Reply to post: Re: A useful extension to the display.

Official: The shape of the smartphone is changing forever

Dave 126 Silver badge

Re: A useful extension to the display.

Well yeah, some working pixels are cut out of the panel (in the same operation that cuts the whole panel out) However, I'm currently using a non-notched 18:9 display, and it could be argued that the black pixels in the middle of my status bar are 'wasted' most of the time. The limitation isn't isn't the cost per pixel, but the front facing area of the smart phone. If more use can be made if the real estate by bumping notifications up inline with the earpiece, so be it (not an option on my Galaxy, Samsung have stuck loads of sensors up there).

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