The next Samsung Galaxy S10 may have a very interesting feature related to the hole in the display that should contain the front camera. In fact, the manufacturer would have filed a patent for a second small transparent display, which could be “superimposed” on sensors and cameras.
The patent we are talking about was requested in March 2017, but it was published by the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) only during these days. According to this project, Samsung may be able to exploit a transparent secondary screen in certain circumstances, in order to overcome or contain in a certain sense the problem of the “hole in the screen”.
The documentation explains that the technology uses small transparent displays in addition to the main one: these would remain transparent to not affect the passage of light and not interfere with the normal operations of the device, but could be exploited to provide information, even if in a more “Simple” and at a lower resolution.
It seems that this secondary portion of the screen may be able to show icons during some operations, such as the use of cameras, the biometric sensor and more. It is interesting to note how both transparent and opaque are used.
Does this mean that the hole in the display used for the Galaxy S10’s front camera could be “covered” while not being used? Not necessarily, or at least, this could happen but maybe not already on the next top of the range.