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  1. rushmore's Avatar
    I honestly thought the mockups months ago were a parody of the other phones having a notch. Turns out it's real and makes notches seem great in comparison. IMO Samsung made an even worse design than the notch. Considering the price and the oddly placed display hole, do you think Samsung should be shocked if sales are lacking?

    Typed this with my Note 9.
    02-06-2019 03:40 PM
  2. SuperLeakTX's Avatar
    Have you seen the real phone yet? If not, what were you talking about?
    02-06-2019 04:45 PM
  3. tcdude's Avatar
    I'm kind of skeptical too but I have an open mind I want to see it first

    Anyone know if the screen can be formatted to go just below the punch hole like others do around the notch?
    02-06-2019 05:15 PM
  4. L0n3N1nja's Avatar
    Doesn't bother me as much as the curved screens do. Also much better than Apples giant notch, but would have preferred to see it in the center.
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    02-06-2019 07:23 PM
  5. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    I'll wait to see it in person. Anyone with holelaphobia is going to be driven crazy by it. But I think most regular people looking to buy the newest Samsung phone will see it for what it is, a front camera.
    Headlandscaper likes this.
    02-06-2019 09:34 PM
  6. PsychDoc's Avatar
    A total non-issue. Infinitely better than Apple's horrific notch. Actually kind of cool looking.
    02-07-2019 04:42 AM
  7. rushmore's Avatar
    Doesn't bother me as much as the curved screens do. Also much better than Apples giant notch, but would have preferred to see it in the center.
    I think the S10 has the curved edges as well as the hole.
    02-07-2019 12:47 PM
  8. Eggmundo's Avatar
    I hate both but the hole looks much better.
    hasasimo, 11B1P, iSilas and 1 others like this.
    02-08-2019 05:03 AM
  9. arunma's Avatar
    I can live with the hole, it's definitely better than a notch. But I wish Samsung would return to a 16:9 aspect ratio so that videos can fill the entire screen without cropping them.
    11B1P likes this.
    02-10-2019 03:35 PM
  10. tcdude's Avatar
    I can live with the hole, it's definitely better than a notch. But I wish Samsung would return to a 16:9 aspect ratio so that videos can fill the entire screen without cropping them.
    These new aspect ratios seem to be the new trend, are there any new phones in 2019 with a 16:9 aspect ratio?
    02-10-2019 08:16 PM
  11. dfwfreaks's Avatar
    I can live with the hole, it's definitely better than a notch. But I wish Samsung would return to a 16:9 aspect ratio so that videos can fill the entire screen without cropping them.
    But with the punch hole, it gonna be weird with the entire screen
    02-12-2019 10:26 PM
  12. barondebxl's Avatar
    I also think that a notch makes more sense than a hole on the screen. At least with the notch there is some sort of symmetry so to speak. With the hole punch it's just there by itself and looks out of place. I do appreciate Samsung for trying something different but in this case it just seems to be different just to avoid the notch.
    02-12-2019 10:37 PM
  13. tcdude's Avatar
    I have mixed emotions about this also but I do know I would have preferred it on the top left or the middle but the middle would seem to much like a notch

    I have to see it in person before I can say I like it or not
    02-12-2019 11:18 PM
  14. Fille84's Avatar
    Notch is looking better.
    02-13-2019 08:15 AM
  15. rushmore's Avatar
    I guess the N10 will have an even bigguh' hole! Samsung in their inner bubble of design self greatness.
    02-13-2019 01:12 PM
  16. jhimmel's Avatar
    Functionally I guess it will work the same - with clock, battery, network, wifi, indicators splitting to either side of it. Not sure how it makes a difference if it's a notch or a hole. Not a fan of either, but I guess if I had to pick one, I'll take the hole. I may just prefer to shrink the screen so it is below the hole with no obstructions - if they give that option (they should).
    02-13-2019 05:29 PM
  17. tcdude's Avatar
    Functionally I guess it will work the same - with clock, battery, network, wifi, indicators splitting to either side of it. Not sure how it makes a difference if it's a notch or a hole. Not a fan of either, but I guess if I had to pick one, I'll take the hole. I may just prefer to shrink the screen so it is below the hole with no obstructions - if they give that option (they should).
    I hope they give us the option to at least we can decide for ourselves
    02-13-2019 06:27 PM
  18. Soylent_Green's Avatar
    I agree 100% I do not want a hole in my screen, this is the first new Samsung phone I am not buying.
    tobegone likes this.
    02-13-2019 07:00 PM
  19. hasasimo's Avatar
    There always seems to be people who are resistant to advancements in design. I'll gladly be hopping on the Infinity-O display train with the S10 before it's the norm. This could end up being the nicest phone design ever for me, from the polished metal chassis (possibly stainless steel) to the always scrumptious Samsung display, this time as bezel-less as they come for popular US flagships.
    Golurk likes this.
    02-15-2019 09:47 PM
  20. joeldf's Avatar
    There always seems to be people who are resistant to advancements in design. I'll gladly be hopping on the Infinity-O display train with the S10 before it's the norm. This could end up being the nicest phone design ever for me, from the polished metal chassis (possibly stainless steel) to the always scrumptious Samsung display, this time as bezel-less as they come for popular US flagships.
    That's not an "advancement in design". It's a stupid choice to fake out the customer into believing the screen is bigger when now you've got what is essentially a permanent group of dead pixels that could have been actual screen area.

    How does it work with a full screen video?
    rushmore and tobegone like this.
    02-15-2019 10:35 PM
  21. hasasimo's Avatar
    That's not an "advancement in design". It's a stupid choice to fake out the customer into believing the screen is bigger when now you've got what is essentially a permanent group of dead pixels that could have been actual screen area.

    How does it work with a full screen video?
    There actually is more viewable display than if there were even bezels on either side of the front-facing camera or a notch. An increase in viewable space is a design advancement because it maximizes screen-to-body ratio.
    02-15-2019 10:58 PM
  22. rushmore's Avatar
    There actually is more viewable display than if there were even bezels on either side of the front-facing camera or a notch. An increase in viewable space is a design advancement because it maximizes screen-to-body ratio.
    Wuh? The view is impeded by the hole. This is akin to having a big a$$ blotch on a monitor or TV. This makes a notch seem visually sane.
    tobegone likes this.
    02-15-2019 11:08 PM
  23. hasasimo's Avatar
    Wuh? The view is impeded by the hole. This is akin to having a big a$$ blotch on a monitor or TV. This makes a notch seem visually sane.
    That's your opinion. The fact is it's another advancement in reducing screen-to-body ratio. If that's a bad thing to you, you're entitled to not like it. I'm all for continued progress in that specific regard.
    103Softail and Golurk like this.
    02-15-2019 11:36 PM
  24. Mooncatt's Avatar
    An increase in viewable space is a design advancement because it maximizes screen-to-body ratio.
    That's similar to the megapixel wars in cameras. More is not always better.
    02-15-2019 11:44 PM
  25. sulla1965's Avatar
    I'll take a hole over a notch every-time.
    02-16-2019 12:09 AM
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