The solution to the selfie camera issue has been generating a lot of energy in the smartphone market, and it appears Samsung may soon be offering another solution for buyers who want the full-bleed screen experience without a notch or hole in the screen.
Letsgodigital has uncovered a design patent published on the 11 June 2019 by the USPTO for a phone with a screen at the back and no front-facing camera.
Users will be able to switch to the back screen when they want to take a selfie, using the main camera, and then otherwise disable the screen to save battery.
The idea is not novel, having previously been implemented by the Vivo Nex Dual Display and the Nubia, and even patented by Samsung before, but the design patent suggests Samsung is now serious about releasing the device.
Notable is that the design patent also appears to lack a 3.5mm headphone jack, something I wish Samsung’s engineers spent a bit more time integrating instead.
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