Samsung Galaxy S10 Design Patent Reveals In-display Camera; Could Feature Zero-bezel OLED Display

As per the patent designs, the display that will make it to the Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus would be dual-edge with rounded corners

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The Samsung Galaxy S10 has been circling the internet for leaks and rumors for quite a while now. Recently, a new leak confirmed that the smartphone will arrive in three variants and the company is collaborating with Chinese suppliers to fabricate the design for the high-end handset. In the latest development, a recently granted patent reveals what Samsung has been working in after all.

The patent reveals a number of different designs suggesting what to expect from the upcoming Galaxy S10 and quite possibly Galaxy S10 Lite and S10 Plus. As per the recent speculations, the S10 Lite would come with Samsung’s Infinity-O display and the patent confirms it too.

All Designs Make Use of a Display Hole

All the twelve designs concerning the smartphones in question have a common display hole in them. The display shapes are different but the cut-out remains on the top-left corner. Some of the displays have rounded corners, some have curved edges, and some are straight up flat. As per the designs, the display that will make it to the Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus would be dual-edge with rounded corners. And, the flat panel with rounded edges, accounts for the Galaxy S10 Lite’s display. All of them have a hole in the corner.

The Galaxy S10 Plus is expected to come with a larger battery (4,000 mAh) and hence, the camera setup is very likely going to be horizontal. The battery on the Galaxy S10 is expected to be slightly smaller as compared to the Galaxy S10 Plus, but the camera setup will be alike.

Galaxy S10 Could Feature Zero-Bezel OLED Panel

The Galaxy S10 will reportedly lack the upper and lower edges and there would be a true zero-bezel OLED display. Apart from the display holes we mentioned earlier, the device would also have holes for placing the camera lens and the sensors. As per multiple sources, Samsung’s wireless team has been working with the display department to deploy the top and bottom zero-bezel displays.

For now, we have plenty of information to make out how the smartphone would look like. As for the other specifications and features, the device is likely to be powered by the Snapdragon 8150 or Exynos 9820. For the unaware, the Snapdragon 8150 is the tentative name for the successor of the current flagship chipset Snapdragon 845. On the software front, we are expecting Android 9 Pie with Samsung’s latest One UI running on the top. In addition to this, the smartphone will feature an ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor now that Samsung has got a hang of it.

We recently reported the existence of three different models in the upcoming flagship lineup namely Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10 Plus, and the S10 Lite. The standard variant is likely to feature 4GB RAM and 64GB storage, while the top end variant may pack 6GB RAM and 128GB onboard storage. In the designing department, the Galaxy S10 Lite may feature a metal frame and could also feature a side-mounted fingerprint scanner. The horizontally-mounted camera set up will remain common to all the Galaxy S10 variants. The smartphones are expected to release during 2019 Mobile World Congress (MWC), that could happen in February end. The devices are expected to go on sale soon after the release, but we are not sure if they will make to India anytime soon.

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Gargi’s inclination towards gadgets developed over the four years that she invested on her Electronics and Communication degree. She last worked at HeyMojo Inc., where she lead the product marketing team and designed chatbots for the top QSRs around the world. Currently, she is a regular contributor at MySmartPrice and plans on enlightening readers with interesting news on smartphones and telecom industry. Oh, and did we forget to mention that she is also a growth hacker.