We are reader supported. External links may earn us a commission.

Android

Galaxy S10, LG G8 may get bone conduction technology to kill the notch

By Jules Wang June 12, 2018, 3:23 pm

If any phone manufacturer is going to get rid of the notch and chin around the display of their phones, one of the obstacles they’ll have to deal with is the earpiece — the one speaker that is required for a phone to be a phone.

At the SID 2018 conference, Samsung Display and LG Display were found demonstrating “sound-emitting displays” at their booths where the panel, connected to the sound actuators, vibrates and produces audible sound only when it makes contact with the user’s ear — body conduction has been used in place of a speaker on phones before, including those from Kyocera and Xiaomi.

POCKETNOW VIDEO OF THE DAY

According to The Electronic Times, sources say it seems that both chaebols are working on implementing the technology to phones set for release early next year — that would be the Galaxy S10 for Samsung and likely the LG G8.

Beyond demonstrations, LG is reported to be working backwards from its innovations on the television side with its sound-emitting panels — that could hint at speakers that don’t need to conduct with skin to work.

However, the main priority with this purported move is to kill as much bezel space as possible. Notches and chins be damned.

Search

Latest Articles

Phones

These are the best Moto G Power 2022 Cases

This article will show you some of the best rugged, slim and lightweight, transparent, and colorful cases that we could find on Amazon for the Motorola Moto G Power 2022.

By Roland Udvarlaki May 26, 2022, 1:20 pm