14 February 2019
Ever since the notch became a trend, manufacturers have been trying to find a solution to fit in the front facing camera and the earpiece without the notch. While phones with in-display selfie camera or the punch-hole camera are now rolling out in the market, sound emitting displays have been there. We saw this technology in Xiaomi Mi Mix and very recently in Vivo NEX. Both the phones used a piezoelectric motor to create sound in the display.
Now it is the turn of South Korean tech giant Samsung to unveil its own version of this new technology. It is reported that Samsung may announce “Sound on Display” (SoD) OLED display panels at the upcoming CES 2019 to be held next month.
Samsung is said to be working on a mix of bone conduction technology and vibration which generates sounds from the display itself letting manufacturers remove the earpiece altogether. Since this is an OLED panel, the inclusion of an in-display fingerprint sensor is also possible, offering totally bezel-less and notch free devices.
Prior to this, LG has also showcased the same technology where it presented a device featuring a 6.22-inches display with the same Screen Sound Technology and in turn converting the entire display into a speaker.
In the case of Samsung, it is more intersecting as the company is slated to launch its flagship phone Galaxy S10 around the same time as MWC 2019. Though it is highly unlikely that the Galaxy S10 may come loaded with this technology, its worth a bet isn't it. What are your thoughts?