Reuters/Stephen LamApple Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing, Phil Schiller, introduces the iPhone X during a launch event in Cupertino, California, U.S. September 12, 2017. The notch comprises of the TrueDepth Camera and Face ID 3D facial recognition system.The notch enabled ASUS ZenFone 5 and ZenFone 5Z smartphones that were launched at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 in the previous month look very similar to the iPhone X. The upcoming smartphones such as Huawei P20 series and OnePlus 6 are also expected to arrive with a similar design. It is interesting from a standpoint that Apple is looking for another strategy that will differentiate itself when Chinese Smartphone manufacturers are imitating and applying notch design to their new Smartphones. The source claims that Apple may embed the front-facing camera and Face ID sensors under the display of the 2019 iPhone. An industry insider has revealed that the iPhones releasing in 2019 will not feature a notch. "It seems that Apple is planning to implement full-screen that is more complete to its new iPhones".
"Suppliers are interested in how Apple will be able to place receiver, front-camera, and Face ID feature and implement full-screen at the same time". So whilst the tech companies are mimicking the iPhone X's notch, Apple is simply planning to ditch it shortly.
ET News speculates Apple would seek to drill holes in the OLED panels, or use so-called Black Matrix areas within the displays.
LG G7 Neo. Image courtesy Techbuffalo
Still, not everyone was perturbed by the notch, with some saying that it was a radical design that made way for the phone's futuristic all-screen design.
The LG G7 is also widely expected to be built with a notch. On the left side we see the phone with the original battery while the one on the right has a new one.
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