Waterfall screen digging holes are used to hold physical buttons! Do you like Samsung's new patent?

ByChicky Dodgson 2020-02-26 1710

[gearbest News] Samsung recently won a new patent granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, according to Patently Mobile. The new patent is to dig holes in the curved screen, and is equipped with physical buttons or sensor modules, and does not interfere with the setting of the physical buttons of the curved screen mobile phone. The new patent may solve the design problem of physical buttons for curved screen mobile phones.

Samsung New Patent

As many mobile phone manufacturers design mobile phones as waterfall screens, how to design the physical keys of mobile phones has become a new problem for manufacturers. These waterfall screen phones, the screen extends to the borders on both sides of the phone, want to remove the phone's physical buttons is not an easy task. Mobile phones are generally equipped with power keys and volume plus and minus buttons to control the phone's on and off and volume addition and subtraction, as well as some other functions. Previously, some manufacturers have removed the volume plus and subtract keys of mobile phones and switched to virtual volume keys, but the power keys have not been removed. Well, Samsung's new patent may be able to help them.

Samsung's new patent uses a front camera to dig holes in the side of the screen, and then designs physical buttons to dig holes in the side of the screen, which can effectively improve the visual experience of users of waterfall screen phones. it will not affect the user's use of physical buttons. In addition, the role of these hole digging in Samsung's new patent is not limited to physical buttons, but can also be replaced by other modules or sensors.

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