Samsung teams with Disney and Pixar to hide the punch-hole on the Galaxy S10

Samsung teams with Disney and Pixar to hide the punch-hole on the Galaxy S10
Many smartphone users prefer having a punch-hole on the display rather than a notch. And with cleverly designed wallpaper, the punch-hole can be practically hidden or disguised. With that in mind, Samsung recently announced special wallpaper based on Disney and Pixar characters from The Incredibles, Frozen and Zootopia. Made for the Infinity-O display on the Samsung Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10e (the Galaxy S10+ has a pill-sized punch-hole for the phone's dual selfie sensors), the Disney wallpapers are free for Galaxy S10 users.

Other wallpapers offered by Samsung also use clever designs in order to hide the punch-hole found on its handsets using the Infinity-O display. These can be purchased from the Galaxy Store. Samsung adds that it hopes to add more options soon through collaborations with other companies. The Infinity-O display allows Samsung to offer a notchless, full-screen experience to users.

Disney has always had a close relationship with Apple (Steve Jobs was Disney's largest stockholder for years), so it was a shocker when the entertainment company worked out a deal with Samsung allowing its characters to be used for the AR Emoji feature introduced last year along with the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+. With the new announcement, it appears that Disney is still in bed with Samsung.

Related phones

Galaxy S10
  • Display 6.1" 1440 x 3040 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 10 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Octa-core, 2840 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3400 mAh
Galaxy S10e
  • Display 5.8" 1080 x 2280 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 10 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Octa-core, 2840 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3100 mAh



1. User123456789

Posts: 1084; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

Waste of time. You open an app, the hole is there to annoy. You watch videos, hole is there to annoy ... If another company had this stupid hole idea, people would be bashing without break.

3. Fred3

Posts: 574; Member since: Jan 16, 2018

It won't get in the way when you watch videos unless you want to watch it full screen and it's in the status bar so it doesn't bother your apps even when your apps is set to full screen. So no, it's not an annoyance when you have the phone. The main people that complains about it don't even have the phone.

5. User123456789

Posts: 1084; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

Great idea = let's make part of screen useless so we can trim 5mm of total size. Mate 10 has the best front design of all phones. 5.9" 16:9 with height of S7 Edge. Lack of symmetry is very ugly. If they cant remove the bottom bezel because of connectors, just leave the top intact.

18. TheOracle1

Posts: 2340; Member since: May 04, 2015

Apps and wallpapers to hide the notch, teardrop and punch hole. Isn't that enough to tell these dumbf*cks that those designs aren't wanted by consumers.

19. KingSam

Posts: 1492; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

Mate 10 was beautiful and so is my v35. It's symmetrical bezel is perfect.

9. JamesW

Posts: 29; Member since: Jun 13, 2013


13. Fred3

Posts: 574; Member since: Jan 16, 2018

It's called options. I rather have options than not to have any.. That's one of the main points of having an android

4. Juarizs

Posts: 48; Member since: Jan 22, 2019

It's actually not annoying at all.. but you probably don't even own the phone and are jealous that you don't own one.

11. oldskool50 unregistered

I personally dont own the phone and it's still an obstruction. Let's try it this way. Yes its smaller than a notch. Yes it less obstructive. Yes it's not as bad to look at vs a notch. But small or big it's still and obstruction regardless

10. oldskool50 unregistered

Other OEMs do have a hole. Most of them centralized it including Samsung. Any obstruction is stupid. But at least this one can bemade to be something fun, which is why they are doing it. Its still.srupod regardless. But not as bad ad a notch. Irregardless of what brand of phone has a notch.

2. Donbenie

Posts: 260; Member since: Aug 04, 2013

Not any more annoying than the notch..

6. User123456789

Posts: 1084; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

Notch is as stupid as the hole. Mate 10 is best design

7. Poptart2828

Posts: 458; Member since: Jan 23, 2018

That hole is annoying indeed. If I am watching a movie on my phone, I'd like to use the whole real estate rather than cut some of it out to avoid noticing there is a dumb hole in the screen. Lol

8. oldskool50 unregistered

They arent hiding the punch hole. They are just making it into something less obtrusive. You can't hide it, because it's always there. They just making it look cool. Samsung is embracing their stupid obstruction. You can embrace a big gapping rectangular cutout in the display of other devices though. I think you all mad because you can"t do nothing about that hideous notch, that other Android and non-Androids have.

12. sleepypandaeyes

Posts: 381; Member since: Apr 12, 2015

The punch hole is essentially a notch that's decided to leave the home but didn't get very far

14. BuffaloSouce unregistered

It's funny seeing so many people complain about the hole punch. You have nobody to blame but yourselves because you are the ones who want no bezels and all screen knowing damn well companies still need a place for front camera and sensors. I'm completely happy with top and bottom bezels that way I still get front facing speakers and no cutouts to the screen.

15. Krazyass69

Posts: 56; Member since: Feb 09, 2019

S9 and note 9 has the best design

16. BuffaloSouce unregistered

As a former S9+ owner I still feel like the S10 has a better design even with the hole punch. The Note 9 feels to wide

17. Vulpecula

Posts: 11; Member since: Apr 12, 2019

Found some Kim-Jong Un Wallpapers. Having fun using it.

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