Designer Benjamin Geskin has taken to Twitter with some conceptual renderings for a Samsung Galaxy Note-branded device he hopes could be seen in 2020. The images are, it probably goes without saying, unofficial and not intended to show any current projects Samsung is working on or to be based on anything other than the general progression of Samsung's design cues. There also haven't been any details listed with regard to the internal specifications the designer would expect from a Galaxy Note released in that year. The device pictured actually bears no brand-designation, either, so it isn't even really possible to say which iteration of the Samsung Galaxy Note is being represented. Bearing that in mind, a few details may be surmisable form the images themselves, since the renders are exceptionally well-made. In any case, it's always fun to speculate about what may be in store for the high-end handsets of the future.
Perhaps the most immediately noticeable feature shown in the concept renders is a nearly complete lack of bezels surrounding the screen of this imagined Galaxy Note handset of the future. At the same time, every edge of the handset pictured appears to be comfortably rounded off on both the front and back. The only portion along the front of the device that isn't part of the display is a notch along the top where the front facing camera, sensors, and the speaker would be housed. The fingerprint scanner, meanwhile, has been built directly into the display – as represented by a fingerprint icon on the lower part of the screen. That leaves the back of this concept looking remarkably clean, with the sleekness of the back glass interrupted only by the dual-cameras, heart rate sensor, and accompanying dual-tone LED flash. The power and volume rocker buttons along the right and left edges of the device also appear to protrude less, which lends well to the overall aesthetic appeal. The renowned Galaxy Note S Pen is also shown tucked in along the bottom of the handset, next to a single bottom-firing speaker, 3.5mm headphone jack, and USB Type-C charging port.
As already mentioned above, this design is completely fan-made. So it's unlikely that Samsung has anything quite like it in the works for the near future – let alone planned as far out as the year 2020. Having said that, it is a good attempt to capture the essence of Samsung's design language as it might be shown in the future, building on current designs being put forward by the company. It also holds true to some of the features Samsung has been working to achieve, such as a behind-the-display fingerprint scanner.