According to a new report, published by a Korean media outlet, Samsung is planning to push its rigid Infinity displays to mid-tier devices. Based on the report provided by The Investor, a South Korean publication, the company may offer its rigid Infinity panels to other smartphone manufacturers. The difference between flexible and rigid Infinity panels is simple, both allow smartphone manufacturers to trim down bezels to the extreme, though flexible Infinity displays also allow smartphone OEMs to manufacture smartphones with curved panels. The Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) and A8 Plus (2018) are actually great examples of devices with rigid Infinity displays, two of Samsung’s very own phones which were introduced earlier this year.
Needless to say, Samsung’s Infinity displays comes with OLED panels. The Galaxy A8’s and A8 Plus’ bezels are not as thin as the Galaxy S8’s and S8 Plus’ bezels, but they’re considerably thinner than they were on the Galaxy A8 (2016) and Galaxy A8 (2017). Now, the source did not mention when we may see new smartphones with Infinity displays, not counting the upcoming Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus smartphones of course, but it may happen soon enough. Now, chances are that some other Galaxy A-branded smartphones will get Infinity displays in the near future, next-gen Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7 smartphones, perhaps, or even Galaxy A3 (2018) handset. Do keep in mind we’re only guessing at this point, but it makes all the sense in the world, as the Galaxy A lineup of devices is Samsung’s mid-range lineup of devices, as Galaxy J-branded phones are considered to be entry-level, most of them, at least. As far as non-Samsung smartphones are concerned, it is still unknown if any other smartphone manufacturer will utilize Samsung’s rigid Infinity displays.
Samsung has been losing market share in some markets lately, markets like China and India, for example, and even though the company is still standing tall in both of those countries, smartphones with Infinity displays may help this Korea-based tech giant, that’s for sure. Thin bezels are quite popular these days, as they look quite sleek, at least in most cases, so Samsung is probably hoping that such design will appeal to consumers more in the mid-range segment as well, but it remains to be seen what will happen, of course.