Samsung Galaxy Note 10’s Display Will Double Up As A Speaker
Samsung’s latest Note series flagship is right around the corner with other big releases like the upcoming Apple iPhone 2019 and Google’s Pixel 4 line up. The Korean company will have to pull out an amazing feature or function with the new device to make it stand a cut above the rest. Amidst the various rumours, new reports by a renowned leakster reveal a new ‘Sound on Display’ technology for the Galaxy Note 10.
Note 10's "chin" is very narrow, the same level as the iPhone, no speaker grooves on the forehead, which means that the flagship Sound on Display(SoD) technology will replace the traditional speaker. The forehead will be narrower. pic.twitter.com/6aRGQIG0ee— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) June 19, 2019
Ice Universe, the source, leaked Samsung’s new proprietary feature on Twitter. This implied that the tech giant is letting go of the earpiece systems that have been used so far for a new feature to facilitate calls. Within the tweet, a couple of images were shared as well. These images showcased screen protectors that showcased negligible bezels on the Galaxy Note 10 save a punch hole camera cut out.
Sound on Display is a feature that will have vibrations travel through the screen and to the user’s ears when they receive a call. In practice, the feature on the Galaxy Note 10 will function similar to any other handset. According to the aforementioned images, both the Pro and non-Pro will incorporate the new technology. Notably, Samsung is not the first manufacturer to bring this function to mainstream markets, Huawei and LG have previously equipped their flagships with the same. In fact, the company has already tried it once on its own M series lineup. The Samsung Galaxy M40 received mixed reception for the substitute tech over an earpiece with concerns regarding quality.
Reports have even claimed that the Galaxy Note 10 may also feature traditional speakers alongside the Sound on Display feature. However, no concrete evidence has been uncovered and a simple screen protector does not always paint a true picture. Furthermore, it is still highly likely as Samsung has already included the feature in mid-range smartphones and the upcoming Note 10 will probably seek to innovate where possible.