Huawei wants to beat Samsung in the bezel-free, notch-free phone race

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Samsung is expected to launch one of its first phones with a full-screen display in the next few weeks, but it seems that Huawei is raring to beat it to the punch.

According to the leaker Ice universe, Huawei is working on releasing the first “hole screen” mobile phone (pun intentionality uncertain) in December (pictured below.)

Smartphones with display holes are yet another way OEMs are working to deliver bezel-free displays. As of now, the ‘notch’ popularised by the iPhone X has made its way round to phones from numerous companies including HMD Global (Nokia), Google’s Pixel line and Huawei.  Rather than the notch being used to place components like the front-facing camera, a screen hole is cut out to serve as a replacement.

The pros of this are apparent; the unsightly notch can be banished to the dustbin of phone history. The cons are just as readily evident. It comes with an omnipresent hole in your display.

With Samsung’s new screen display tech now getting ready for prime time, it’ll be interesting to see whether this new technology replaces the infamous notch or proves to be a fad.

Source: Ice Universe – Twitter.

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