Galaxy S10 Infinity-O display rumor gains credence thanks to rock-solid leaker

Galaxy S10 Infinity-O display rumor gains credence thanks to rock-solid leaker
Like this, but with a little O-shaped hole somewhere at the top

If you’re done drooling over our dreamy new Galaxy S10 concept renders, we’re afraid you might want to take your enthusiasm down a notch (pun intended), as yet another reputable leaker thinks Samsung’s “next big thing” will adopt a so-called Infinity-O display to essentially eliminate bezels.

This is not just any semi-credible rumormonger, mind you, but none other than Evan Blass, whom you may know by his @evleaks Twitter alias. Blass is almost never wrong about this stuff, although the details he revealed on social media earlier today are billed as “preliminary.”

That said, it’s probably way too late for Samsung to change its entire approach to the Galaxy S10 design, not to mention it could be a little early to realistically expect a “New Infinity” display smartphone with virtually no bezels and a screen-embedded selfie shooter.

Instead, the front-facing camera will likely be housed by a “punch hole” style cutout that you won’t be able to hide in the notification bar. We’re talking a circular hole drilled into one side of the otherwise mouth-watering screen, resembling the letter O. Hence the Infinity-O branding, compared to the Infinity-U and Infinity-V notch implementations Samsung is prepping for other soon-to-be-released devices.

Unsurprisingly, the Galaxy S10 is now also pretty much guaranteed to come with an ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor (most likely manufactured by Qualcomm), Android Pie-based One UI software, and three rear-facing cameras combining standard, wide-angle, and telephoto lenses for a truly top-notch and versatile imaging experience. 
 
Evan Blass cannot confirm any of the other one thousand and one rumored Galaxy S10 features and tidbits yet, but we’re several months away from a formal announcement, and a little mystery never hurt anyone anyway.

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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

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16 Comments

2. maherk

Posts: 6770; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

As long as the notch don't overlap over games, apps, and whatever media you're consuming on your phone, I would rather have a notch over a sliding mechanism. After owning three different notched Android phones, I still don't get it why people complain about it without trying it. Think of it as an extra 2 screens on the sides kind of like how LG did with the V10 and V20 back in the day, they're only there to show the notifications bar and doesn't interfere with the OS at all.

3. JMartin22

Posts: 2369; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

The implementation of them on Android devices has arguably pretty bad (for the most part anyway) If you’re going to have a notch, at least make use of the design aspects and bring symmetry to the top side, side and bottom bezels. I’ve said before that I believe that a cut out in the middle of the display has the POTENTIAL to be worse; as far as obstruction of content and how jarring transitioning from one area to another can be. But we won’t know for sure until we see how Samsung approaches this.

15. tedkord

Posts: 17303; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

The implementation of notches on all phobrs is bad, because it's a bad design.

4. KakashiHatake4444

Posts: 78; Member since: Jul 30, 2018

So the Google Pixel 3XL is neat with that huge ass notch?

11. maherk

Posts: 6770; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Nope, that's the only notch I can't defend.

7. limporgyuk

Posts: 357; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

Would you want a notch imposing on your TV screen if you didn't have to?

10. maherk

Posts: 6770; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

As far as I know, you don't need a selfie camera on your TV ;)

9. RangoX

Posts: 77; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

I'd rather have a small bezel than a punch hole :/

12. Madmax

Posts: 110; Member since: Aug 19, 2016

Well unless it's a hidden camera of sorts, it is useless.. It's no different than the notches available in the market although it is smaller... It's just Samsung's way of adopting the notch

13. mixedfish

Posts: 1551; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

Samsung fans will probably turn a blind eye, in desperation to not see an embarrassing notch that the iPhone adopts.

14. tedkord

Posts: 17303; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

God, I hope this isn't true. And if it is, I hope it doesn't carry over to the Note 10. Samsung, you've already got the best design - slim bezels top and bottom. Just keep them, and add great sounding front facing stereo speakers into them. Boom. Perfect phone.

16. osterrich21

Posts: 186; Member since: Apr 14, 2017

a hole in the screen is better than missing a piece of screen - notch

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