The South Korean technology launched in 2019 the Galaxy S9 generation. These are two top-of-the-line Android smartphones that are pretty conservative and identical to the previous generation. However, by 2019 Samsung should be amazed by well-run Android devices.
First, as early as 2019 we will begin to see the fingerprint reader present under the screen. Something we’ve already found on Huawei Mate 20 Pro, among other recent smartphones. Therefore, for the year we will see redoubled efforts by Samsung.
First and with the fingerprint reader already embedded under the screen, the South Korean is already planning the next step. Consequently, this should not only involve smartphones and folding screens as well as a new approach to the front cameras.
In this sense, we now have an indication that Samsung will be developing and testing a way to put the front camera under the screen. That is, put the self-built camera already in the display of the smartphone, behind the screen. Something that would transform the appearance of the front panel of Android smartphones.
Secondly, it is very easy to imagine an Android smartphone in which the screen essentially occupies the entire front panel. A device in which the camera does not force manufacturers to implement a notch or monocle on top of it. An Android smartphone in which the screen does not have to wrap around the camera and various sensors. An Android device in which the screen can be the only protagonist of the front panel of the same, without distractions or imperfections in the design. This is Samsung’s current ambition.
Thirdly, we have seen several manufacturers try to get around this situation in their Android phones. See the Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 that will have a full sliding flap in which will be the selfie chambers as well as the necessary sensors. Look at the thousand and one smartphones with a notch to house the front camera and its sensors.
Imagine now a smartphone that does not need any of these solutions. In that the front camera is no longer a hindrance nor does it require curious maneuvers in the design and mechanics of smartphones.
That’s exactly what Samsung will be doing, testing several prototypes of various Android smartphones with a new approach. All this so that Samsung never has to “surrender” to the fashion of the monocles or notch.
However, this technology will still be at a very early stage, with no evidence of success or viability. Still, it will not be foolish to say that in 2019 we will be able to see some already functional prototypes.
In short, this technology may well reach Samsung Note 10 by mid-2019 or, in a more conservative approach, by 2020.