Testing of Samsung's next flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S10 is in progress and someone working in the factory where the new device is being made has snapped a few sneaky shots and shared them with the world. And while the shots don't reveal much that we don't already know, it's clear that the in-display camera, which avoids creating a notch but results in a hole, looks to be confirmed.
We already know a bit about the Galaxy S10 such as the presence of a beasty 8-core processor - the Exynos 9820 CPU with a next-gen Mongoose M4 core that could reach a core clock-speed of 3.30GHz or more.
And that it will have a 6.4-inch display running at 1440 by 2960 pixels.
The rear camera array will boast three snappers with a combination of normal, wide-angle and zoom that should deliver brilliant pics in most conditions.
But it's the front cameras that are getting lots of attention. As you can see, the camera array on the front face is in the top right corner. Many people are calling this a hole although it looks to me to be a notch in the corner. However, if the 3D facial recognition system is part pf this, then Samsung has managed to reduce the size of the notch when compared to Apple's version on the most recent iPhones.
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However, it is possible this is a prototype and that the Galaxy S10 will be notch free as previous reports suggest an under-screen camera is on the cards.
The question of whether the Galaxy S10 will boast 5G is still open although that seems increasingly likely, seeing Oppo and Huawei seem to be a long way down the road with their 5G devices and Samsung won't want those challengers getting too close to their place at the top of the smartphone ladder.
Galaxy S10/S10+ 3D Glass
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2019 looks to be an exciting year for smartphones. We'll likely see the first folding display smartphones hit the market, 5G will emerge as a standard feature and the dominance of Apple and Samsung will be pushed by challenger brands.