The Samsung Galaxy S10 camera will open with a single swipe of the screen
by Alan Friedman / Jan 20, 2019, 10:46 AM
The Samsung Galaxy S10 will feature the company's new Infinity-O display, which means that it will be equipped with an in-display punch hole for the front-facing camera (two holes for the dual front-facing sensors on the Galaxy S10+). But the first Samsung handset to carry the new in-display camera is the already released Galaxy A8s.
One of the cool features that Samsung was able to include with Infinity-O allows the user to open up the camera by swiping down on the touchscreen near the camera. Clicking on the video at the top of this article, you can see the stunning animated effect as the display on the Galaxy A8s turns into the camera application. And for those waiting impatiently for next month's unveiling of Samsung's 2019 flagships, tipster Ice Universe says that the Infinity-O display on the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+ will offer the same exact feature. The only difference is that the in-display camera(s) on the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+ will be found on the upper right corner of the screen as opposed to the upper left corner on the A8s.
Samsung is expected to add other convenient features including the ability to swipe open the camera from any app, and having the camera take a screenshot with a double tap of the display. The Samsung Galaxy 10 and Galaxy 10+ are expected to be unveiled exactly one month from today.
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- Camera 12 MP / 10 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Octa-core, 2840 MHz
- Storage 512 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 3400 mAh
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Well cool concept, however, fingerprint central on the front facing camera each time you swipe. Every time I take photos I clean my lens every time.
posted on Jan 20, 2019, 11:24 AM 2
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I agree & even if you don't do open your camera app this way, the lens will still constantly be smudged just by virtue of being on the screen. I think the hole punch is a horrible idea.
posted on Jan 20, 2019, 11:44 AM 0
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So just like always (if you left the default camera shortcut on the lockscreen)
posted on Jan 20, 2019, 11:33 AM 0
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It seems that it'll work anytime, not just from the lock screen. So if you wanted to take a picture, instead of closing your app and opening the camera app, or having the Camera app in the Edge Panel, you could just swipe down from the area around the lens and your good to go
posted on Jan 20, 2019, 1:01 PM 0
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So what phone was that?
posted on Jan 20, 2019, 11:56 AM 0
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Is it the same with apple swiping on the right comes the camera? I thought android has it many years ago.
posted on Jan 20, 2019, 4:29 PM 0
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Yes android have it for years, in fact the A8s on video above also have camera icon on bottom right, which means you could swipe to use camera. The difference is the top left swipe is for selfie camera, and bottom right is for main camera.
posted on Jan 20, 2019, 10:10 PM 0
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If the users thumb isn't long enough. Then they won't be able to open the camera app without unlocking the phone. The "One swipe" from the iPhone or from other smartphone brands are much more easier to open since the thumb doesn't needed to travel to the top of the phone in a vertical position.
posted on Jan 21, 2019, 5:52 AM 0
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