Samsung is Testing its New Galaxy S10 at the Factory, Features a Front Camera Hole
Testing of Samsung’s next flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S10 is in progress. Thanks to an employee working in the factory where the new device is being made we got a few snaps they took 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. The face of Galaxy S10 is not under covers anymore.
Several Samsung S10 and S10+ leaks have popped up lately, including a new benchmark that hints provide details on the company’s new high-end Exynos chipset. A new AnTuTu benchmark suggests the phone is equipped with Samsung’s new Exynos 9820 SoC. There will likely be a version of the phone with a Snapdragon processor as well if previous Galaxy flagships are anything to go by. Further, the leak shows that the device will have 6GB of RAM and a 6.4-inch display with a resolution of 2280 x 1080 pixels. It’s also packing 128 GB of storage. What’s most interesting about this leak is that its AnTuTu score is 325,076, which is lower than the Snapdragon 8150’s score. The 8150 has hit highs of 360,000 in the same test, according to MySmartPrice.
We already know a bit about the Galaxy S10 such as the presence of a beasty octa-core processor. The phone will sport Exynos 9820 CPU with a next-gen Mongoose M4 core. Mongoose M4 could reach a core clock-speed of 3.30GHz or even more. Moreover, it will have a huge 6.4 inches 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 pictures and shots in most conditions. Means, this phone will be perfect for your Instagram game. But, wait till what the phone has for your Snapchat and selfies.
The front cameras 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 of this, then Samsung has managed to reduce the size of the notch when compared to Apple’s version on the most recent iPhones. Samsung wins this round. Thank you, next.
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. With the fast pace in technology’s advancement, we can for sure expect anything at this point.
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. 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.
However, it’s important to remember benchmarks don’t tell the whole story. They can be a great measure of performance in specific tasks, but often real-world performance is different. Further, benchmarks don’t include the context of other important features like power consumption.