At the Samsung SDC 2018 Developers'Conference last week, we saw several screen cutting schemes besides the new folding screen handset. Among them, the design of Infinity O has attracted a lot of attention. Specifically, this is a design that abandons Liu Hai and digs small holes on the screen alone to place the front-facing camera.
On the left is the Infinity O program. You can see the opening in the upper left corner. The picture is from: Ben Geskin
Originally, I thought it was just a simple technology demonstration, but I didn't expect that Samsung Mobile will be able to implement it next year.
Famous revelersEvan BlassRecently, a part of the news about Samsung Galaxy S10 was revealed on Twitter. He said that the new screen opening scheme was adopted to solve the current "Liu Haiping" problem. It looks like the design of "Infinity O". The question is only the size and location of the opening.
This means that although you will still see the "black hole" caused by taking care of the front-end camera, at least you will not see the "gap" like the iPhone X at the top. It should be called "beauty mole" design accurately?
In order to open the front hole independently, the size and position of the front camera can not be determined. The picture is from:Ben Geskin
at presentBen GeskinIt also draws a hypothetical picture of Samsung S10 comparing with the iPhone X. With the curved screen and the small hole of the front camera, the screen proportion has been significantly increased, and the visual effect is not worse than that of Liu Haiping.
In addition, Evan Blass also said that Samsung Galaxy S10 will be equipped with ultrasound-based fingerprints (most of which are optical solutions at present, and ultrasound penetration is better, which is expected to further improve the recognition rate), with three cameras (standard/long focus/wide angle), running on the new Android 9.0.One UISystem interface.
As early as the end of October,BloombergA lot of information about Samsung Galaxy S10 has been exposed first. Sources said that in addition to the previous standard and "Plus" versions, the S10 series will add a relatively low-cost version, similar to this year's iPhone XS/XS Max/XR mix.
There is another thing that can not be ignored.Samsung folding screen mobile phone.yonhapRecent reports also indicate that folding screen handsets, which are really on the market, are expected to be officially launched in March 2019, with initial shipments reaching 1 million, but the price may be as high as $1,700.
In the past year or two, Samsung has been more conservative in seeking comprehensive screen solutions, rarely making major changes in the design, which indirectly affects the influence of its equipment in the market.
On the one hand, Samsung has adhered to the symmetrical design of the upper and lower ends of the Galaxy S flagship in both generations, rather than the "Beauty Point" or "Liu Haiping" scheme, which causes Samsung to temporarily fail to gain too much advantage in the screen proportion index, and seems somewhat "outdated" and "outdated" when compared with similar competitors.
On the other hand, Chinese mobile phone manufacturers are significantly more active in differentially selling sites than Samsung. For example, the lifting cameras of OPPO and vivo, millet and the glorious slider full screen, or the front and back double screens of Nubia, are all trying to exchange physical space for the integrity of the front screen.
On the surface, this seems to be contrary to the trend of "equipment integration", but it still gets a lot of attention and voice in the market.
According to Samsung's latest announcementQ3 earnings dataThe South Korean technology giant continues its strong growth in the semiconductor business, with chips and screens selling like hot cakes, but revenue and profits from smartphone business are still declining, meaning it is farther and farther away from consumers.
in additionIDCQ3 data also show that although Samsung has retained the top spot in global shipments, it is also the largest decliner among the top five brands.
Not to mention that in China, Samsung, which had occupied nearly 30% of the market three years ago, has been basically divided up by the domestic mobile phone manufacturers represented by "Huami OV", and it is very difficult to regain it.
Samsung needs to speed up its product rhythm in order to save its mobile phone business and market leader. This sign was reflected at last week's SDC developer conference. In addition to the folding screen prototype used to "show muscles", we also saw a new "One UI" interface featuring minimalist style and one-handed interaction. Next year, it will replace "Samsung Experience" and "TouchWiz", becoming the default UI of Samsung mobile phones.
In terms of products, as long as the Samsung-led OLED screen has technological breakthroughs, it can still bring some innovations to hardware. Today's "Infinity O" is the best example.
In addition to supplying Samsung's own flagship, "Infinity O" is also expected to become a new development idea for Android flagship next year. Although this scheme still can not guarantee the integrity of a whole screen, compared with Liu Hai, only opening the camera can significantly reduce the occlusion of software content, and there is no need for the status bar and software to do additional adaptation work.
The iteration on the configuration is continuing. Samsung also released today.Exynos 9820This chip based on 8nm technology and built-in NPU is also expected to start on Galaxy S10.
In this way, next year's Samsung Galaxy S10 may be a breakthrough device in both hardware and software, which is really worth looking forward to.