Samsung Galaxy S10+ to sport massive 6.44-inch screen

Samsung Galaxy S10+ Concept
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The Samsung Galaxy S10 lineup is lighting up the rumor mills nowadays, with all sorts of interesting changes being highlighted for the brand’s tenth anniversary flagship series. The latest bit of information claims that the company is going to dramatically increase the size of the Plus variant to 6.44-inch this time round.

To recap, Samsung might be launching 3 Galaxy S10 models next year. One could be a flat-screened basic Galaxy S10 with a 5.8-inch display, the second could be a curved 5.8-inch standard Galaxy S10 variant, and the third could be a curved 6.2-inch Galaxy S10+.

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The Bell’s report goes slightly against this narrative. According to its sources, Samsung has enlarged the Galaxy S10+’ size to 6.44-inch only. It’s not clear why the firm decided to do so. It’s possible that Apple’s upcoming 6.5-inch iPhone X Plus had something to do with this decision.

Moreover, even Apple is set to release a budget iPhone X, a standard iPhone X, and a massive iPhone X Plus. If the new rumor is true, the Galaxy S10+ will have Samsung’s biggest screen till date. Even the huge Galaxy Note 8 has a slightly smaller 6.3-inch display.

Samsung will probably try to make sure the Galaxy S10+ isn’t too bulky by thinning out its bezels. This way, it can fit the larger screen without making it impossible for users to hold the device in their hands. The screen-to-body ratio may change too as a result of this.

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The publication goes on to claim that the entry-level Galaxy S10 will have a 5-inch non-curved screen, significantly smaller than the 5.8-inch size suggested by a previous ETNews report. The middle-of-the-road Galaxy S10 could stick to a 5.8-inch size or balloon up to 6-inch in order to keep up with its larger counterpart.

Interestingly, it seems Samsung may be working on a 3D sensing camera, but use it for augmented reality instead of Face ID like the iPhone X does. This actually makes sense since the brand is apparently going to place an in-display fingerprint scanner on the Galaxy S10+, so having 3D face unlock as well might be overkill.