Note: AT&T patented (as did Apple later using different technology) a way to use pixels as light sensors, so the camera is built into the screen, a la TeleScreen in George O's 1984.
I can see you!
And you cannot do anything about it, try putting your finger over the whole screen.
Mwa ha ha!
RougueBazingga, 05 Sep 2017if they want pure bezel-less phones they should consider putting the selfie camera and the oth... moreUnfortunately, technology hasn't develop that far yet, what you stated just now, everyone had already had it in mind, if commoners like us can think that far ahead, then surely one of these rich companies have already though of it as well...
But look at all these people that failed to read the article properly... LOL
Patent approved back in may 2016 well before the other phones designs were made public. But were the other designs granted patents at all and if they were when were they approved? Most companies file for patents well before releasing anything to the public.
Anonymous, 05 Sep 2017Make another cut for fingerprint sensor. I'm serious.They're going to put it under the screen, cutout not needed for FP scanner :D
Funny thing is, they got transparent screens already, yet they rather cut out than give full, not ''mickeymoused'' screen?
This patent was filed in South Korea on May 2016 Â– well before the designs of the other two became public.
if they want pure bezel-less phones they should consider putting the selfie camera and the other sensors built inside the screen. now that's innovation
sa11oum, 05 Sep 2017lol, how can they patent this when the Essential phone already has it and the upcoming iPhone ... moreThis is what happens when someone doesn't read the article fully and understand things based on their illusions.
Anonymous, 05 Sep 2017people over 15 dont take selfies, scrap the camera Perhaps true, but I do use video chat in my line of work, and I'm 40+. A small pop-out camera (akin to an S-pen) with about the same resolution as the screen would do just fine for me though. Just push it in when not in use.
Plzz no... I hate this cutout..
I want full screen experience..why not try like xaiomi??
Oh... my bad. I read bezel-less design WITHOUT a cutout. That had been much more interesting. These "ears" looks like they're going to be the smartphone equivalent of flat-tire smartwatch screens.
Anony mous, 05 Sep 2017copycat sam sung useless if you want to be unique create os like apple and try to win the gam... moreYou seem to have conveniently skipped where it was stated that Samsung had taken out the Patent as far back as May 2016,well before the IPhone and EP-1 design became public..
copycat sam sung useless
if you want to be unique create os like apple and try to win the game . .
copying >> copying..
simply copying others hard work. feel a shame for getting patent for theirs day and night work .