Samsung found a way to kill the iPhone X notch, but Apple already has a better solution
When it comes to sweeping redesigns, compromises are inevitable. It's impossible to push a product forward without taking a few risks, some of which will pay off, and some of which won't. For the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, Apple opted to mix things up with a brand new Face ID system, the death of the home button and an all-screen design.
While the display of the iPhone X does stretch to meet all sides of the phone, the infamous notch (which contains all of the sensors and cameras necessary for Face ID to work) keeps the flagship device from being truly bezel-less. In all likelihood, the notch is here to stay for at least a generation or two, but a newly published patent from Samsung appears to detail an alternative design that could eliminate the need for the notch.
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Samsung found a way to kill the iPhone X notch, but Apple already has a better solution originally appeared on BGR.com on Thu, 18 Jan 2018 at 16:38:25 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.