Samsung Galaxy Note 10 may go back to a more curved display and have a centered selfie camera

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 may go back to a more curved display and have a centered selfie camera
Ever since the debut of the Galaxy Note Edge, curved displays have been a trademark of Samsung flagship phones. And although in recent years the company seemed to be moving away from the extreme slanted edges of the aforementioned model and some of its successors, the upcoming Galaxy Note 10 may actually draw inspiration from Samsung's older designs.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and Galaxy S10 and S10+ have very subtly curved displays that serve mostly to accentuate the extremely thin side bezels and as an excuse for the Edge Screen to exist. With the initial "wow" factor of the curved design gone, it made sense for Samsung to dial back the exaggerated contours in favor of a more restrained look.

All that said, according to resourceful leakster @UniverseIce, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 may flaunt a "more aggressively curved display than the Note 7." The unfortunate Galaxy Note 7 didn't have an extremely curved screen, at least when compared to some older designs, so it would be interesting to see what the Samsung does with the Note 10. If the company is going back to displays with more pronounced curved edges, we're hoping that it does so with a clear idea of how to enrich the user experience. When the Galaxy Note Edge launched, its slanted screen was certainly new and different from anything else on the market, but the company itself later proved that the functional aspects of the Edge display can be successfully replicated on more subtly curved designs.


Another interesting remark that Ice Universe makes is that "more than one brand" will follow Samsung's example and launch a device with a "more aggressively curved display." This trend didn't really take off in the past, but if the Note 10 does, indeed, do something very creative or convenient (or both) with this rumored design, then more companies may follow suit. We've been hearing rumors the OnePlus 7 may have a curved screen, though they are conflicting.

Centered hole-punch selfie camera on the Galaxy Note 10




Earlier this year, we envisioned what the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 may look like, based on rumors and preliminary information. We suggested that the Note 10 might have a hole-punch selfie camera, akin to that of the Galaxy S10+. However, Ice Universe later told us that he expects the Note 10 to have a smaller camera opening than the Galaxy S10. He didn't specify whether that means a single front-facing camera or just a smaller opening for the two lenses.

Last month, Ice Universe tweeted: "Da Vinci is symmetrical." This may seem cryptic at first, but since the Galaxy Note 10 is codenamed Da Vinci, this could be a hint that the phone's front-facing camera may be centered, rather than offset like on the Galaxy S10. Many people wanted the S10 models to have centered selfie-cameras—if only for symmetry's sake—and this may actually happen with the Note 10.

What do you make of all this? Do you miss the more rounded screen edges that some Samsung phones had in the past, or are you just fine with the more subtle designs of the past couple of generations? What about the screen camera punch-hole? Centered or offset to the right? Yes, we know, you'd rather it disappeared for good, but that's not happening this year, apparently. Tell us what you think in the comments below!

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23 Comments

1. scarface21173

Posts: 658; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

Punch hole to the right please

20. tedkord

Posts: 17307; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Punch hole gone please.

2. ReticentHamster

Posts: 153; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

I have my doubts that Samsung would center the Hole-Punch. It just seems like the right side hole is becoming a Samsung trademark, and it would be odd for them to abandon it in less than a generation. I hope that the 'more aggressive curve' thing os false. The Note9's subtle curve was great, and I too wouldn't mind a flat Note10. Whatever the case, the Note7 was admittedly stunning from a design standpoint, so I guess there's a plus to either choice. There's no solid evidence for this, but I kind of assumed the "Da Vinci is Symmetrical" meant that all the bezels - top, bottom, and sides - are symmetrical, a la iPhone X and such. Who knows. Anyway, I'm definitely excited for this 6.75" beast of a phone. Looking forward to more info on it!

15. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 670; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

I don't think of the hole punch on the right as a Samsung trademark at all. In fact, their first foray into the hole punch design was on the left with the A8s (which I personally prefer if there has to be one). All that to say that while I don't think the center will happen, I don't think they're necessarily married to it being on the right either.

3. apple-rulz

Posts: 2020; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Curved screen is bad for S-pen use when trying to write or crop anything near extreme edge. Flat screen is much more practical.

4. TechNeck

Posts: 649; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

It isn't as difficult as you make it out to be, unless you have some kind of motor impairment..

8. bucknassty

Posts: 1325; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

He doesnt know cause he doesn't have one... it's not hard.... you just think it is.... go back to apple, apple-rulzzzzzz

16. nodes

Posts: 1158; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

Nah, playing game with joystick on the side isn't that good experience because of the curved screen. Using a stylus on curved display is kind of a joke. Everybody: Would love to see flat screen on Note. Samsung: We will make it even curvier.

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 30966; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I’d love to see a flatscreen version of the Note 10.

6. shawman

Posts: 44; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

I like how S10 display is. Stick to one front facing camera and keep it to the right.

7. Godlymansean

Posts: 337; Member since: Apr 14, 2017

Make the camera even bigger, like half the size of the phone.

9. LawnBoy

Posts: 173; Member since: Feb 23, 2019

Symmetrical to me means mirror image on both sides. Instead of a center hole punch cam, maybe 2 cams: one on the left and right with the outer edge of each cam flush to the rounded edges of the screen. Depending on the curve of the glass and actual screen, the cams might be integrated so as to not interfere with the notification section. In other words, think of a hammer head shark.

10. Vogue1985

Posts: 447; Member since: Jan 24, 2017

Samsung is has to really serenade me if they want my dollar.they really disappointed pi update messed u/killed my note.

11. JMartin22

Posts: 2369; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

The punch hole on the right looks more natural. It’s glaring in the center. It looks like a detached notch or spec you can’t scrap off your display

12. LiveFaith

Posts: 453; Member since: Jul 04, 2015

OK, Samsung, here's my vote ... Flat screen 6.0" version Swappable battery Ruggedized ... for that I might pony up a grand and replace my still pretty sick Note8.

18. Reviewerofstuff

Posts: 119; Member since: Jun 02, 2018

I just want an s10e plus with the liquid cooling from the s10 plus and a 3800 mah battery.

21. TadTrickle

Posts: 49; Member since: Apr 08, 2019

Agreed, it's never happening tho brotha..... Things took a turn for the worse starting with the note5. That version didn't even have and sd

13. Plutonium239

Posts: 1199; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

Are we certain that the more aggressive curve will not compress the anodes and cathodes together in the battery, creating a non-passive thermal event(like the note 7)?

14. someguy2261

Posts: 253; Member since: Feb 12, 2016

How about flat screen and a pop up front cam would be awsome on note 10.

17. Rager722 unregistered

Not a fan of curved screen, too many accidental touches and more prone to crack from drops

19. iloveapps

Posts: 855; Member since: Mar 21, 2019

I thought Samsung is listening to their costumers, why go for curved display?

22. MrAndreas

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 28, 2018

I wish Samsung would drop the gimiky curved edge screens Curved edge screens distort the edges of the display, makes the S Pen useless, makes the screens more vulnerable to impact, and makes them catch reflections in many more lighting conditions than flat screens. Curved screens are not a functional improvement in any sense. They are for show only, and even then they don't look that great.

23. Fellwalker

Posts: 535; Member since: Apr 04, 2014

If the only option is a more curved screen I will stick with my Note 9 until it finally dies and I can't get one of ebay. Like I did with the note 4 before it.

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