Galaxy S10+ hands-on video points towards screen protector issues

With just seven days to go until Samsung’s highly-anticipated Unpacked event, the flagship Galaxy S10+ has just appeared in a new hands-on video courtesy of Mobile Fun.

Following a stream of leaked hands-on images and even official press renders, the video in question doesn’t reveal anything new about the premium smartphone’s design. However, it does confirm one rumored detail.

Around one month ago, a notable case maker determined through its own testing that the Samsung Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+ wouldn’t be compatible with screen protectors. This was blamed on the ultrasonic in-display fingerprint scanner’s inability to work through extra layers on top of the display. And from the look of today’s video, it seems that, to some degree, this is indeed the case.

Despite this compatibility issue, it seems as though accessory makers have found a solution, albeit a rather odd-looking one. In addition to the usual sensor and camera cut-outs, the Galaxy S10 & S10+ screen protectors include huge holes that sit directly above the fingerprint sensor. This guarantees a working fingerprint scanner but does result in a rather ugly look.

Fortunately for consumers, it seems these compatibility issues will only be present with thicker screen protectors. In fact, Samsung itself is rumored to be shipping the Galaxy S10 lineup to consumers with some form of screen protector pre-installed.

Related phones

Galaxy S10+
  • Display 6.4" 1440 x 3040 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 10 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4100 mAh
Galaxy S10
  • Display 6.1" 1440 x 3040 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 10 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Octa-core, 2840 MHz
  • Storage 512 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3400 mAh



1. ciprian.ruse

Posts: 320; Member since: May 13, 2014


4. osterrich21

Posts: 186; Member since: Apr 14, 2017

Dumb iSheet detected!

13. KonaStang4.6

Posts: 285; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

or it could be someone that doesn't like Samsung. Insulting Apple all of the time make you all look weak. Btw, when did Samsung offer you stock options ? You sure have no issues defending them when they don't care about you.

2. cmdacos

Posts: 4119; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

No big deal for me personally as there is zero chance I'm using a screen protector on any of my phones.

12. Dejan92

Posts: 141; Member since: Feb 06, 2014

Same, i take care of my things. Never a scratch.

15. BuffaloSouce unregistered

Too bad you don't represent all smartphone users, they'd verious reasons for people to use screen protectors

3. Cat97

Posts: 1865; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Maybe that actually is the pre-installed screen protector :)) I'm leaning towards the S10e anyway.

5. joshuaswingle

Posts: 569; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

From what I've heard the pre-installed screen protectors don't have holes for the fingerprint scanner

6. surethom

Posts: 1668; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Don't use a front screen protector just use a flip case if you regularly drop your phone. I have never scratched a phone screen in 18 years even though I place in same pocket as all my coins.

19. mixedfish

Posts: 1552; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

That's full of crap, I bet your phone has micro abrasions like crazy but you're just too ignorant of reality.

7. Landon

Posts: 1245; Member since: May 07, 2015

This is just a temporary protective film. I highly doubt any of the screen protectors for purchase will be like that.

8. macawmatt

Posts: 135; Member since: Feb 20, 2012

Another example of where "progress" is actually a step backwards. Its tempered glass screen protector or no go on a phone for me.

9. drunkenjay

Posts: 1657; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

maybe ill use liquid cystal protectors.

10. Critical54

Posts: 36; Member since: May 04, 2016

Screen protectors in 2019 #OmegaLUL

11. Poptart2828

Posts: 364; Member since: Jan 23, 2018

I really hope the tech works with screen protectors. Screens scratch way too easy in your pocket or daily use.

14. monoke

Posts: 1157; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

I don't use screen protectors but oh man. That looks like absolute crap. Swiping ur fingers and feeling the ridges everytime would suck.

16. BuffaloSouce unregistered

Que all the retards who think they're cool because they don't have to use a screen protector...this has been a problem with edge screens in general

18. mixedfish

Posts: 1552; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

That's why I don't buy any of these rubbish phones.

23. sissy246

Posts: 7087; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Not really I have had one on my note 8 from day one.

17. KakashiHatake4444

Posts: 79; Member since: Jul 30, 2018

Screen protectors obscure the screen in my opinion.... Never used 'em

20. talon95

Posts: 995; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

It's been like 6 years since I used a screen protector. Back when they were way too soft. All i usu is a soft clear case that wraps the edges so that screen isn't touching anything.

21. Peaceboy

Posts: 640; Member since: Oct 11, 2018

Another garbage and fans gonna depend on not using a screen protector. Many will boast to say how beautiful their phones are but in reality they didn’t buy.

22. sissy246

Posts: 7087; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Best looking phone out for 2019. Stop being so jealous because you can't have it.

24. mrochester

Posts: 979; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

Why not just use the secure face unlock instead?

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