Samsung already has a few so-called “bezel-less” smartphones in its lineup. The company took the wraps off the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus back in March, while the Galaxy Note 8 was announced last month. All of them feature what Samsung calls an Infinity Display that is surrounded by extremely thin bezels.
However, it looks like the tech giant might take things to the next level soon. GalaxyClub.nl came across a design patent the company filed with KIPRIS (Korea Intellectual Property Rights Information Service) in May 2016, which gives us a glimpse into what future Galaxy smartphones might look like.
As you can see above, the patent is for a smartphone that features an edge-to-edge display that basically has almost non-existent bezels. In addition to the display, the only other thing the front of the device sports is a small notch at the top that presumably houses the camera and speaker, among a few other things.
Unfortunately, there’s no word on which device this might be. It could be the Galaxy S9, but it also might be a totally different smartphone that will be part of a new Galaxy series. We also have to consider the fact that it just might be a concept that will never make its debut. Companies always file for various patents and they end up never bringing their ideas to market. Of course, we hope that this won’t happen to Samsung, as an all-screen smartphone is something we really want to see and would potentially be a hit among consumers.
The already thin bezels will get even smaller as time goes on.
The already thin bezels will get even smaller as time goes on, allowing companies to equip their devices with even larger displays, without making them a lot bigger at the same time.
We have already seen a bunch of bezel-less devices this year including the Essential Phone and the recently announced LG V30. More will be released in the near future including the Huawei Mate 10 as well as the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2. The former will, according to the latest rumors, have one of the thinnest bezels of any smartphone, although they still won’t be quite as thin as the ones shown in Samsung’s patent.
Would you like to see a Samsung device with even thinner bezels than the Galaxy Note 8? Let us know in the comments.