Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S10 will be the first major smartphone without any bezel round the screen, according to a new leak.
The screen will stretch to all edges of the phone and have an under-the-screen camera and fingerprint scanner.
Bezels are a border or notch around the edge of a phone screen and house chunkier technology such as home buttons, sensors, camera and speaker.
The latest leak came from Samsung’s OLED Forum, held in China earlier this month which suggests the Korean firm will do away with the bezels to maximise screen space.
Korean tech giant Samsung is set to release its flagship S10 handset early next year and leaks have surfaced online that claim it will be the first major device to have a full-screen display (pictured)
An image released by renowned leaker @UniverseIce showed the under the screen technology.
It is believed these will include fingerprint scanners, cameras and sensors for FaceID, for example.
If Samsung manages to manufacture this technology it will likely make the S10 one of the most visually striking devices on the market.
These rumours and leaks are yet to be confirmed by Samsung.
However, Samsung Mobile’s DJ Koh said last month that a ‘very significant’ redesign was in the works for the S10.
Smartphone manufacturers such as Apple have been trying to eradicate bezels from their handsets.
An image released by renowned leaker @UniverseIce showed the under the screen technology. It is believed these will include fingerprint scanners, cameras and sensors for FaceID, for example
The latest leak came from Samsung’s OLED Forum, held in China earlier this month which suggests the Korean firm will do away with the bezels to maximise screen space
This has been made increasingly difficult by the inability to keep front-facing cameras and sensors without them.
This gave birth to the notch which allowed all the tech to be condesed into one small area at the top of the screen.
This innovation, however, attracted widespread criticism for its lack of aesthetic appeal.
The Korean tech giant is expected to launch three Galaxy S10 models, as well as its long-awaited folding phone, by early next year, according to Bloomberg.
Samsung has long discussed the idea of releasing a folding phone. Its patented many folding designs, like this one showing a book-like handset that can be opened to become a tablet
A folding phone has been in the works at Samsung for many months now, with speculation of such a device first bubbling up over a year ago.
Bloomberg said Samsung’s foldable phone is currently being developed under a secretive codename called ‘Winner,’ which is line with previous reports that made the same claim.
The firm is mulling over two prototypes – one of which is longer horizontally, while the other is longer vertically – with designers preferring the portrait model, as it’s easier for users to hold than a landscape design.
It would also have a four-inch screen on the outside so that users can check their messages and notifications without having to flip it open.
SAMSUNG’S FOLDING PATENT
Samsung has previously been awarded a patent for a radical design that allows a phone to fold in two.
It could lead to a handset that can easily transform into a tablet – simply by unfolding it.
A complex hinge allows the device to be folded in half
The document shows a narrow Samsung device with a screen that bends and folds like an old-school flip phone handset, with a large hinge.
The device is described as something that can be ‘folded or unfolded semi automatically.’