Samsung Galaxy S10 users can hide the front camera cutout

Samsung Galaxy S10 users can hide the front camera cutout
Samsung is pretty proud of the Infinity-O displays found on the Galaxy S10 series. But, as it turns out, the company also recognizes that not everyone is a fan of the front-facing camera cutout. Because of this, an option to disable the design feature has been hidden away within the settings menu.

Like the notch, the alternative to having a visible camera cut-out is an artificial upper bezel that, in this case, is pretty thick due to how low the display hole is with respect to the actual bezel. Nevertheless, the darkened display area is still useful.

Rather than being deactivated entirely, the area simply adopts a black background. This means that, while apps no longer extend to the very edge of the display, things such as app notifications, network signal, the battery percentage, and other useful information is still shown within the artificial area.


Naturally, activating the feature won’t be for everyone. But for people encountering compatibility issues with certain apps – in certain cases information is being displayed behind the camera cutouts – this ‘Hide front camera’ mode is a temporary solution until apps have been updated with support for Samsung’s latest flagships.

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