Samsung patents a smartphone with a notch and in-display fingerprint scanner

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The South Korean tech giant Samsung that famously made the displays for Apple's iPhone X previous year is going to start making displays for a new iPhone X and iPhone X Plus as reported by Taiwan's Economic Daily News.

The front of the unnamed Samsung Galaxy phone presented in the patent features a display that stretches to all sides of the front. There is a small rectangular cutout with the front camera, earpiece and other sensors, above the screen of the phone.

"[The] iPhone X surpassed our expectations and has been our top-selling iPhone every week since it shipped in November", Cook said.

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To sum it up, an early production plan from Samsung could only mean good news for the customers as it literally translates to earlier dates and more devices available on the markets for the customers to buy. There also appears to be antenna lines present on the back panel of the phone. Meanwhile, the top edge features the SIM tray. The body is made of metal and it has a power control button. It's being speculated that this particular Samsung phone may have an in-display fingerprint scanner, which is something that a lot of consumers have been wanting on a Samsung device for sometime now. From releasing an ad taking potshots at the notch to incorporating it in a smartphone, Samsung might just have lost the bragging rights over its fiercest rival. They really, really hate the notch. The patent was filed with SIPO, which is China's equivalent of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). That being said, this patent suggests that Samsung is definitely interested in designing an Android phone with a notch. And it seems like, Apple's biggest competition Samsung may join Team Notch soon.

While the aforementioned patent offers nothing new per se when it comes to display, there is another document that has been spotted online, which reveals a second patent filed by Samsung.