Quad-curve flagship smartphones will rule the roost in 2020
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.
New design of flagship smartphone in 2020: quad curved screen.— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) November 26, 2019
In addition to the left and right sides, the top and bottom are also curved.
This design will appear in the top flagship phones.
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