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Samsung files patent for in-display camera and fingerprint scanner

All the sensors, the camera and the upper speaker are integrated in the display. (Source: Samsung)
All the sensors, the camera and the upper speaker are integrated in the display. (Source: Samsung)
The patent may be implemented in the successor of the Galaxy S9 at the soonest, but then again, as with many patents, it could only be just a cool concept that may never be featured in Samsung's devices.
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Apple tried its hand at a bezel-less smartphone display for the iPhone X model, but could not get rid of the upper notch for some reason. Lenovo also seems to be preparing a bezel-less model with the notch, probably using the same Chinese factories to manufacture the displays. Samsung, however, intends to be the first to introduce a true bezel-less display. The South Korean company filed a patent for such a display back in 2017, but the World Intellectual Property Organization was only able to reveal it just a few days ago.

According to the patent, Samsung’s design integrates the fingerprint sensor and the front camera in the display. An in-display fingerprint sensor has been previously announced by Samsung and other companies like Vivo at CES 2018, but no one tried to integrate the front camera plus all the sensors and the upper speaker in the display itself up until now.

Samsung’s patent could be implemented in the next version after the Galaxy S9, but there is always the possibility that the concept may never end up in a consumer product.

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Bogdan Solca
Bogdan Solca - Senior Tech Writer - 1506 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017
I first stepped into the wondrous IT&C world when I was around seven years old. I was instantly fascinated by computerized graphics, whether they were from games or 3D applications like 3D Max. I'm also an avid reader of science fiction, an astrophysics aficionado, and a crypto geek. I started writing PC-related articles for Softpedia and a few blogs back in 2006. I joined the Notebookcheck team in the summer of 2017 and am currently a senior tech writer mostly covering processor, GPU, and laptop news.
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Bogdan Solca, 2018-01-19 (Update: 2018-01-19)