The notch’s successor – the hole-punch display. The Honor View 20 is one of the first flagship phones with a selfie camera cut-out. It helps to almost completely eliminate the top bezel of the phone. In first half of 2018 in the smartphone world was dominated by notches in which came in all forms, shapes(Teardrop) and sizes(pixel 3).
As smartphone makers looked for new ways to bring edge-to-edge display design to smartphones in 2017(Samsung Galaxy S6 edge), the idea behind to eliminate the notch on the display. Samsung decided stay out of the notch when it launched the Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ and Galaxy Note 8.
However all the major companies like OnePlus and Google, adopted the notch when they launched their flagships OnePlus 6, OnePlus 6T and Google Pixel 3 XL. Samsung launched the Galaxy A8s and Huawei launched the Nova 4 with hole punch display design in China. The punch display takes bezel-less display allows the company to eliminate the notch and achieve a screen-to-body ratio of 91.8 percent.
How does hole-punch works ?
It simply drilling a hole into the display and putting a camera sensor underneath it. However, it is just not that simple. The opening is a blind hole, means it doesn’t not go through the screen entirely.
Since light transmits the hole about 10 layers of glass above the camera which may result in discoloration or blurry images. So the company adopted major techniques called pixel translation technology to achieve the hole punch display design on its smartphone.
The future of hole-punch
Honor View20, the first smartphone with hole punch display in India. The design where the display extends all the way to the edges and does not have a mechanical slider or an elevating front camera setup like Oppo Find X and Xiaomi Mi MIX 3.
However, this notch is a much better notch implementation than the one seen on Google Pixel 3 XL, which looks nothing but eyes. At MWC 2019, we have see phones from Nokia, Motorola others with hole punch display. According to rumours the Samsung Galaxy S10+ has left little punch-hole cut-out and triple-lens camera setup at the back.
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