Samsung Galaxy S30 could have this 4-sided wild view display. According to a recent patent, the Samsung Galaxy S30 will show four curved edges. Based on a new patent filed by Samsung Display, Samsung’s Galaxy S30 could get a display with four curved sides.
As shown by LetsGoDigital and demonstrated by Jermaine’s “Concept Creator” Smit, the patent (PDF) demonstrates what you might call the natural extension of Samsung’s ‘Edge Display’ concept by adding a curve to the top and bottom edges, while retaining the metal corners for structural integrity.
Samsung Galaxy S30 could have this 4-sided wild view display
This was filed to handset manufacturer Samsung Mobile in July 2019 by Samsung Display, a different member of the Samsung family, but the two companies have worked together in the past.
Anyone who has seen the Huawei P40 Pro’s recent revelation should recognize this screen design, known as an ‘Overflow Show’ in Huawei’s language. The slightly curved edges on all sides gave the phone a near-bezel less look during our hands-on with the P40 Pro, and the soft angles combined with the curved rear felt fantastic to carry.
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It’s obviously possible to make this kind of show, and possibly what motivated Samsung to work on its own version. The Galaxy S20 series, the new flagship phone range from Samsung, was the first of Samsung’s flagships since the 2015 Galaxy S6 to have no curved edges to the left and right of the display, either by default or as an optional feature.
Samsung Galaxy S30
Samsung’s next flagship to launch will be the Galaxy Note 20, but that’s possibly too far into its manufacturing cycle to allow use of this patent. This takes us to the Galaxy S30. We expect the S30 to be at least as big as the 6.7-inch Galaxy S20 Plus, if not larger than the 6.9-inch Galaxy S20 Ultra, which would make it much harder for a lot of potential users to carry the handset.
Having curved edges will make the S30 more ergonomic, helping to regain a core part of Samsung’s brand identity, while splitting critics, fans and consumers.
As this is simply a patent, if it ever does, Samsung may still be years away from enforcing it. But we’ve already seen this concept done by Huawei very well, so hopefully it’s not out of the question for this display feature to appear on next year’s S30.