LG and Samsung want to launch phones with Sound on Display (SoD), a technology that will replace the classic speaker.
With the new technology, the smartphones will no longer need a speaker, so manufacturers will be able to give up the edge of the device.
These will no longer be necessary, especially since the fingerprint sensor integrated in the screen, as well as the integrated camera, will soon become common specifications. That way, we can finally have full edge-to-edge displays without those annoying notches or sliding mechanisms.
Samsung plans to introduce a Samsung Galaxy prototype with SoD technology at CES 2019 Technology Fair. However, we could also see the first official presentation of a smartphone with this special technology: it’s about the new LG G8, wrote @OnLeaks.
According to my sources, # LGG8 will feature Sound on Display (SoD) technology …
– Steve H. McFly (@OnLeaks) January 3, 2019
Thus, LG could become the first manufacturer to launch a smartphone without a speakerphone. With the new technology, the sound is transmitted directly through the screen, with the help of vibrations.
It remains to be seen if the new LG G8 will have a notch, or the front camera will be integrated into the screen, so we will have a full-screen phone without edges.