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[Poll Results!] What would you prefer on the Galaxy S10, notch or a display hole?

The recent reports about the Galaxy S10 display suggest that it may feature an Infinity-O panel. It’s an alternative to the notch as it punches out a hole in the display itself for the front camera. However, some of our readers have not been impressed with how the implementation looks so far, based on unofficial renders and some leaks from China.

This begs the question, would some of you rather prefer a notch instead? Samsung is no longer averse to notched displays, but whether it would use one for a flagship device remains to be seen. Or are you in the camp that feels this is just too absurd, that Samsung should keep things simple and stick the camera on the bezel like it is on the Galaxy S9.

That may not happen, though, as Samsung does seem adamant to increase the screen-to-body ratio on its next flagship. It will only be able to do that by either opting for a notch or a display hole. You can get an idea of how the two may look below.

Do let us know in the comments how you feel about this entire notch, no-notch business.

Poll result: Unsurprisingly, the majority of the participants feel that the display hole is a good alternative to the notch. However, those who want neither a notch nor a display hole came in a close second. This suggests that the Galaxy S10 could end up polarizing the Samsung faithful.

What would you prefer on the Galaxy S10, notch or a display hole?
  • Display hole, I feel it's a good alternative 48%, 972 votes
    972 votes 48%
    972 votes - 48% of all votes
  • Neither, I want it to be like the Galaxy S9 43%, 873 votes
    873 votes 43%
    873 votes - 43% of all votes
  • Notch, the display hole is absurd 6%, 115 votes
    115 votes 6%
    115 votes - 6% of all votes
  • I'm fine with either one 2%, 49 votes
    49 votes 2%
    49 votes - 2% of all votes
Total Votes: 2009
5 December 2018 - 14 December 2018
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daemmon
daemmon

Just get rid of the curved screen gimmick, for crying out loud!

djcbs
djcbs

I’m not willing to put up with neither a notch nor a hole…unless the screen in one of the phones is 5″.
Since it won’t be, chances of me buying the S10 are slimmer by the day. If this is how Samsung hopes to stop losing customers…they’re in for a rude awakening.

GS7edge
GS7edge

I only prefer a full screen experience without any distruptions

oggi21
oggi21

where is: remove front camera?

fcaroll
fcaroll

Oh noooo!!!! How could we live without selfies??? (Sarcasm here) unfortunately nobody would get rid of such an unnecessary thing.. i think that the best design would be an s9 without the bottom bezel but still with a normal top bezel. Something like a fully symmetrical display with its own symmetrical black bezel all around and a “bezel on top of the bezel” maybe even coloured as the phone’s back for the sensors at the top. But maybe it’s too simple lol

freddyba
freddyba

Yes I agree with this! The only time I have used the front camera is when I accidentally swipe in the camera and cause it to flip from back to front. Use the money needed to figure a way to drill a hole in the screen to help pay for improving the back camera(s), and keep the headphone jack.

daemmon
daemmon

The front camera is useful for video calls on WhatsApp, Skype or whatever. At least that’s what I mostly use it for. I might even take an occasional group selfie with my wife and kid. I would definitely not buy a phone without a front camera.

Blood Wolfe
Blood Wolfe

If Samsung puts any sort of stupid notch/hole onto the phones next year then kiss my business goodbye! I want the Note 10 but if it’s going to have a ridiculous notch/hole or whatever the heck you want to call “your version” of the notch then I’m sticking with my Note 8 until this stupid trend fades away.

Biransahin
Biransahin

Same with me. A hole and I’ll be holding on to my Note9.

punitverma2010
punitverma2010

come on Samsung! you’ve the power to make other follow you and to make a trend. why are you copying other? A no notch will be the best.

utvic99
utvic99

They don’t have the power. Yes they are innovative as well as many other Android manufacturers, but for most of their innovations the credit goes to Apple. They have the power to “invent” anything that came out on Android phones even 5 years ago, as well as to make their own actual inventions seem much more revolutionary than they really are. Everyone follows Android innovations, yes, but under the directive of Apple. They persuade most people (who can afford to buy an iPhone) to spit on Android because it’s “chinese/korean crap” and to praise Apple for their technology advancements. It’s… Read more »

MStuart
MStuart

Neither. Give me a normal phone with some bezel and none of this nonsense. Or since it’s not being offered, I’ll keep mine and save the money.

Biransahin
Biransahin

5 voted for the notch? Must be an iSheep infiltration.. Lolol!!

locarno
locarno

Galaxy S9/S9+ screen to body ratio: 83.6%, 84.2%
iPhone X: 82.9%
iPhone XR: 79%

Samsung even with bezels have more screen to body ratio than Apple with notch.

For today Huawei Mate 20 have highest screen to body raio 88%