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Quad-curve flagship smartphones will rule the roost in 2020

Quad-curve flagship smartphones will divide opinion in 2020. (Image source: Twitter/Ice universe)
Quad-curve flagship smartphones will divide opinion in 2020. (Image source: Twitter/Ice universe)
Smartphones with curved displays reaching over all four edges of the device will be the prevailing trend in 2020 according to a well-known tipster. While the “waterfall” design has the screen tumbling over the right and left edges of a smartphone, the “quad-curve” design will utilize the top and bottom edges, too. Some have questioned the utility of such a curved smartphone display, though.

Ice universe has been convincing his thousands of followers that the “waterfall” display is going to develop into something more encompassing in 2020. The waterfall display has the screen tipping over the side edges, similar to what the Vivo NEX 3 and Huawei Mate 30 Pro have (although Huawei calls its version a “horizon display”). There’s plenty of screen for users who dislike bezels, but the curved edges can be a cause of erroneous touch inputs.

But now it seems 2020 will be filled with the appearances of quad-curve flagship smartphones, i.e. those with the display hanging over all four edges of the device. To some eyes it can seem quite attractive, as demonstrated by a render of a Xiaomi patent from February. The smartphone in this case is basically all display, with the screen reaching halfway down all four edges.

The famed leaker is insistent this is what we can expect in 2020 from major smartphone OEMs, but is it what consumers really desire? Handy functions such as under-display cameras and 5G connectivity seem to be more preferable. People appear to be worried about holding a quad-curve phone at the sides because of unnecessary touches, or concerned about an expensive device losing its durability factor due to the added screen area. But the quad-curve display solution does look beautiful, which will likely be enough to convince many into making a purchase.

Wireless charging required. (Image source: Ben Geskin)
Wireless charging required. (Image source: Ben Geskin)

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Daniel R Deakin, 2019-11-26 (Update: 2019-11-26)
Daniel R Deakin
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My interest in technology began after I was presented with an Atari 800XL home computer in the mid-1980s. I especially enjoy writing about technological advances, compelling rumors, and intriguing tech-related leaks. I have a degree in International Relations and Strategic Studies and count my family, reading, writing, and travel as the main passions of my life. I have been with Notebookcheck since 2012.