As the screen-to-body ratio is increasing, it is leaving no space for sensors on the front and leading to alternatives like in-display fingerprint sensor introduced by Vivo and followed by others in the recent past. The Chinese firm also introduced a unique concept of sound-emitting screen on Vivo NEX S and Vivo NEX A replacing the traditional earpieces and making the phone’s body to vibrate and emit sound.
Meanwhile, a South Korean publication has claimed that Samsung and LG are also working on the same technology and will introduce sound-emitting screens on their upcoming devices – Galaxy S10 and LG G8 respectively. Both the South Korean firms are keen to get rid of notch that houses a number of sensors including earpiece to reduce top bezel and increase screen-to-body ratio.
Samsung had already showcased its sound-emitting display concept last month at the Society of Information Displays (SID) 2018. The concept does not feature an earpiece whereas the vibration and bone conduction of the display panel takes on the job of an earpiece. Since the device does not feature an earpiece, the upper and lower bezels can be reduced further to house a larger screen. Take a look below:
Reports from South Korea claim that Samsung Galaxy S10 may house a sound-emitting screen measuring 6.2-inches in size; the same size as we saw on Galaxy S9+ this year. However, the smartphone may still feature a slightly thick upper bezel as it is expected to house 3D sensing camera and iris scanner over there. On the other hand, LG is also preparing to launch flagship device next year with the same technology.
Technically speaking, the sound-emitting screen uses transmission bandwidth of 100 and 800 Hz that allows users to hear sound by placing their ear on a wide portion of the display. As mentioned earlier, Vivo NEX series uses the similar sort of display dubbed as Screen SoundCasting technology. While LG’s Crystal Sound OLED TVs and LED lights are already equipped with this feature that allows better-sounding bass and treble, so we can expect LG’s upcoming flagship to have the same feature as well.
Keep visiting these pages to know more about tech-related advancements in coming days. Meanwhile, feel free to share your views in the comments section below.