On 11th February 2020, Samsung revealed its Galaxy smartphones set for the year which included Galaxy S20, S20+, S20 Ultra, and Galaxy Z flip. Everyone was just amused by the new design and specs of the smartphones that Samsung launched this year. But leaks from the next finest smartphone that Samsung is working on never stop coming. In the leaked image, it is seen that Samsung is testing on its next smartphone that is also expected to launch this year: the Samsung Galaxy Note 20.
Well, currently, Samsung is experimenting with the idea of a waterfall display on phones and the most likely participant to flaunt such a patent, as per the leaked reports, is the upcoming Samsun Galaxy Note 20.
New Waterfall Display Design
Samsung filed a patent before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on last year’s February. The patent filed reveals the schematics of a phone that has a waterfall display similar to the displays of Huawei Mate 30 Pro and Vivo Nex 3. But unlike these two later phones that have physical side buttons, Samsung’s design has buttons poking through the curved glass.
The patent filed by Samsung titled “Electronic Device Including Bent Display and Method of Displaying Image on Bent Display” was granted earlier this month by the (USPTO). The curved waterfall display of the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 will offer a unique experience and will also enhance the aesthetics. The leaked image also shows that the front screen is curved on both sides and covers almost the entire edge of the phone.
Unlike other smartphones launched earlier that relied on capacitive controls to standby the physical volume and powers buttons. The patent suggests a new waterfall display that will wrap around the edges of the phone. A hole is drilled in the glass on the curved side for the power button placed on the right side while the volume buttons are placed on the left. The buttons seem to poke outside and are surrounded by screen real estate.
Other Sensors of Samsung Galaxy Note 20
The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 is also being said to have a number of sensors. According to Patently Mobile, these sensors may include:
- Gesture Sensor
- Gyro Sensor
- Atmospheric Pressure Sensor
- Magnetic Sensor
- Acceleration Sensor
- Grip Sensor
- Biometric Sensor
- Red blue green (RGB) Sensor
- Temperature/humidity Sensor
- Illustration Sensor
- Ultraviolet Sensor
- E-node Sensor
- EMG Sensor
- EEG Sensor
- Fingerprint Sensor
All of these sensors require a dedicated control circuit for controlling at least one or more sensors. Other than these sensors, Samsung’s patent application also mentions a holographic projector of some type. It says that “The display of Samsung Galaxy S20 may further include a control circuit for controlling the panel, the hologram device and/or the projector.”
To sum up, Samsung’s patent doesn’t tell us which device will feature the waterfall display or when they will launch their upcoming device. However, multiple articles and blogs suggest that the Galaxy Note 20 will own this revolutionary design. We can’t say anything by now because Samsung has not come up with a confirmation about it. But it can be thought that this waterfall display will be a winning formula for the upcoming next-gen smartphones.
Via: Gadgets 360
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