What The Hell Is Notch Display In New Smartphones?

Notch display is an extra screen at the top end of a smartphone covering the front camera(s) area or leaving a little bezels to accommodate the cameras and sometimes sensors or the speakers.

The Notch screen is a perfect way for phone manufacturers to achieve full Bezel-less display which is trendy now. In other words, this creates a distinctive notch that cut into a portion at the top of the display.

From time to time phone makers try very hard to remove bezels from the front of their devices and this new design has metamorphosed to Bezel-less smartphones which are very beautiful.

The new design also introduced new technologies such as the face ID features which allows you to lock and unlock your phone with your face instead of using your fingerprint or password.

For instance, Apple ditched the fingerprint scanner in the iPhone X and replaced it with face ID. However, the "notch" in iPhone X was criticized by some sections of people as being awful and awkward but it's surprising to see that many other phone makers are adopting it and it has come to stay.

You may be wondering which company first introduced Notch display; well, it's not Apple. Yes Apple wasn't the first company to introduce the notch display but it was first seen in the Essential Phone 1.
Notch display

Although many people thought that Apple was the first to launch it hence they conclude that other manufacturers are copying Apple's notch screen but it's just a lie. Apple actually copied.

But it was not only the big players like Huawei and Asus that announced notch display phones at the event, smaller players like Wiko, Doogee, Oukitel, Ulefone and others got in the picture too.

Apart from the iPhone X and the essential phone 1, there are other smartphones that are currently parading the notch display and most of them were launched at the MWC 2018 in Barcelona.

The Notch Display Phones Announced At MWC 2018 includes;

Wiko View 2 Pro: is the most intriguing on this list. It has a 6-inch bezel-less display with a 16 megapixel selfie camera embedded in the notch. It has support for face unlock.
Wiko has implemented a means of putting the space to the right and left of the notch to good use in certain apps. When playing music, using the camera, or taking a call, a top display bar pops up with interactive elements. The Wiko View 2 Pro will cost $365 or 299 euros.

Doogee V5: has a 6.2-inch bezel-less display. No price has been announced yet.

Leagoo S9 has a 5.85-inch display and will cost $125.

BlackView A30: is an Android Go smartphone that will cost $40. Yes; even cheap smartphones are catching the notch fever.

Noa N10: has a 6.2-inch display and Face ID. It will cost $366 or 300 euros.
Other notch phones that showed up at MWC 2018 include: Oukitel U18, Ulefone T2 Pro, Ulefone X, Vernee M7, iLA X, and Otot V5801. Ever heard of those last two brands?
In all, if I haven’t missed anything, that is a total of 13 notch display phones we are sure will hit the market in 2018.

For smartphone makers to implement the new notch display design, they have shifted the phone speakers under the bottom of the phone, they have also shifted the front cameras as high up as possible. Also the fingerprint scanner is now either embedded at the back or inside the screen. You will as well notice that most navigation buttons are now inside screen not as physical buttons but as a virtual buttons.

What do you think about this new design and the technology?


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