All-screen smartphones are expected to become the mainstream of the market as cameras, speakers and fingerprint recognition devices are disappearing from the front surfaces of smartphones.
Last week, Oppo and Vivo released all-screen smartphones. Samsung Electronics is expected to follow suit with the Galaxy S10, which is likely to be released next year.
Last month, Samsung Display unveiled its Sound-on-Display (SoD) technology, which is characterized by generating sounds by means of bone conduction-based screen vibration. This means a call reception speaker can be removed or placed on one side.
According to industry sources, the Galaxy S10 is expected to come with a fingerprint scanner built into its display as well by adopting an ultrasonic wave-based device instead of an optical device. Forbes recently mentioned that Samsung Electronics has a technique for hiding hardware from a smartphone screen and the technique is likely to be exhibited at the Consumer Electronics Show scheduled for January next year.