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This bezel-free Galaxy S10 concept is one we can get behind

For Samsung, getting rid of all the bezel around the Infinity display for the Galaxy S10 would be a tall order thanks to all the tech the company’s flagships pack. For example, things like a sensor for iris recognition would need to go somewhere in the front unless Samsung intends to get rid of the iris sensor once it has in-display fingerprint sensors ready for commercial use. Whether Samsung can come up with a bezel-free design similar to what we see on recently announced devices such as the Vivo Nex remains to be seen, but if it turns out to be like a concept shared by leakster Ice universe, it’s one we would gladly lap up.

Who needs bezels?

The picture shared by Ice universe seems to have been taken for a prototype by some outlets, even though it has clearly been Photoshopped to suggest what could be. But it’s the kind of design that would make the Galaxy S10 extremely attractive. The lack of any notable bezel may turn out to be an ergonomic nightmare and increase the chances of drops and of physical damage from such drops, but at this point, are ergonomics really something smartphone manufacturers care about? It has all been a race to get the highest screen-to-body ratio possible in the last year or so, and Samsung would have a pretty solid lead over rivals (Apple in particular) if the Galaxy S10 ends up looking like this.

Of course, the question still remains: Where will things like the front-facing camera, the iris sensor, or the earpiece go if the screen covers the front of the phone? Samsung can reportedly get the screen to work as the earpiece using bone conduction, but it would still have to make space for other components and the top-of-the-line specs. Not to mention it would also have to make the Galaxy S10 water resistant, so something like a slide-up assembly as seen on the Oppo Find X might not be viable, either.

But one can dream, and if Samsung can get even close to such an all-screen design for the tenth-anniversary Galaxy S flagship, it would be awesome to see. What do you think?

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strazzi
strazzi

I would buy it in a heart beat. 🙂

Forever13pt
Forever13pt

This photos are from the opposite find x. This is not a Samsung prototype.

SAMgalaxyXXX
SAMgalaxyXXX

This bezeless race is becoming ridiculous already. I’m happy with the thin and top bezel of Note 8 and S9/S9 plus. Samsung would make more waves and please more consumers if it kept those thin bezels and put front facing firing speakers instead of going for sth like the OPPO find X. No need to reinvent the wheel. Only the tech community is interested in this kind of form factor. The average consumer don’t really care about a bezeless phone.
Samsung should focus on many other things easier to fix and improve with a lot less headaches.

Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

If they keep the bezel same size as the s9 and I can guarantee you 100% the sales will be a huge flop. Look at the s9 and the backlash at people saying it’s too much like the s8 except fatter and thicker. Samsung is not apple and won’t have stupid fans buying their phones regardless the design. I personally think they can reduce the bezel a lot more on the s8 and 9 to be next to nothing but they will need to retain the top on for the camera and sensors. Would be happy if they got rid… Read more »

SAMgalaxyXXX
SAMgalaxyXXX

What I’m saying is that they could put those 2 thin bezels to good use with front facing firing speakers. I’m sure this approach would be more appealing to costumers than getting rid of the bezels completely or just the chin.

santeripe
santeripe

I refuse to believe that the biggest smartphone manufacturer in the world (Samsung) would do anything less impressive than this for their 10th anniversary flagship device that costs a thousand dollars, especially when Chinese competition is already coming out with cheaper +90% screen to body ratio displays 7-8 months before the S10 launch. It would be pretty embarrassing for the S10 to go against devices that cost a couple hundred less but still have more immersive displays, Samsung’s flagship market share would just drop even further from the already less than stellar S9 sales. Samsung needs a striking redesign (like… Read more »

warlockba
warlockba

Who needs bezels, who actually even needs a frame, just lace everything in glass, so it shatters entirely! That way it’s cooler! (And they can sell 2-4 per person a year, instead of only 1 per iteration!) Oh but hey! You can put a case on it to protect it, which will need some bezels to hold the phone – unless they start glueing those to the phone, so you again have bezels due to the case, and thus unusable and not visible spots to the screen. All practical, right? And most likely at some point, somebody will come up… Read more »

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

Blame consumers, Samsung received huge backlash for sticking to plastic for the S4 and S5 – and seeing how well the S6s sold. you cannot blame them for sticking to glass and metal.

warlockba
warlockba

We’ll see once the market is saturated entirely, tehnology anyhow already reached a stale point, what will happen. There are less and less reasons to upgrade. And honestly I am not confortable changing my phone every year – and not due to the fact of money – that does not matter much in this choice – but due to the fact that I have to learn every phone new again. And even in the “streamlined” touchwiz environment of Samsung, every phone was still different – even though I stuck for almost 8 years to the galaxy and note line. And… Read more »

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

As great as this looks, I highly doubt this is what Samsung is bringing to the 10th version. Unless they have figured a way to get a camera to work under the display – this is a futuristic fantasy- personally I thought the S8s had thin enough bezels, and now the S9s thinner still are more than enough.

Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

Doubt the S10 will look like this. I am very sure it will just look like the cancelled s9 design they seemed was not durable enough. Sneaky way to save the design from being deployed this year