Sharp Is Making a Dual-Notch Smartphone for All You Die-Hard Notch-Heads Out There

In the war of notches and bezels, Sharp has landed firmly on Team Notch with its upcoming Aquos R2 Compact. Yup, your eyes do not deceive you. That is a phone with two notches. Read More >>

Holes Are the New Notches, According to a Recent LG Patent

The notch is going to go down as one of the shortest-lived features in smartphone history, but that doesn’t mean we’re completely done with screen cutouts just yet. In a recent patent filing from South Korea, it seems LG is looking to evolve the notch by turning it into a hole. Read More >>

It’s Kind of Brilliant How This Dual-Screen Smartphone Avoids the Notch

2018 may have been a pretty sedate year for phones, with many flagships including the Galaxy S9 and iPhone XS trotting out essentially the same design for a second tour of duty. But as we move closer to 2019, phones like the Oppo Find X and this wonderful, new dual-screen device suggest things could get a lot more interesting real soon. Read More >>

The Incredible Evolution of the Smartphone Notch: From Bezels to All Screen

Despite Essential being first, after Apple adopted the notch, nearly every other smartphone maker jumped on the bandwagon and made those stupid little cutouts at the top of the screen the most discussed and reviled feature on handsets in the last 18 months. Read More >>

Google Lays Down the Law on Notches

While Google hasn’t made a phone with a notch (at least not yet), the folks over in Mountain View have been working on adding support for sensor cutouts into the next version of Android. And in a recent Android Developers Blog post, Google described in greater detail what it’s doing to enhance the functionality of modern displays, both with and without notches. Read More >>