Samsung Electronics is expected to adopt a full-screen display for the upcoming flagship Galaxy S10 smartphone that will come with a “punch hole” at the top for the front camera, Yonhap news agency reports, citing unnamed industry sources. The Wall Street Journal reports separately that the S10 range will include a total four models, including a top device with 5G and six cameras.
The punch hole is a new design aimed at avoiding the popular notch in many recent flagship hones. According to the report, Samsung could use the design already on the upcoming Galaxy A8s smartphone. The design was already previewed earlier this month as an ‘Infinity-O’ display at Samsung’s developers conference.
To rival Apple’s tenth anniversary iPhone, Samsung is planning a more ambitious offer with the S10, people familiar with the matter told the WSJ. This will include three models set to launch in February next year, with displays from 5.8 to 6.4 inches.
In addition, the company is developing a fourth variant of the Galaxy S10 that will be 5G-enabled and is internally code-named “Beyond X,” some of the people said. The 5G phone will launch next spring, first in the US and South Korea, and come with an even larger screen of 6.7 inches and six camera — two in the front and four in the back.
A Samsung spokeswoman declined to comment.