Galaxy S10 leak reveals how Samsung will avoid the dreaded
One year after mercilessly mocking Apple’s decision to include a notch at the top of the iPhone X, Samsung appears to have come up with a way to avoid imitating the now-ubiquitous design.
Since the launch of the iPhone X, several other leading smartphone manufacturers have followed Apple by introducing a screen notch in order to accommodate both a larger screen and front-facing technologies like cameras and sensors.
With two cameras reportedly planned for the front of one variant of Samsung’s forthcoming flagship phone – with a whopping six in total – a notch design could have made sense for the Galaxy S10, even if it meant reneging on the ridicule it heaped upon Apple in November 2017.
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In a widely publicised advert in the aftermath of the iPhone X release, Samsung showed a man standing in line at an Apple store with a notch-shaped haircut. Earlier this year, Samsung released another advert making fun of the design, featuring the same man now carrying a child with a similarly unconventional hairdo.
With the release date for the Galaxy S10 anticipated for early 2019, the trickle of leaks and rumours surrounding the highly-anticipated device is turning into a stream, with the latest potentially revealing how the South Korean tech giant will negate the notch.
<p> Samsung advert shows a man with a notch-shaped haircut outside an Apple store </p> <p>Notorious leaker Evan Blass shared designs of what a case manufacturer expected of the Galaxy S10, which featured three models for the lineup.
As expected from previous leaks, the single lens devices have a hole in the screen to cater for the camera.
The S10+ model, which will feature two lenses, makes use of two separate holes at the top centre of the screen in order to avoid the notch design.
In a follow-up tweet, Mr Blass said: “Usually I’m a big fan of symmetry, but in this case, I hope the cutouts are offset from center as in the examples shown off at SDC.”
Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing at Apple, Philip Schiller, introduces the iPhone X during a media event at Apple's new headquarters in Cupertino, California on September 12, 2017 (JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images) </p> <p>Other rumours surrounding the Samsung Galaxy S10 include a <a href="https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/samsung-galaxy-s10-leak-selfhealing-screen-patent-release-date-rumours-a8495731.html">self-healing screen</a> that could potentially put an end to scratched displays.</p><!-- #### THIS IS TEMP CODE TO RESOLVE TEADS ISSUES ON SAFARAI - ISSUE-387 #### - START --><!-- #### THIS IS TEMP CODE TO RESOLVE TEADS ISSUES ON SAFARAI - ISSUE-387 #### - END --><!-- perform eplayer --><p>A patent for a screen containing a "self-healing property" was revealed earlier this year, which described how such technology could be used in a "portable electronic device such as a smart phone or tablet."</p><!-- mpu0 ads for mobile --><p> The four camera lenses of the Galaxy A9 (Samsung) </p> <p>The Galaxy S10 is set to launch on the 10th anniversary of Samsung's first flagship smartphone but it isn't the only high-end phone it plans to release next year.
A foldable phone was unveiled in Ocober at the firm’s developer conference, with Samsung describing it as the “foundation of the smartphone of tomorrow.”