Monobrow on the phone: what is it?

Buyers of new smartphones have probably heard more than once a strange word in relation to touch devices – “monobrow”. And first of all it concerns smartphones from Apple. What can it be?

If we pick up a smartphone of release until 2017, then we will see with a 99% probability that its display does not occupy the entire surface of the front panel, and the upper and lower frames are very wide. Previously, it was believed that this is the most correct use of the surface of the front panel of the smartphone, since wide frames are more convenient for the user. In addition, sensors and a front camera are hidden in the upper frame..

In 2017, Apple introduced the iPhone X, where the display occupies almost the entire surface of the front panel. Thus, the company managed to maintain the small dimensions of the smartphone case, while using a much larger display. But there was one problem – where to hide the sensors and the front camera? The company left a small island in the upper part of the display, which is popularly called “monobrow” – it is in it that both the sensors and the front camera are hidden.

A little later, many companies adopted this decision. However, some of them slightly modernized the idea, reducing the “monobrow” to a very small drop-shaped notch. Example – Huawei P30.

But Samsung went even further and decided to use a camera for which the hole was made directly in the display! Pictured – Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus.

Smartphones with a sliding front camera are also gaining momentum – thanks to this idea, the display occupies almost the entire front panel. Example – Huawei Y9 Prime 2019.

However, this is a completely different story..