Samsung has recently unveiled the much awaited Galaxy A8s, christened to be the first smartphone from the company with the Infinity-O display. Not just limiting itself to a particular notch design or an on-screen camera, it also has put forward plans to incorporate four new display types in its smartphones.
Now people won’t just be able to pick the Infinity-O display but has a variety of other display options to take their favorite pick. An Infinity-V screen and an Infinity-U display. Determined not to be left out in the notch and the on-screen camera competition, Samsung has already put forward a patent application on 27 September 2017, claiming patent rights on smartphones with the Infinity-U display.
Though Infinity-U is claimed by Samsung, it resembles the notch design to that of the Essential Phone, the first smartphone to deliver the notch display to the world.
Samsung’s patent was recently published by the American Patent Office, USPTO on December 11, 2018. Recent images of the patent application have been released that provides a more thorough insight on how the Infinity-U display will look like.
The smartphone carries a high screen to body ratio with a notch that cuts down the edges. The fingerprint scanner has been carefully placed under the display with the speakers above the half oval or U shaped notch. Everything else is placed according to the standard smartphone design with the Sim Card tray and the 3.5 mm headphone jack on the top and the usual USB Type-C connection and speakers placed at the bottom. The smartphone illustrated in the patent application also had a standard single camera design with a LED design.
All these placements aren’t a part of the patent application. Though Samsung was quick to put forward a patent application, it isn’t yet confirmed whether Samsung would incorporate the new design specs in their upcoming smartphones.