Alleged Galaxy S10 screen protectors hint at incredibly thin bezel, symmetry begone!

Alleged Galaxy S10 screen protectors hint at incredibly thin bezel, symmetry begone!
A couple of screen protectors, allegedly for the Galaxy S10, are making the rounds in the Chinese blogosphere, and, if credible, hold a hint about a significantly trimmed top bezel. 

Not that the Galaxy S8 or S9 had thick toppers to begin with, but this here is something else and is as thin as in the "all-screen" sliders or dual-screen phones that got released in the last couple of months, yet the S10 won't be a slider.

How could have Samsung done it? Well, the S10 is rumored to land with Samsung's new Infinity-O display type that sports the so-called Hole in Active Area (HIAA) technology, which is simply a laser-cut opening for the tiny front camera in the display package itself (not the cover glass, or the eventual protector on top of it). 

On one of the pictures, the earpiece has seemingly been relegated to the very edge of the phone, but it is still in the bezel, so the S10 might not have the sound-emitting screen that Samsung already demonstrated at the SID expo back in June.

The protector types are listed as "3D glass" or "film" by their respective sources, though both look rather rigid. Only the alleged glass cover has an earpiece cutout at the very top while the other one sports nothing of the sort, so we can't really reconcile those differences for the time being. There may be no less than four Galaxy S10 models, though, so make of it what you will.

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Galaxy S10
  • Display 6.1 inches
    3040 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Triple camera)
    10 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, 8GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3400 mAh
  • OS Android 10
    Samsung One UI



25. nodes

Posts: 1165; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

i prefer thicker top bezel so that it has the same thickness as the chin. i wonder how the front camera will turn out, as the infinity-o is a major turn off for me.

24. Orion78

Posts: 241; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

Damn this is just making me drool on the possibilities of the Note 10.

17. JCASS889 unregistered

the slight chin is helpful, you dont want the screen to make direct contact with you palm when holding it. not getting what is supposed to be a massive upgrade and amazing phone all because of a slight few mm of black chin is just being foolish.

12. baldilocks

Posts: 1563; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

People are REALLY complaining about a tiny "chin"?? Is PhoneArena now full of 8 year old kids?

13. cmdacos

Posts: 4429; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Well it does look thick like an iPhone chin. Guess it's acceptable.

16. AgentH

Posts: 17; Member since: Oct 11, 2018

Well there will be always that kind of comments, don't worry and ignore them. :)) There are plenty of normal people as well, It seems like it's the majority.

19. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Just ignore them, they are upset ifans. The King is going to be awesome in 2019 darkk

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 31817; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Just builds my excitement for the next king...the Note 10.

9. Bankz

Posts: 2555; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Dem chins lmao

8. turk_az

Posts: 75; Member since: May 11, 2012

if this is true then the Chin ruins it for my, i will sit this one out

18. Donone41

Posts: 246; Member since: Dec 17, 2014

Who're you kidding heh? You weren't going to buy it no matter what anyways.

21. BryThaPhoneGuy

Posts: 59; Member since: Nov 05, 2018

The fact that you all keep calling the bottom housing piece the chin is hilarious.

7. Yousefjaber206

Posts: 121; Member since: Jan 09, 2018

Why the lower bezel isn't the same size as the side one !! It looks ugly imo

14. dnomadic

Posts: 450; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Seriously? I dobut anyone will notice when the phone is on, just like I really don't notice the HONKING BIG notch on my XS Max (Unless I'm watching a VIDEO. (DARN you Apple and your perfectly smooth UI and CRAP load of quality APPs)) It will not be noticeable when using the device in any orientation. I wil making my Trek back to Android, when it arrives, but it will be hard as this Max is phenomenal.

15. Yousefjaber206

Posts: 121; Member since: Jan 09, 2018

I would accept a chin from a chinese company but not from samsung, I wouldn’t mind a thicker side and top bezel just for the sake of symmetry.

20. BryThaPhoneGuy

Posts: 59; Member since: Nov 05, 2018

A chin? Dude that's not even a cleft. Plus, that's the border of the display that conects to the housing.

5. Yahiagalhoum

Posts: 8; Member since: Aug 27, 2018


4. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

They have lots of stuff to show in just one booth.

1. ijuanp03

Posts: 730; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Wow! It's near-perfect! There is almost no bezels and even the chin is smaller than the iPhone Xs! It makes the iPhone look like it has "chins" all over the place. LOL On the other hand, where will they put the front camera?

2. AronWunarso

Posts: 245; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

Yeah, I wonder where they'll put it.

3. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016


6. morgeus09

Posts: 108; Member since: Aug 19, 2018

I think there will be new infinity display, means hideable holes

11. Feanor

Posts: 1452; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Hole on the display. Same technology as with the LG Watch W7.

22. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2292; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

The iPhone is a great design already regardless of the notch.

23. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

Under the display.

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