The full-screen display was one of the hottest trends last year, and it’s not likely to go away anytime soon. To keep up with the competition, South Korean smartphone manufacturer LG is working on some of their designs. The company recently published a patent on Korean Patent Office which shows an entire full-screen display module with a distinctive round-off shape.
The LG display module involves a rectangular hole in the top, which is likely for the earpiece and if rumours are to be believed, the front camera as well. Now it’s very similar to the top notch that the Apple iPhone X has, except it’s one end touches the top. Now it’s up to you readers to decide which looks better and more functional.
The patent does refer to any series or specific smartphone or any specific dimension which hints that it may be a completely new series or the smartphone is in a very basic prototype stage. LG can use this display for future smartphones like LG G7, but also can outsource to third parties. Let’s not forget the Google Pixel 2 display is being outsourced from LG.
Another interesting thing about this LG patent is that it reveals what appear to be an entire ready display assembly, along with ribbon cables and controller. This may suggest that the prototype has been in development for some time and is ready to be unveiled in public events and even to third-party operators. LG along with Samsung is the top contestants in developing display technology, and it looks like we will be seeing more from LG this year. Samsung, on the other hand, used the same previous display from the Galaxy S8 series in the recent Galaxy S9 series.