Samsung is tipped to show off a new smartphone screen technology, Sound on Display, at CES 2019 in Las Vegas.
The tech would enable smartphone displays themselves to emit sound, eliminating the need for the earpiece speaker and increasing the device’s screen-to-body ratio.
The speculation arrives via etnews, which says Korean and Chinese manufacturers are set to show off similar audio emitting display products at the conference, citing industry sources.
The Sound on Displays at CES may be seen on working smartphone and TV prototypes.
Sound on Display works by effectively transforming the smartphone body into a diaphragm, allowing the display itself to vibrate and produce sound when the ear is placed against it.
This means the area of the phone typically occupied by the earpiece speaker could instead be taken up by the screen itself.