Samsung Galaxy S10 could use horizontal camera setup to allow for bigger battery

Samsung Galaxy S10 could use horizontal camera setup to allow for bigger battery
Samsung Galaxy S10 concept render based on recent leaks

Despite receiving praise for the Galaxy S9’s vertical camera setup which made the fingerprint reader much easier to reach, Samsung opted for a horizontal layout on the Galaxy Note 9. This allowed for a significantly larger battery and now, according to one reliable source, the Galaxy S10 could follow suit.

Although initially expected to follow in the Galaxy S9’s footsteps, a horizontal camera layout on the Galaxy S10 series does fit in better with recently-leaked info. For those unaware, the Galaxy S10+ is expected to see a boost in battery capacity from 3,500mAh to 4,000mAh. This number puts Samsung’s device on par with the Galaxy Note 9 but is a rather unrealistic figure when a vertical camera layout is thrown into the mix. After all, the Galaxy S10+ is set to feature three rear sensors, something that will naturally occupy quite a bit of space, especially in vertical form.

Aside from these few details, Samsung’s Galaxy S10 series is set to come in three sizes, with the larger two models expected to offer a 93.4% screen-to-body ratio. According to the most recent rumors, this will be possible thanks to the brand’s new Infinity-O display that makes use of slim bezels and a small hole in the display for the front camera.

The flagship devices will debut with Samsung’s next-generation Exynos processor that will be announced later this week – the US and South Korean variants will use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8150. Also to be expected is the recently-announced Android 9 Pie-based One UI 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 512 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

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23 Comments

1. Consumer2

Posts: 161; Member since: Jul 24, 2018

Nobody waits fror Samsung Galaxy S10. we have better phones with better specs : Huawei Mate 20 Pro 4200mAh battery. Huawei Mate 20 X 5000mAh battery. Goodbye Samsung. Go to new vilages to give your phones for free, because nobody will buy.

6. joshuaswingle

Posts: 508; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

Better specs don't always mean a better experience. I have the Mate 20 Pro and I'm returning it due to a green screen issue which is present on loads of devices, not just my own.

8. BryThaPhoneGuy

Posts: 59; Member since: Nov 05, 2018

"Nobody waits fror Samsung Galaxy S10." How are you so sure? Have you surveyed EVERYBODY & made this comment based on the results?

14. Fred3

Posts: 433; Member since: Jan 16, 2018

Alot of people is waiting for the S10. Huawei can't even sell Mates in the U.S.

16. dimas

Posts: 3324; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Great, now we have huawei fanbots bashing article per article. The phone is not out yet and here you are, flapping your huawei skirt to the readers. Can't you just be happy for the fact that you're living in a generation where you get all the good things in life just by having a fat wallet?

18. sissy246

Posts: 7035; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Get back in the basement Waiting on note 10 or foldable phone. So people do wait.

20. Kibzara

Posts: 121; Member since: Feb 24, 2016

Huawei phones are an expensive garbage... EMUI is the biggest crap of skin, existing on a phone... I tried them all, from P7, to p20 pro and never ever buying one again. The only chinese brand i admire nowadays is Xiaomi. they really know how to make a good phone, with great software experience , even if they force adds in some system apps...

2. Consumer2

Posts: 161; Member since: Jul 24, 2018

Whuawei (mate 20 pro) has 3 cameras with 4200mAh battery and a smaller display. And samsung has again problem with battery? hahahahahahahahahahahah

4. cmdacos

Posts: 3969; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

What's apples excuse then?

5. NateDiaz

Posts: 1084; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

Well you don't need no excuse when a 2658mAh battery outperforms 4000mAh. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c06HoSJdDjo

10. syntaxlord

Posts: 239; Member since: Oct 01, 2018

Normally, I'd defend Apple, but...it depends on the screen resolution. Watch phonebuff's video and scroll through the comments.

21. Kibzara

Posts: 121; Member since: Feb 24, 2016

Samsung has a number of features that surpass all android and ios devices combined. Of course iphone battery will outperform samsung's.

22. wickedwilly

Posts: 640; Member since: Sep 19, 2018

Why would iPhones batteries outperform Samsungs? History indicates the opposite.

7. Peaceboy

Posts: 640; Member since: Oct 11, 2018

That really sucks that apple devices crushes samsung in battery performance. No wonder why they need a fast charger in the box. Huawei’s for android and apple for iOs.

9. BryThaPhoneGuy

Posts: 59; Member since: Nov 05, 2018

That's not everyday use battery performance. My Note 8 last longer than my coworkers XS Max. Yes, NOTE 8. We both start our days around the same time, sometimes one earlier than the other & we compare specs cause we're both phone enthusiasts. 9-10, I have more battery life than he does.

23. wickedwilly

Posts: 640; Member since: Sep 19, 2018

Apple phones historically have had inferior battery life compared to Samsung and most comparable Android phones, the same with recharge times.

15. worldpeace

Posts: 3106; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Mate 20 pro didn't have 3.5mm jack and S-pen.

17. dimas

Posts: 3324; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Dude, your 3 cameras can be defeated by 1 or 2 high-quality cameras. And coming from my friends with mate 20 pro, battery's not even close to their note 9 and iphone 8 plus for daily, abusive use. Quantity is not always equal to quality.

3. iushnt

Posts: 3083; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

The phone is shaping up to be great.

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