26 December 2019
Ever since notches made their way to smartphone displays, they have found it difficult to find true fans. There are people who are good at neglecting notches on their phones but you will hardly find someone who loves them. This is the reason OEMs have been trying out different ways like tweaking the notch size, offering punch-hole displays, and pop-up cameras to make them go away. And now, Samsung seems to have found another way of doing so and it is to offer a reverse notch.
Samsung has submitted a patent application at the Korean Intellectual Patent Office (KIPO) for a notch design that simply reverses its placement. It means instead of ruining the full-screen display viewing experience by being inwards, the notch design will be outwards. You will get a better idea of the reverse notch design by looking at the screenshot below.
As you can see, this outward notch design will house all the cameras and sensors that are used on the front panel. It means the usage of the notch will remain the same as it is in the currently used design. The patent description does not offer many details about the design but mentions this: "By placing the cameras, speakers etc in there, the screen size can be maximized while creating a rectangle screen."
It is hard to imagine what a smartphone with a reverse notch design will look like but if the patent becomes a reality, it will surely take some to get used do it. In the meantime, you can share your views about what you think of this new possible design from Samsung in the comments section below.