What is striking is the front. The screen is wide, with nearly 94% of the front, and the borders are very thin. The sides are always curved; this is the hallmark of Samsung on the high end. I think they look like a Galaxy Note 9. Why? The corners are more square. Note that the Galaxy S10 is not perfectly symmetrical; the chin of the device is thicker than the top border above the screen. It’s a detail, but as they say, the devil is in the details.

The big news is the bubble on the right corner of the screen where the camera is housed. Samsung has not adopted the notch. And that’s a good thing. This bubble is relatively discreet, it melts on the screen, and its integration is successful. The notifications are then shifted in the status bar and when you watch a video or when you play in landscape mode. It is easily forgotten. On the other hand, one can also emphasize the resemblance to the Honor View 20, which also adopted a hole for the front camera on the left side of the camera. Note that this bubble is more prominent on the Galaxy S10 Plus since it incorporates two cameras.

On the screen is a fingerprint sensor on the bottom, like the Huawei Mate 20 Pro and OnePlus 6T. However, it differs by its technology: it is not a conventional camera, but an ultrasonic sensor that is used – the same technology that is found on the Oneplus 7T Pro. This sensor has the advantage of working even if the pixels of the screen is off: there is no need to illuminate the finger, it works so when the screen is in standby. This fingerprint sensor is fast and reliable; this technology also has the advantage of working better when the screen is dirty or when your finger is wet.

By Robert Smith

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