Earlier this year Samsung revealed the Galaxy S10 will get a significant design update. This makes many of us wonder; how will the Galaxy S10 actually look like? Will this flagship device indeed feature an in-display camera, an in-display fingerprint scanner and all kinds of sensors hidden behind the display?
Samsung Galaxy S10 full-screen smartphone
LetsGoDigital got their hands on the first images from Samsung Electronics, showing a full screen smartphone with a camera hole in the display. The images were used by Samsung Electronics in a design patent, which was applied for at the Hague International Design System.
Here companies can file an industrial design patent, after approval the patent will automatically be accepted by 70 different countries. The patent consists solely of visual material, no written description has been added. There are more than 50 different smartphone models outlined. They all show a full screen design with a selfie camera on the upper left side, just like the recently introduced Infinity-O display.
It is of course striking that Samsung also attached a color image to the patent. This could very well be the design of the Samsung Galaxy S10 and it’s Infinity-O display.
We will have to be patient though, as the Galaxy S10 is not expected until February 2019. The device will most likely be showcased at the Mobile World Congress 2019 at the end of February. This will be an important event for Samsung, as the Samsung foldable smartphone will probably be introduced at the same fair in Barcelona, Spain.
Appendix of different Samsung smartphone models
Model A: Full-screen smartphone with in-display camera on left side
Model B: Full-screen smartphone with rounded screen corners
Model C: Full-screen smartphone with edge display on right side
Model D: Full-screen smartphone with edge display on all four sides
Model E: Full-screen smartphone with edge display on top and bottom
Model F: Full-screen smartphone with edge display on left and right side
Model G: Full-screen smartphone with display that goes through the bottom to the back
Model H: Full-screen smartphone with display that goes through the top and bottom to the back
Model I: Full-screen smartphone with notch in the upper left corner
Model J: Full-screen smartphone with slot for camera and multiple sensors
Model K: Full-screen smartphone with slot for camera and multiple sensors
Model L: Full-screen smartphone with slot for dual selfie-camera
Model K and Model L are extracted from different design patents, which are also filed by Samsung Electronics and recently published in the Hague Express Database.