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Samsung Galaxy S10 Will Reportedly Come With 10MP Punch-hole Selfie Cam, Live Image Confirms In-display Fingerprint Scanner

Written By Tech Desk | Mumbai | Published:

It is almost certain that the Samsung Galaxy S10 trio of phones (set to launch on February 20) will come with an all-new Infinity-O punch-hole design. While the Galaxy S10E and the vanilla Galaxy S10 will come with a single selfie camera, the high-end Galaxy S10+ will pack a dual camera system embedded into the display. A new report now suggests that the resolution of the primary front camera in all the three Galaxy S10 phones will be 10-megapixels. The secondary front camera in the case of the Galaxy S10+ will use a depth sensor ideally for portrait photography, quashing all rumours that it will be a Google Pixel 3-like wide-angle sensor. 

Last year’s Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ came with an 8MP front camera. Not only will the Galaxy S10 trio pack a higher 10MP resolution front camera, it will also add OIS, dual pixel autofocus and 4K video recording into the mix. The resolution of the secondary camera in case of the Galaxy S10+ isn’t known but it will likely be lower than the primary camera. Also, even though this camera is said to be useful in portrait photography, chances are the Galaxy S10E and Galaxy S10 will be able to shoot portrait selfies albeit via software tricks.  

The same report also suggests that Samsung is looking to offer a new Super AMOLED display with support for 10-bit color in all the Galaxy S10 phones. A 10-bit (also called deep colour) panel in tandem with HDR can help create depth and a sense of reality while watching content (that supports HDR). The tech is usually found in high-end TVs. Now Samsung’s Super AMOLED panels are already the best in-class in the industry and the Galaxy S10 phones won’t be any different in this regard. But it will be interesting to see if Samsung will be looking to raise the benchmark any further with its new flagship phones. 

Speaking of displays, the Galaxy S10 phones, more precisely the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+, are also expected to ditch a conventional fingerprint scanner for an in-display fingerprint scanner. The Galaxy S10E is expected to come with a side-mounted fingerprint scanner. 

A couple of new live images of the Galaxy S10 phones doing the rounds of the Internet corroborate the past leaks and rumours suggesting that the in-display fingerprint scanner in the case of the Galaxy S10 phones will occupy a dedicated area at the bottom of the screen. This could result in Samsung dropping its pressure-sensing haptic mechanism which was found on last year’s Galaxy S9 devices.

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