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2018 was a weird chop – what's next?

Telephone design became a bit eccentric in the last year. Writing on a mantra of "more screen is always better" as breathless, smartphone manufacturers did their utmost to kill the frameworks around their screens, with most of them choosing to have it as the primary solution. Some copied iPhone X's wide scores, others boasted on their narrower slots and Google, by contrast, had the biggest jaw ever on Pixel 3 XL. Apple Chef Designer Jony Ive has long expressed his desire to "create an iPhone that everyone appears." At the moment, his company shows temporary content that he claims that he has an edge-to-edge display, albeit with the big disturbance at the top. This sketch of Apple's current form has already become a brand identifier for Apple. Today, technology is to minimize or completely eliminate slots, but Apple also has its face-to-face system embedded in the cabinet. In addition, it is a company that does not often swim in the same experimental design water as its more ruthless Android rivals. Huawei Nova 4. At the same time, Android phone designers are already moving from the hack. Just the past week, we saw the emergence of the hole punch's selfie camera on the front of phones like the Huawei Nova 4 and the Samsung Galaxy A8s. Most of the hooks are primarily justified by the essential character of the front-facing camera, but with these new screen cutouts that are now feasible, a company can eliminate even more incredible edges on the…

Telephone design became a bit eccentric in the last year. Writing on a mantra of “more screen is always better” as breathless, smartphone manufacturers did their utmost to kill the frameworks around their screens, with most of them choosing to have it as the primary solution. Some copied iPhone X’s wide scores, others boasted on their narrower slots and Google, by contrast, had the biggest jaw ever on Pixel 3 XL.

Apple Chef Designer Jony Ive has long expressed his desire to “create an iPhone that everyone appears.” At the moment, his company shows temporary content that he claims that he has an edge-to-edge display, albeit with the big disturbance at the top. This sketch of Apple’s current form has already become a brand identifier for Apple.

Today, technology is to minimize or completely eliminate slots, but Apple also has its face-to-face system embedded in the cabinet. In addition, it is a company that does not often swim in the same experimental design water as its more ruthless Android rivals.


Huawei Nova 4.

At the same time, Android phone designers are already moving from the hack. Just the past week, we saw the emergence of the hole punch’s selfie camera on the front of phones like the Huawei Nova 4 and the Samsung Galaxy A8s. Most of the hooks are primarily justified by the essential character of the front-facing camera, but with these new screen cutouts that are now feasible, a company can eliminate even more incredible edges on the front of the phone. At the same time, Nubia X and the second genius Vivo Nex present another way to side-by-side the chin with the addition of a second screen on the back of the phone. In this way, the main camera can be used for selfies and the front of the phone can almost (almost) the entire screen.

2019 stands out to be extremely exciting as it will force the confrontation with a whole lot of new display techniques and opportunities acquainted with established designs like iPhone. In 2018, shrinking or fitting the cabinet will be the coming year to show us how the cabinet’s successor will look like. Here are the strongest challenges.

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Galaxy A8s.

This is the logical extension of the heel philosophy. When OnePlus adopted a snap in OnePlus 6 earlier this year, the company went to a large extent to explain that it only followed users’ desire for the widest possible display. As former Nokia design designer Marko Ahtisaari used to say, a phone must be as large as possible when used and as small as possible while in the pocket – and it requires as close as possible.

The cavity display, with the only disturbance on the screen being the self-camera, is the easiest continuation of current trends. It does not require any basic design changes, as dual-screen phones make or move parts that you find on slider phones. It’s just the familiar dense monolith of technology, with the upper part of the magic erased. The major disadvantage of these screens, which will be shared with most other designs in 2019, is that the bottom edge of the phone – usually called the chin – is likely to remain in place. None of the display enhancements currently taking shape on the horizon promise to completely eradicate the chin.

Samsung and Huawei have both started their punches on midi phone monitors, but speculation is already awesome that their flagships will distribute similar technologies. Asus ZenFone 6 has leaked with a hybrid idea: It’s a hack by touching the top edge of the screen, but it’s still just a slight cut for the camera and it’s sitting on the side of the screen. It’s in this area of ​​tears, self-cuts and combinations of the two that we get to see most answering machines.

Dual Display Phone


Vivo Nex dual-display edition.

This category is hilarious for its degree of over-engineering. Instead of trying to set up their own camera somewhere in front of the phone, some companies choose to install a whole second touch screen on the back, allowing you to take self-selection with the main camera system. Nubia X is especially impressive because its rear screen completely disappears when it’s turned off, leaving just a shiny glass surface to watch.

We should not anticipate that dual-screen phones should be a high-volume class of smartphone 2019 due to the extra complexity and cost associated with 1) a second screen, 2) custom software to make both sides useful and 3) a battery like is large enough to power two screens. Vivo and Nubia use both of these designs on their top-class devices, and this will remain a premium gimmick until (if ever) proves more than that.

The Return of the Slide


Oppo Find X. [19659019] Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge

Oppos glorious solution to the bucket drama 2018 was to hide it in a slider. Find X has a mechanical slider that pops up from the top of the phone to reveal the selfie camera along with a face lock system similar to that used in Apple’s latest iPhones. On the back of the same slider, the phone’s dual camera system, and the lenses are also protected by the mechanism. While the new and very handsome integration with the upward sweep to unlock the phone, this setting for slider makes the phone more vulnerable to malfunction and susceptible to dust and water revenues.

Other than Oppo, Vivo had a periscope-like popup selfie camera at Nex in 2018, Xiaomi introduced the weary Mi Mix 3, and Honor also released Magic 2 magic kill. The latter two handsets require you to throw the entire front of the phone to reveal their selfie cameras. None of these were exceptionally affordable units this year, but if there is sufficient demand for the design in 2019, we can see the spread of controls to at least the middle level of Android phones.


Galaxy A8s.

Phones 2019 will not be distinguished only by their monitors, of course. As we saw in the last year through experiments like HTC’s solid state page buttons on the U12 Plus, phone designers customize and manipulate all aspects of a device to try to pinch a little more character or differentiation. Next year will also see a battle to determine exactly how many cameras make the phone most appealing, while the current trend of adding gradients and iridescence under the back glass is likely to escalate to new heights of expressiveness. All that is to say that next year in phone design becomes less predictable, more refined and ultimately more satisfying than we have just had.

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