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Samsung may have accidentally leaked the Galaxy S10 design

Samsung may have accidentally given away the Galaxy S10 design. The company recently published an article explaining its OneUI Android Pie overhaul. It seems they got too enthusiastic in the process and ended up creeping the Galaxy S10 design in one of the images.

Samsung has since removed all the images from the post and replaced them with more generic ones. So, where there’s smoke, there’s got to be fire, right?

Could have been a clever marketing ploy

Reddit user qgtx initially spotted the images in the post on the Samsung Newsroom, one of which had the punch-hole selfie camera cutout. The image matches with most of the previously seen renders and leaks of the device. It looked like a glaring error by Samsung but could have been a clever marketing ploy to begin with. Who doesn’t love a little attention after all.

In either case, Samsung has now removed the images. The replacement, obviously, doesn’t have the camera cutout and the bezels got thicker too. The original image had much thinner top and bottom bezels. Kudos to Samsung for trying to disguise the bezel again. Here are the two images side by side:

 

Earlier today, Samsung confirmed the Galaxy S10 launch date. The upcoming Samsung flagship will be unveiled at a Galaxy Unpacked event on February 20, 2019 in San Francisco, California. It’s not like there’s much to be surprised by in this image. The camera cutout in the front right corner is a done deal and so are the smaller bezels. It seems business as usual otherwise.

What do you think, though? An honest mistake or a marketing ploy? Let us know in the comments section below.

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deliquescator
deliquescator

Maybe the camera hides under the screen when it’s on after all? This would explain why you see it when the screen is off, but when the screen is on it’s hidden and the hole for it only deactivates that screen portion when the camera needs to be used?

strazzi
strazzi

this is just disappointing

cabbe86
cabbe86

Looks beautifully😍😀

Lukasz1536
Lukasz1536

It doesn’t make any sens. The battery and signal icons are in the same place where that stupid hole is. I wonder how it will be work.

Saranan Majilya
Saranan Majilya

Slim bezels looks great. Camera hole could have been smaller.

Turbotomate
Turbotomate

Why do they put the camera hole on the right? Thats so stupid. A8s is perfect in this. Most people are right-handed and pull down the notification bar with their right thumb in the upper right corner. But there it sits gloriously, the camera hole. Absolutely not understandable.

Lightshark12
Lightshark12

why do you pull notification bar from the top if you can do it just anywhere?

Turbotomate
Turbotomate

How can i do it anywhere? Thats possible just on the homescreen. Not on the lockscreen, not in any app.

vanillasky
vanillasky

Yes you can, using fingerprint scanner

vanillasky
vanillasky

Fingerprint scanner

Roebke
Roebke

Wow, that makes a lot of sense if the S10 has an in-display fingerprint scanner…

djcbs
djcbs

What fingerprint scanner? The one that’s UNDER THE DISPLAY?

Anonymous
Anonymous

Completely agree, and also when watching in landscape (might just be me) I always turn the top of the phone to the left so that way on the A8S the hole would practically dissapear but on the S10 it will be on the top.

djcbs
djcbs

Unless they allow you to customise opening the notification tray by swiping down from the camera (instead of opening the front facing camera)? That sure would help (specially since your thumb will never be able to reach the top of the phones without gymnastics anyway).

HueMann
HueMann

Yeah I’m absolutely sure that samsung has designed a whole new touch screen with 1 sq cm of the top right corner inactive!

It’s a conspiracy against right handed people!
-Good thing I am left handed..

djcbs
djcbs

What this shows, to me, is that the bezels won’t be THAT much smaller to justify the awfulness of a hole in the display. Another curious thing is that they just launched a new UI which will completely clash with that rather big hole. The clock was stupidly moved to the left, but the battery and signal icons are put where the hole is. What will Samsung do? Move everything to the left? Allow us to get rid of them? Or reduce the space for notifications like Google did, rendering the notification bar so useless it might as well just… Read more »

Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

The design looks good but the camera hole does look rather big

viorelianasi
viorelianasi

Where do you see a camera hole? On the right, is not the battery symbol?

Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

Look at the black screen picture and you can see the camera hole