New Galaxy S10+ mockups and screen protectors prep us for dual in-display cameras

New Galaxy S10+ mockups and screen protectors prep us for dual in-display cameras
Famed leaker Steve Hemmerstoffer may be back to the drawing board after a CAD-based render of the Galaxy S10+ went rogue and bezel-thick yesterday, but other tipsters are filling in with new S10 and S10+ image renders based on who-knows-what insider sources.

Alleged S10+ protectors

Alleged S10+ protectors

The freshest takes on Samsung's upcoming Infinity-O design, however, comply much more with multiple screen protector leaks we've seen so far, i.e. a top bezel shaved to a minimum and non-existent side bezels, with only a bottom one to speak of. These new renders make sense, as Samsung will have plenty of leeways to shrink the top bezel if it indeed takes the drill bit (or laser) to the OLED screens in order to fit the selfie camera in the hole there.

What about the Galaxy S10+ and S10 5G, though, both of which are said to arrive with dual front-facing cameras, instead of a single sensor? Well, as you can see from the freshly-squeezed renders and protectors, Samsung has taken a Solomonic judgment, cutting an ellipsis into the S10+ display to fit the two circles. 

Oh, well, to each their own, at least it is not a top-bezel protrusion, but rather a geometrical display cutout. That hole-in-display design is apparently going to be the go-to "all-screen" concept in 2019 for various manufacturers. Samsung at least skipped the whole 2018 notch brouhaha and jumped directly to drill, baby, drill.

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34 Comments

1. phljcnth

Posts: 548; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

I would really take a single front-shooter than to have the pill-shaped hole. But I can't go back to a smaller screen so I might still have to go with S10+ and hope the design will grow on me.

2. patroni0

Posts: 56; Member since: Mar 26, 2012

I agree the single cam hole looks much better than the pill shape hole

24. Rocket

Posts: 613; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

I'm a Samsung fan but their design team is plain stupid that's why i have been avoiding the last 7 generations of the galaxies (waiting for the perfect design)

18. Babert

Posts: 165; Member since: May 08, 2013

yeah it looks weired! we used to read the time, battery and signal on the right upper corner. would have been great if they placed the hole on the left corned or even in the middle! holes in the middle! isn't it how god created us?! hahaha cheers!

3. Fred3

Posts: 306; Member since: Jan 16, 2018

I actually like the double camera on the front.

14. _deeuk

Posts: 46; Member since: Nov 06, 2018

I agree, i think i prefer the double to the single.

4. bucknassty

Posts: 1263; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

i still dont understand the point of this... you still lose screen real estate at the sacrifice of functionality... videos, media, and anything else you view will look like you have dead pixels on the phone

7. cmdacos

Posts: 3777; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Agreed but not quite as bad as a huge notch. Still a transitional approach though and not ideal.

21. bucknassty

Posts: 1263; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

maybe i just like the idea of having a pop up or slide up... or what would be better is to figure out how to get it under the screen completely... i believe the sensors in my gear watch are under the middle of the display, but the camera will be harder.

25. Rocket

Posts: 613; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Pop up or slide up cameras is the perfect solution to build a true bezel less phone.

29. cmdacos

Posts: 3777; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

I would say display on the back is a much better design choice than a pop up camera. Longevity is a concern with pop up or slide outs.

16. drunkenjay

Posts: 1625; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

still it's way better than the notch.

5. gamehead unregistered

I'll go with the smaller one just because of that front facing camera

6. Donone41

Posts: 246; Member since: Dec 17, 2014

Freaking awesome!! Cant wait.

8. sissy246

Posts: 6907; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

I don't totally dislike it but, would rather have a thin bezel.

30. cmdacos

Posts: 3777; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Agreed

9. RoryBreaker

Posts: 180; Member since: Oct 11, 2015

I prefer the cutout on the left

10. Xxtoxicskittlexx

Posts: 132; Member since: Jun 11, 2018

Still don't understand the point of a side cut out when the center would've been more pleasing to the eye. This is gross.

19. fepecy

Posts: 15; Member since: Sep 03, 2014

it will grow on you eventually, just like the notch

11. Feanor

Posts: 1275; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Ups! Suddenly the notch doesn't seem like such a bad idea... For me single, tiny drilled hole>notch>double drilled hole.

31. cmdacos

Posts: 3777; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

You have less screen with a larger notch and is equally as distracting. How is this any worse? Just as bad maybe.

12. I_have_boxes

Posts: 70; Member since: Jun 02, 2018

I think I'll just stick with Vivo, these cutouts are getting ridiculous.

13. LikeMyself

Posts: 626; Member since: Sep 23, 2013

I prefer a tear drop notch over this ugly pill anytime. Makes the front of the phone look like the back

15. _deeuk

Posts: 46; Member since: Nov 06, 2018

I prefer this to the notch

28. Vokilam

Posts: 992; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

Agreed, typing on my iPhone X

17. dimas

Posts: 3240; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

These mock-up camera placements, there's an awkward feeling for me seeing the cameras at the left side. I think the holes should be at the middle or at the right side of the phone.

20. monoke

Posts: 1115; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

That's an abomination of horrible phone design! My eyes would always be distracted by that hole of that size. Watch them ditch this design within a years time..

22. Rocket

Posts: 613; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Wtf Samsung? put those fricking cameras in the center not in the left or right side, grr

23. midan

Posts: 2485; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

Haha, But but Samsung wouldn't ever do anything which hides part of the screen, right notch haters? ;)

32. koioz

Posts: 132; Member since: Nov 29, 2018

There is scary ugly notch - iphone X/XS max, pixel And there is beautiful notch - OP6T And there is not even a classification of notch - camera hole. Btw. will you please open your dictionary and search the meaning of "notch". Then after reading the meaning of notch, ask yourself what's inside your head, a fat or air? It's not a brain probably.lmao.

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