We’re a good nine or 10 months away from the unveiling of the Samsung Galaxy S10, but that hasn’t stopped the rumours flying. The latest one concerns the display: according to whispers online, the S10 will have the sharpest screen of any phone around.
How sharp? It’s said to be above 600dpi resolution. As a comparison, the Galaxy S9 has a screen resolution of 570dpi, the S9 Plus 529ppi and the iPhone X 458ppi. A glossy magazine is printed at 300dpi.
The rumour comes from Twitter tipster Ice universe, who has a pretty good track record of getting these rumours right.
The same tipster recently said the S10’s Infinity Display would have a screen-to-body ratio of 93 per cent – that’s almost 10 per cent higher than the S8 and S9’s 83.6 per cent.
Which would mean the S10 is pretty much all-screen. Certainly no bad thing, especially if the screen is as high resolution as rumoured.
By comparison, the iPhone X has a screen-to-body ratio of 82.9 per cent.
Ice universe had some more to say about the S10, too. In Europe, it will come with a refreshed Samsung Exynos chipset, while in the US it will boast Qualcomm’s upcoming Snapdragon 855.
There will be no difference between the two in terms of power and storage though, with both touting 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage.
Earlier in the week, we reported that the S10 will be Samsung’s first phone with the fingerprint reader built into the screen. Samsung’s handsets currently feature it around the back, so an in-screen sensor would break with tradition.
Apple was rumoured to be putting the fingerprint sensor in the screen for the iPhone X, but this reportedly proved too tricky to implement.
The S10 isn’t due for release until next spring. Expect plenty more rumours before then.