mobielkopensamsung has applied for a patent on a smartphone design that features a display notch.the design also hints that the device would include an in-display fingerprint scanner.the south korean manufacturer has previously made fun of apple’s iphone x notch.samsung has submitted a patent application for a smartphone design that includes a display “notch.” the patent application was picked up by mobielkopen [translated] after being submitted to the chinese patent office sipo by samsung on march 30, 2018.the design reveals a “bezel-less” device with a dual-camera setup on the rear, usb type-c port, and volume and power buttons where you would expect. it looks like a regular, modern smartphone, though it’s lack of a physical fingerprint scanner suggests one would be housed in the display.it’s also the first hint that samsung is potentially pursuing a device with a cutout at the top of the screen.the feature is currently a controversial topic in the android community after it was popularized on the iphone x last year. many android oems have since incorporated this type of design into their devices, though developers and manufacturers alike have devised ways to disguise it.samsung’s potential adoption of the notch, as the world’s biggest smartphone oem, would be another nail in the coffin of the “un-notched” display — something that may devastate many android fans.editor's picksamsung galaxy s9 plus international giveaway!welcome to the sunday givea...