Samsung Galaxy S10 design gets hinted at in latest patent

Samsung Galaxy S10 design gets hinted at in latest patent
After months of rumors, it was revealed recently that Samsung’s Galaxy S10 would arrive with the brand’s new Infinity-O display that makes use of a small cut-out in the left corner. Today, though, in what could be a glimpse at the Galaxy S10’s design, Samsung has been granted a patent which showcases various possibilities.

In the filing, the company describes twelve different designs that all make use of some kind of display hole. In the majority of them, though, Samsung depicts the cut-out in the top-left corner along with varying display shapes – some have curved edges, some have rounded corners, and some are flat panels.

When it comes to which one will be used on the Galaxy S10 and S10+, it will most likely be a combination of models F and C. This would translate into a dual-edge display complete with rounded corners and a display hole in the corner. Similarly, Model A, which is an entirely flat panel with rounded edges, likely depicts the Galaxy S10 Lite’s design.

Although the rear look of the flagship lineup isn’t represented in the patent, recent rumors have pointed towards horizontal camera setups on the rear that will allow for a much larger battery – up to 4,000mAh in the Plus model. This will all be combined with the Snapdragon 8150 or Exynos 9820, depending on the region, and Android 9 Pie complete with the One UI overlay on top straight out of the box.

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 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



1. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

What Samsung ends up doing with the S10, we just have to wait. Their patent already shows that have a display that has no obstruction. We also know they are working on implementing cameras under the display which we know can be done because it has been done. Am sure they will have a phone with a hole for the cameras, but assuming its gonna be the S10 is jumping ro conusions when they make multiple models of phones. The only way I see rhe S10 gerring any display with a hole is if they dont manage to get the cameras to work properly under esther the display. Let's just wait and see

2. kevin007in

Posts: 327; Member since: Oct 28, 2015


3. nikhil23

Posts: 441; Member since: Dec 07, 2016

Never noticed on any Samsung phone after s7 edge

9. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1557; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

That's been a problem for a few years due to lack of bezel.

4. tiz_meh

Posts: 76; Member since: Aug 11, 2017

On the left is a better implement, especially when watching 2.39:1 ratio movie. You don't lose anything, the hole is at the bottom of black bar

5. Skizzo

Posts: 403; Member since: Jul 14, 2013

Personally, I love the slide method of the Mi MIX 3 and Honor Magic 2 since I really only use the camera when I video chat, which is a few time a week at most. So if I could have it off my front screen altogether, I would take that option. That said, this particular version of a notch/cut out is the best implementation I've seen. Off to the side in a corner is the least intrusive.

6. izim1

Posts: 1599; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Not sure why artists keep making these renders with the dot in the front screen but you probably wont be able to see it. Just like you cant see the camera used for the fingerprint scanner on the 6t unless you remove it from the inside. OLEDs dont need the backlight and are transparent.

8. Jrod99

Posts: 729; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

Hmmmm. If your bother by dead pixels this might not cut it. Guess we have to wait and see what really launches.

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