Samsung Galaxy S10 will have a very different kind of notch, rumor claims

Samsung's Galaxy S10 is still months away, but rumors about the device are already sprouting up -- and this one's as interesting as they come.

According to (reliable) leaker of smartphone things Evan Blass, Samsung's next flagship will have a "punch hole-style selfie cam cutout."

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If true, this would be the first Samsung flagship phone that has something resembling a notch on its display, but it would also be quite different from other phones. Most smartphone makers (with Apple leading the way) have incorporated some sort of cutout on top of their phones' displays, and lately the trend has been to make the notch smaller, as seen in, say, Oppo F9 and its "waterdrop" notch. A hole-shaped cutout takes the concept even further, though it does make one wonder how the software would handle it, especially when watching full-screen content like a video or when playing a game.

Blass also claims the S10 would have an ultrasonic, in-display fingerprint scanner, three rear cameras and the company's new One user interface on top of Android Pie.

Previous rumors about the Galaxy S10 said that it might come in four different variants. Another rumor said the phone might not have a headphone jack, and yet another said it would have 3D face scanning tech, which would be hard to pull off without a display notch.

Samsung is expected to show off the Galaxy S10 in late February, probably around the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona which kicks off on February 25, 2019.


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