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Concept video imagines what the Galaxy S10 display hole would be like during use

We have heard a few reports recently about the Galaxy S10 display hole. Samsung’s next flagship smartphone is expected to feature a hole in the AMOLED panel itself for the front camera. All Galaxy S10 models are said to feature the Infinity-O display. The Galaxy S10+ may even have a bigger hole due to its dual front camera.

We haven’t really seen what the display hole would feel like when the device is being used. The only glimpses we have had of it have come from unofficial renders and sketchy screen protectors from China. There’s a new concept video which imagines what the Galaxy S10 display hole would feel like during use.

Concept video imagines the user experience with the Galaxy S10 display hole

The Infinity-O display is meant to give Samsung a way around the notch. The company hasn’t adopted notches for its flagship smartphones just yet. These reports show that it has no intention of doing that next year as well. This presents Samsung with a challenge. How does it then maximize screen real estate without opting for a notch?

The answer lies in the HIAA (hole in active area) display technology. Samsung will punch out a hole in the display panel itself to accommodate the front camera. It would enable the company to stretch the display even further without having to add a notch.

This concept video from tech YouTuber Dave Lee shows how the Galaxy S10 display hole would feel like when the device is being used. Disregard that it puts the display hole in the left and not the right corner as we’ve seen in recent leaks. This is what the user experience could feel like if Samsung opts for the Infinity-O display.

The entire display would be much cleaner and there would only be a small, camera-sized obstruction instead of a significantly larger notch. One can also presume that the content would be able to wrap around the hole in apps like YouTube when the video is made to fill the entire screen.

Does this concept make you think that the Infinity-O display would be a much better choice for the Galaxy S10 compared to a notch? Let us know by dropping a comment below.

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jelenam
jelenam

It can be some combination of s9+ with very small top/or bottom bezels for example. Holes/notches are really what I really don’t like.
I would agree with hole if it somehow “triggered” upon demand and not visible at all by regular usage.
S10/s10+ must nail all features and then I will buy device. On the other hand s8/s9 are still beautiful and excellent devices and s10 must be far better especially in display appearance – no holes and no notches.

locarno
locarno

I agree. It should be visible only when camera is in use.

stondec
stondec

Will prefer a hole free screen but this is clearly the best notch implementation out there. The notch or hole will absolutely not be the determinant of me buying the Note 10. There are much more important factors like battery life, camera and software than a notch/hole.

eduardornelles
eduardornelles

If S10 comes with that hole, Samsung will not have my money in 2019 and i’ll continue with my s8+. Much worse than the notches.

Abdallah98
Abdallah98

How is that much worse than the notches?

_alex_
_alex_

horrible … absolutely!!
I have S9+ and i will keep it until samsung will offer a better solution,
even it will have “full statusbar”, that hole will bother the eyes and vision

djcbs
djcbs

If anything it proves that Infinity-O is just as stupid as a notch. Less intrusive but equally stupid.
I’m not putting up with holes on my screen, just like I refuse to put up with notches. Sorry, Samsung. Either you put a slim bezel on the S10 or my money stays in my pocket to your CFO’s dismay.

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

It works jus the same as a notch. Better, with less of a footprint but still… Irritating.

Biransahin
Biransahin

If there is a hole or holes in the Note10, I’ll keep my Note9. I cannot buy into this stupid all screen phone design if it means notches or holes. Would you buy a TV or Laptop with a hole in the screen, or go to a cinema where a piece is cut out of the movie your watching?

Foxipol
Foxipol

I don’t like notches, but I don’t like this “hole” implementation either. Not sure why this full screen front panel craze is going on, I’m perfectly fine with small top and/or bottom bezels.