphone vendors who didn’t follow the obnoxious Android notch trend. There was a time when Samsung made fun of Apple for even introducing such kind of “design hack.” Now, it seems like the notch haters have finally caved into the display notch trend.
At the SDC 2018, Samsung confirmed that it is working on notch design displays, along with the announcement of its first foldable phone. The company showed off four different types of “Infinity display”; out of which, three are notched displays, and one is a fully edge-to-edge display called “Infinity New.”
The three notched displays are called Infinity-U, Infinity-V, and Infinity-O. The naming aligns with the kind of notch design, these Samsung Infinity display carry. Starting with Infinity-U; it’s essentially a teardrop notch, recently adopted by the OnePlus and was first seen in the Essential device.
The Infinity-V carries a weirdly looking V-shaped notch which we are looking at for the first time. But at this point, nothing seems to be weird anymore, considering the journey of notches we have seen so far with more bizarre notches.
Lastly, there is Infinity-O; As you might have guessed, it carries a notch which is shaped in a circular cut-out. Instead of having it in the center, Samsung is going off with a display which has a notch hole on the top-left.
Thankfully, the company is not experimenting with an iPhone-like notch, as we saw in the Google Pixel 3 XL. But we now know for sure that its current flagships like Galaxy Note 9 and Galaxy S9 are probably the last one to follow traditional design screen format.
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This kind of “change in perspective” isn’t something new to us. Recently, we saw it OnePlus where it eliminated the headphone jack in their new OnePlus 6T, despite using the headphone jack as a USP while selling their previous models.