The Samsung Galaxy S10 camera will open with a single swipe of the screen

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.

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



1. shaineql

Posts: 522; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Slow news day eh

2. BuffaloSouce unregistered

Slow enough that you still clicked on it eh

3. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2284; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

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.

5. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 778; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

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.

19. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

I agree about the swipe with you finger to open. But to say it will always be smudged because its on the screen is stupid. All front camera lenses are on the sreen now, just in the bezels.

10. DizzysEat

Posts: 18; Member since: Apr 05, 2018

Agree. And maybe I have short thumbs, but extending (one handed) all the way up there seems awkward compare to just double pressing the power button.

20. KakashiHatake4444

Posts: 79; Member since: Jul 30, 2018

Nothing is without compromise

4. cmdacos

Posts: 4392; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

So just like always (if you left the default camera shortcut on the lockscreen)

7. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1114; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

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

6. redmd

Posts: 1964; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

So what phone was that?

11. chbanks512

Posts: 81; Member since: Mar 07, 2017

Galaxy A8

14. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Galaxy A8s

8. Cat97

Posts: 2027; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Wow, I'm amazed of such innovation ! :))

9. SyCo87

Posts: 331; Member since: Sep 19, 2013

Dammit, I thought they were referring to the camera being under a screen.

12. Peaceboy

Posts: 640; Member since: Oct 11, 2018

Is it the same with apple swiping on the right comes the camera? I thought android has it many years ago.

15. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

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.

18. 47AlphaTango

Posts: 746; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

Separate camera system? People didn't want these!

13. warrenellis93

Posts: 560; Member since: Jul 21, 2011

Unimpressed by software gimmicks

16. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

It's practical for some users.

17. 47AlphaTango

Posts: 746; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

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.

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