It was only a few days ago that we learned about the Galaxy S10 potentially having a “punch hole” style selfie camera. We now have some official proof of this unusual design thanks to Samsung itself.
LetsGoDigital has found a design patent which Samsung recently filed with the Hague International Design System. The document contains several images of a full-screen device with a prominent hole on the left. There are also a few with a notch at the center or on the right.
While most of the sketches are in black and white, two of them are in color. Model A and Model B may very well be the Galaxy S10’s potential design. The former has less rounded corners, similar to the Galaxy Note 9. The latter has more rounded corners, just like the Galaxy S9.
Samsung Galaxy S10 Design
We know that Samsung is actually working on phones with a hole in the corner because the firm itself showed the style off at its Developers Conference recently. It’s calling the look the Infinity-O. What we don’t know for sure is whether the Galaxy S10 will adopt the design. Prominent tipsters certainly think so.
This patent application serves as further proof of their predictions. Many have been left wondering how exactly Samsung will tackle the hole. Some think it’ll hide the hole when content is on the screen and reveal it when a selfie’s being clicked. How exactly it’ll achieve this visual trickery is anybody’s guess.
Now that there aren’t any other sensors on the panel except for the front-facing lens, it probably means the end of the road for the trusty iris scanner. An in-display fingerprint sensor will probably be fixed underneath the screen as a replacement.
The basic Galaxy S10 might have to settle for an inferior version of the in-display technology or a side-mounted sensor. The standard Galaxy S10 and premium Galaxy S10+ probably won’t have to compromise.