Samsung Galaxy S10+ flaunts large screen cutout in first live image leak

Samsung Galaxy S10+ flaunts large screen cutout in first live image leak
While the Galaxy S10 family is not exactly the world’s best-kept secret, Samsung has largely managed to avoid high-quality leaks of real-life prototypes, which is quite an achievement given the company’s next-gen flagship smartphones are essentially confirmed for a February 20 announcement.

Of course, thanks to the generally reliable @OnLeaks and our own rock-solid inside sources, we know what to expect from the Galaxy S10 and S10+ in terms of general design language and specific screen cutout implementation.

Meanwhile, Evan Blass recently offered our first glimpse of a “regular” Samsung Galaxy S10 variant in the wild, and now a live picture of a purported pre-release Galaxy S10+ unit is making the rounds on Reddit.

Unfortunately, the photograph takes potato quality to a whole new level, making it impossible to distinguish any subtle details that may have helped further build hype for Samsung’s next big thing.

We can’t even be 100 percent certain this is indeed the unreleased Galaxy S10 Plus, although the main easily discernible feature is a dual front-facing camera housed in a large, pill-shaped display hole that falls in line with our expectations and all those leaked renders so far.

In all likelihood, the picture depicts a Samsung employee gone rogue, bound to be harshly penalized for his carelessness. Even though the no doubt advanced prototype is disguised with the help of a special case, the screen and user interface were probably supposed to be camouflaged as well. At the very least, the phone should have never been used in public. Then again, it can’t be long now until every single detail about all four models will be essentially etched in stone.

On that note, a Redditor claiming to be in possession of a similarly masked and unpolished Galaxy S10+ pre-release version compares the handset favorably to the Galaxy Note 9. The GS10+ allegedly feels lighter, despite being "about the same size", while the One UI software is "pretty darn fast." 

More importantly, the phone's in-display fingerprint recognition technology is "confirmed" by this source as well, along with improved facial authentication. The iris scanner is indeed apparently out, while other features remain under wraps as this purported Samsung employee doesn't want to get into trouble for revealing too much too early.

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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 128 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3400 mAh
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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37 Comments

1. phljcnth

Posts: 557; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Wow that bezel! I'm so excited for this beast! Damn, February 20 is still more than a month away!

2. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Camera cutout looks like an eyesore but hope the phone turns out great.

6. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Why do I find the notch suddenly more attractive? This is gonna be the real eye sore ffs

18. umaru-chan

Posts: 372; Member since: Apr 27, 2017

Ewwww, this looks so disturbing.

37. _deeuk

Posts: 48; Member since: Nov 06, 2018

People r never happy. Simply don't buy it... stop moaning

3. dimas

Posts: 3394; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Rhinoshield + dbrand skin on s10 series= dope

4. ahmadkun

Posts: 650; Member since: May 02, 2016

Oooooh that's hot.. i hope the price won't be hot too

5. Whitedot

Posts: 857; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

Bigger than a small hole looks like a thick marker trace on the screen. Actually an eye sore.

23. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

And like the notch is not a eye sore, right. I will take this over a ugly notch.

34. BuffaloSouce unregistered

We all know you suck that Samsung knob and get all defensive whenever someone doesn't do the same as you

7. turk_az

Posts: 75; Member since: May 11, 2012

that cut out looks stupid and ugly on the screen. Not impressed

8. cmdacos

Posts: 4302; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Still not a fan of the cutout but far ahead of the unibrow for sure.

9. mimicryXD

Posts: 175; Member since: Apr 03, 2015

The cut out to be honest is an eyesore.

10. Raito

Posts: 81; Member since: Aug 15, 2014

Oh my,i recently realized that the comment section full of Sammie fanboys,look,that cut out is ugly,definitely uglier than notch,yet many accepted it

24. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

And look at all the apple trolls.

36. dimas

Posts: 3394; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

@Raito Duh, you're in a samsung article so it's natural samsung users will be here. Notch is also ugly but you don't see people bashing notch buyers in real life. I may or may not like the cut-out, I am saving the full judgement when I have it in my hands just as I said that notch is ugly when I saw the actual iphone x.

11. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2270; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Design looks great. No issues on the camera cutout.

12. Jrod99

Posts: 776; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

Ugh. That camera cutout not so good. Should of went with small notch.

25. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Oh hell no

13. foldablephone

Posts: 58; Member since: Sep 19, 2018

Everyone will get used to the cutout. I have a product red iPhone 7 with the white front with the top and bottom bezels, the visible black camera lens on the front isn’t centred either (it’s to the left of the ear speaker) but I never even notice it. Sure this S10+ cutout is within the screen and a little bigger but then so is the display overall. Samsung have obviously done their research and are happy having the cutout not centred is fine.

14. foldablephone

Posts: 58; Member since: Sep 19, 2018

Although I still prefer the slider designs of the Find X and upcoming OnePlus. 100% screen is the way forward, thankfully the Notch will be dead by 2020.

20. Orion78

Posts: 212; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

Love how you speak for everyone here. No....not everyone is going to get used to that ugly and unnecessary eyesore. I for one will not purchase any phone with screen compromises. Just waiting for this dumb trend to be over. Hopefully Samsung uses that new infinity screen by the time the Note 10 comes around.

26. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

I wish they would have went the slide out also or just super thin bezels. But this is still better than the notch.

15. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Still much smaller than most notches out there.

16. Nionx

Posts: 207; Member since: Oct 30, 2017

Not a fan of the dual camera cut out, but I'll take the hole punch over the Apple style notch any day (Essential take on the notch is still my favorite). As for the phone, I like it. I don't want it but I definitely like it. I'll wait for the Note10 and the foldable before pulling the trigger on any 2019 Samsung flagship purchase

17. toyboyz

Posts: 235; Member since: Jan 22, 2010

This phone cutout pic of this phone is like 8" long! Lol

19. midan

Posts: 3097; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

This kind a floating black spot on the screen is real eyesore. With notches it's end of the screen so it kind a blends with the screen and bezels. with this you still have screen up and right side of cutout too which make it very distracting. It's kind like a dirt which you can't wipe away. Samsung already made notch hair cut for their ad so now they can do like a mole on forehead ad.

27. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

LMFAO How the hell does the notch blend in, lol It stands out just as much or more.

29. cmdacos

Posts: 4302; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Things look completely different when you're delusional apparently.

33. Vancetastic

Posts: 1699; Member since: May 17, 2017

But he only comments on Apple articles, really!

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