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.

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Galaxy S10
  • Display 6.1 inches
    3040 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Triple camera)
    10 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, 8GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3400 mAh
  • OS Android 10
    Samsung One UI
Galaxy S10+
  • Display 6.4 inches
    3040 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Triple camera)
    10 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, 8GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 4100 mAh
  • OS Android 10
    Samsung One UI

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