Samsung started using Infinity displays for its smartphones beginning with the Galaxy S8/S8+. The new screens were longer with an increased aspect ratio of 18.5:9 from the then-common 16:9. The upcoming Galaxy S10, or at least some of its variants, may push the aspect ratio even further to 19:9 if we are to believe the new browser benchmarks of the alleged Galaxy S10 models.
New HTML5test results have surfaced online for the G970F and G975F – models believed to be the Galaxy S10 Lite and Galaxy S10+. Though the new benchmarks don’t offer any exciting information about the upcoming Galaxy flagship, they do hint once again that the new devices might sport 19:9 displays. The browser benchmark mentions a screen size of 360 x 760 pixels for the G970F which, when we consider how the benchmark works, translates to a 5.8-inch display with a 19:9 aspect ratio. The G975F benchmark, on the other hand, indicates a 6.4-inch display with the same 19:9 aspect ratio.
Higher aspect ratio also means smaller bezels
A possible change in the aspect ratio was already rumored and reported based on an HTML5test result back in September. The benchmark listing, however, carried the SM-G405 moniker, which was believed to be a placeholder model for one of the Galaxy S10 variants. The new HTML5test results add more credibility to the earlier report by mentioning what seems to be the official model numbers.
The higher aspect ratio also confirms that the Galaxy S10 might have smaller bezels, primarily due to the rumored use of Infinity-O display. Multiple sources have already confirmed that Samsung is planning to release three variants of the Galaxy S10: Galaxy S10 Lite, Galaxy S10, and Galaxy S10 Plus. The aspect ratio for these variants may differ slightly depending on the design choices Samsung make for each of them.
While nothing mentioned in the Galaxy S10 rumors and reports sound too far-fetched and may very well turn out to be true, it is worth remembering none of this is official information and hence subject to change.