• The S10 and S10+. They are nearly all screen with a circular cutout. [credit:
    AllAboutSamsung
    ]

We’re just a month away from the launch of Samsung’s newest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S10. We’ve seen renders before, but now high-quality photos of the device have popped up online thanks to the german blog AllAboutSamsung. The site has pictures of both the S10 and S10+, and while it warns these are “prototype” devices, there isn’t a whole lot that can change a month before launch.

The real-life pictures are pretty close to the S10 renders that were released earlier. Samsung is switching from a traditional top and bottom bezel design to a nearly all-screen device. Samsung is also skipping the notch design trend entirely, instead housing the front camera in a circular cutout in the display. Samsung’s new display technology allows the camera to be placed just about anywhere, and the pixels that are in the way can just be removed. This design has been given the nickname “hole-punch,” because it looks like someone took a hole-punch tool to the display.

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How big the camera hole is will vary depending on the model: the smaller S10 has a round hole for a single front camera; the S10+ has two front cameras and a pill-shaped display hole. Like the Pixel 3, we expect the second camera to be used for a wide-angle lens, allowing you to leave the selfie stick at home. (Do people still use selfie sticks?)

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