Latest leak supposedly shows the Samsung Galaxy S10+ up close

Latest leak supposedly shows the Samsung Galaxy S10+ up close
What the S10+ could have looked like if it wasn't for the front-facing cameras

Leaks about the Samsung Galaxy S10 series are dime a dozen and we’re getting today’s offering straight from the Chinese social media Weibo in the form of yet another photo. The picture allegedly shows the Samsung Galaxy S10+ in all of its punch-hole (more like punch-pill) display glory.

Of course, we’ve already seen the device in previous leaks, so let’s see how this latest photo compares to what we already know.

Weibo leak on the left, AllAboutSamsung leak from a few days ago on the right
Weibo leak on the left, AllAboutSamsung leak from a few days ago on the right

Weibo leak on the left, AllAboutSamsung leak from a few days ago on the right


First off, the picture shows the phone with the recent apps menu opened with the suggested apps at the bottom, styled in Samsung’s latest One UI, so far so good. Taking a look at the top, however, we see some discrepancies between this leak and previous ones. The time here is positioned a lot closer to the middle of the display than it has been seen previously, tucked in the corner. Moreover, everything on the display seems to be at an angle slightly different from the device itself.

The different time position could be a change Samsung made to have the clock and the battery/signal indicators more symmetrical because of the front-facing cameras. However, zooming in on the picture shows that the pixels around the time are a bit different from those surrounding them, which hints that there might have been some tampering with what we’re seeing here.

Another difference is noticeable around the side buttons. While on this picture the right-side button translates somewhere between the Bixby button and the volume controls on the left, like it is on the Note 9, for example, on previous leaks we’ve seen the right button a lot higher, closer to the level of the volume up button.

This leads us to believe that someone is likely trying to get on the hype train with a self-made “leak” rather than having access to the real device. Either way, the official announcement is less than a month away. All will be revealed on February 20 at Samsung's Unpacked event.

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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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19 Comments

1. phljcnth

Posts: 548; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

The first one looks fake. The power button's placement is quite high in most leaks out there (just like in the second photo).

2. shaineql

Posts: 516; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Beautiful

19. SayMobile

Posts: 152; Member since: Jan 29, 2014

Yes , though thats just too much screen

3. Dr.SamX

Posts: 231; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

Am I the only one who thinks a display hole is even uglier than a notch?

4. Cat97

Posts: 1677; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

A pill-shaped display hole like the S10+, yes. A single round hole, no.

14. sissy246

Posts: 6902; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Looks much better then ugly notch , give more screen then ugly notch. Thin bezels are the best.

17. monoke

Posts: 1114; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Agree. Gawd awful design choice. Putting a distracting eyesore on a screen around a front cam in which majority of users care for selfies 0.05% of the time. Either find a better solution or don't do it all. Small upper bezel been fine for years. It'll be fine til u figure out the ultimate solution. Not this half-assed cyclops Frankenstein abomination.

5. ZerosAndOnes

Posts: 82; Member since: Oct 12, 2018

In 10 years we are gonna be laughing how at some point having a phone with holes in it was cool and innovative. This is so backwards its funny. Either use a notch in the middle or hide the camera with mechanism. This all holes concept is just an abomination if you ask an actual designer.

13. cmdacos

Posts: 3764; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

If you're impeding my screen (which I am not in favor of) I'll take this tiny cutout over larger unibrows like the pixel, iPhone, etc.

18. monoke

Posts: 1114; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Agree. This is a half-ass solution that will be rid of in a year's time before they 'figure it out'. Those that bought these monstrosities will look back scratching their heads, 'what da fudge was I thinking buying that?'

6. Clars123

Posts: 1072; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

Thats clearly a doctored picture..the reflections off the glass are all over the place and the time is clearly positioned properly in the interface

7. Daftama

Posts: 639; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Sick

8. Daftama

Posts: 639; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

We don't have anything else it's the same s10 every day

9. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2102; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Looks prettt good!

10. scarface21173

Posts: 617; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

My next phone

11. notfair

Posts: 673; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

way better than a notch and the implementation is right, sitting right on top with the statusbar, but haters gonna hate anyway.

12. ahmadkun

Posts: 508; Member since: May 02, 2016

I don't have enough money *crying emoji*

15. Orion78

Posts: 146; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

That stupid pill shaped hole ruins otherwise a great looking phone. Shame.

16. JMartin22

Posts: 2311; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

It’s definitely not ideal at all and would’ve just preferred a better single image sensor that reproduced great photos, rather than whatever marketing feature they’re going for. Still, all things considered, I’m sure we would just get used to it being a part of the device, once we have it and are using it regularly

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