Was it not just a year ago when Apple’s iPhone X hit the streets with a hotly derided Notch? Other than Apple and its customers, who loved the Notch? Not the nattering nabobs of negativism or Samsung.
Not members of the technorati elite politburo, but Apple’s competitors from Android-land who wasted no time copying the Notch, sometimes even when there wasn’t much in the Notch. What of Samsung? Same old Samsung. New Galaxy models came with Chin and Forehead, just like always and forever. Until next year. Notch, meet Hole.
That’s right, one of Apple’s arch-nemesis frenemies, Samsung, decided to forego the Notch and embrace the hole. A hole for the selfie front-facing camera. Let’s Go Digital found a bunch of Samsung patents. For a hole.
Instead of a Notch, it’s a Hole for the camera. Maybe there’s more to the Hole than just a camera hold. After all, Apple’s Notch on iPhone X, Xs, and Xs Max houses a whole bunch of sensors, so maybe Samsung figured out a better way. Or, maybe it’s still like 2018 and Samsung has yet to figure out how to copy Apple as well as other Android smartphone makers.
That hole in the upper left hand corner seems visually innocuous– it’s just a hole– but Samsung has not yet been able to perfect their copycat version of Face Id, so they mock Apple for the Notch while offering customers inferior technology and less security.
Will Samsung’s hole show up in Galaxy 10? Or, Galaxy Note 10? Or, maybe the hole will debut in a new Samsung Galaxy model. The Hole. Frankly, that’s a perfect name. Just as perfect as the upcoming Samsung super smartphone, the Galaxy FlipFlop. You know; the one with the foldable display that turns a smartphone into a tablet.
Galaxy FlipFlop. Perfect.
The Galaxy S10 is also expected to feature an improved camera, potentially with a vertical alignment of lenses.
Three? Meh. Anybody can do two or three lenses. Google puts such smartphone cameras to shame with a single lens on the Pixel 3.
Marc Chacksfield on LG’s patent for 16 lenses:
LG recently revealed the LG V40 Thinq with five lenses (three at the back, two at the front) but it wasn’t to go way bigger with a future phone. A new patent reveals that it is trying to create a phone with 16 lenses on it.
Will this camera phone see the light of day? Probably not.
Everyone mocks the products Apple ships and sells by the hundreds of millions, so it’s always fun to mock someone else’s imagination.