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Seems like the Galaxy S10+ has been spotted being used in the wild

Many Samsung employees will evidently be using the new Galaxy S10 handsets before they’re made official to test the handsets in the real world. It often happens that someone slips up. Or they don’t pay too much attention to their surroundings and that results in pictures like this. It seems someone was spotted using the Galaxy S10+ on a bus in South Korea.

Going by the image, it’s likely the Galaxy S10+, given that we can see a dual camera at the front. The cutout for the camera is in the top right corner as expected. This picture surfaced on Reddit earlier today with no explanation from the original poster.

Someone was clicked using the Galaxy S10+ on the bus

A commenter claims to have one also. He says that this is likely a worker on the bus to or from Samsung’s Suwon campus in South Korea. He further points out that the security case has been left on the device, the flip cover has been folded on the left.

This employee has apparently removed the security software that puts a “watermark/employee+deviceId on screen.” The commenter says that employees tend to get in a lot of trouble for doing this. When asked about their assessment of the device, he says that the device is about the same size as the Galaxy Note 9 but feels lighter than it.

Facial recognition is said to be working better than previous generations. The in-display fingerprint sensor has been given a thumbs up as well. When asked to comment on the actual feel of the device, he expresses his inability to do so. He says the device will lock up if an attempt is made to remove the security case.

All of this does sound plausible and the device in the image isn’t all that different from the renders of the Galaxy S10+ we have seen so far. However, it does appear suspect enough to be not taken at mere face value. And what to say of claims made by an anonymous commenter on Reddit?

It won’t be long now before all of the details are officially revealed. Samsung is set to unveil the Galaxy S10 on February 20. Do you like what you see so far?

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Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

This is definitely a marketing ploy to make people talk about the s10 and it has worked very well. its all over tweeter and websites. Good job to the marketing team! The phone looks like its in a flip case maybe the reason why it looks so chunky. As said in the past, the s10+ is way to big for me and with the added 2 camera holes on the top makes it look very ugly. Though it appears that they are keeping the notification bar on the top and the cameras don’t obstruct that in portrait view. Hopefully the… Read more »

tombias
tombias

You might be right. No one makes such a bad quality pictures anymore. So it must be a marketing thing to hype things up.

MStuart
MStuart

Lol looks even worse than I feared. I’m not buying this piece of crap.

YairMi
YairMi

Why not the middle, I don’t mind the pill cut out but it would look world’s better with the cut out centered.

djcbs
djcbs

This just makes the S9 look even prettier by comparison. Yuck…

Gunter2
Gunter2

It’s orchestrated .Totally done on purpose to keep the media chat going constantly going. I don’t like the hole though. I’ll be keeping my S9 plus until S11 anyway, but I definitely wouldn’t buy this with that hole. Hopefully it will be gone on S11.

Yousef206
Yousef206

Probably a photoshopped photo, there’s no chin!!

locarno
locarno

“removed the security software that puts a “watermark/employee+deviceId on screen.”

How ?

locarno
locarno

Why there;s no leaks about foldable smartphone ?

woody365
woody365

I see a pattern of this kind of leaks and spots happen every year with every new flagship. They know what they’re doing 😀

GS7edge
GS7edge

Ugh! That pill shape cutout 🤮

SAMgalaxyXXX
SAMgalaxyXXX

Same here, simply awful!! 😤

GS7edge
GS7edge

I prefer a top bezel to hide the two cameras rather than a pill shape cutout while keeping the side and bottom bezels thin

joolz1
joolz1

Yeah so you’ll simply disable the pill cut out by turning off in developer options (creating bigger bezel) just like with any other android phone that has a notch

siaho
siaho

Yeah, I would also prefer a thin bezel till the indisplay front facing camera tech is ready (that sits behind the screen) or something similar. Not to mention that I am almost 99% sure it will have bigger bottom bezel than the iphone x/xs. The whole point of the notch/cutout is to not have bottom bezel and only apple did it. Still, I don’t like their design either, it’s looks over functionality – small bezels didn’t kill anyone.

Samcurve
Samcurve

the bezel looks so thin.. acceptable & better than notch (for me)…