Samsung's 2020 Galaxy phone design may be all about Premium Hole displays

UPDATE: The Galaxy A51 just leaked, and it indeed features a mid-display punch hole, so that's most likely what will be announced next week by Samsung as the new 2020 A-series indeed.

By now, the Galaxy S11 series design is more or less clear - think Note 10 rather than S10 at the front, and a big rectangular camera island on the back. Samsung's so-called Premium Hole Infinity-O design means one thing - a front camera lens piercing that is situated in the middle of the display's top end.

It's no wonder that Samsung won't risk a cameo of some brand new and unproven design on its bread-and-butter S-series but will rather perfect and refine the still-fresh Note 10 looks, at least at the front.

After all, 2020 will be a second year for the Premium Hole Display, and we all know that "tock" years are for camera and under the hood upgrades, just like the leaked renders with a crazy camera island on the back to accommodate all the new hardware hint at.

The centered punch hole concept will be so prevalent for Samsung next year, it seems, that it will be equipping the midrange A-series, usually its experimental playground in terms of looks, with it. 

An A-series 2020 announcement invitations just went out for December 12, and it shows a phone with centered front camera lens in a pierced display, as you can see in Samsung's promo video for its midrangers above.

Thus, the new A-series, or at least some of its models, may be visually similar to the 2020 S-series, enticing those who can't shell out for the top-end models to think that they are getting a very close experience.

This, and the fact that the centered punch-hole design will make Samsung's Galaxy phones visually trademarked in the proverbial eye of the beholder. What do you think about the Note 10 and eventual S11 design trickling down to the A-series as well, yea or nay?

Is Samsung right to bet it all on the centered punch hole in 2020?


Related phones

Galaxy Note 10+
  • Display 6.8" 1440 x 3040 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 10 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Octa-core, 2840 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4300 mAh



1. DBozz

Posts: 114; Member since: Sep 19, 2019

So far small version of centered punch hole design is what i choose best among notched phones, motorized selfie camera phones and corner punch hole phones..! Samsung is on right path before indisplay camera tech wipes them out

2. mrochester

Posts: 1037; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

How does the single camera do 3D facial recognition?

5. iushnt

Posts: 3153; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

They have fingerprint scanner instead of 3D face scanner!!

3. Elvis358

Posts: 264; Member since: Mar 25, 2018

They should change the position for different models.


Posts: 460; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

I agree

6. inFla

Posts: 180; Member since: Aug 17, 2018

Title: Premium display with a hole or a premium hole display?

11. Vancetastic

Posts: 1758; Member since: May 17, 2017

The hole itself is quite premium.


Posts: 460; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

So far the centered punch hole is the best. Why would Samsung choose to look like every cheap Chinese phone with a waterdrop notch cutout.

9. torr310

Posts: 1701; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

2020 Premium A-Hole design. LOL

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 31600; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

The hole design looks cool, but I can't wait for technology to shrink enough, to fit in the small border. It's gonna take something truly special, to get me away from my Note 10+. This phone is a major keeper.

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