Samsung is Investing in Bezel-less, Edge-to-Edge Screen Technology
While some companies, including Samsung, are investing in foldable display technology, others are opting for a full screen display product. We recently watched Xiaomi make headlines with their Mi MIX concept phone. A smartphone that reportedly sports a 91.3% screen-to-body ratio. This type of technology is still in its infancy, and has already shown to be very fragile compared to smartphones with a bit of a bezel.
However, it seems like Xiaomi isn’t the only company who wants to impress the world with a bezel-less, edge-to-edge display. Last week, Samsung was at the iMiD 2016 display exhibition in Seoul and a few of their engineers talked about the future of Samsung Display. The company would not confirm whether or not the upcoming Galaxy S8 would feature this type of tech, but Park Won-sang, a principal engineer at Samsung Display, did confirm the company was investing a considerable amount of money and manpower into the technology.
Won-sang said their goal is to hit above 90% in the screen-to-body ratio department. It’s unknown if they will be able to topple Xiaomi’s new Mi MIX smartphone, so we’ll just have to wait and see what Samsung can produce. He did confirm that Samsung Display is targeting to roll out these types of displays sometime next year though. However, he did not give us a time frame for a release date or specifics on which phone Samsung would use it in.
Won-sang said their ultimate goal is to have something with a 99% screen-to-body ratio. He showed off some concept images during his presentation that showed a phone that looked similar to the Galaxy S7 Edge, and we were told that the display technology would allow for almost all sensors to be embedded under the display itself. Other than being impressive to hold and use, Samsung believes this would also help to improve immersion when used in a Gear VR type headset.Source: The Investor