Samsung Galaxy Note 10 may be Samsung's first button-less phone

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Now that the Samsung Galaxy S10 is old news the rumours are building regarding Samsung’s next unreleased flagship, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.

We have heard earlier that the handset will have a 6.6-inch screen with 4K resolution, be 5G enabled and had a quad-camera system.

Now the usually reliable Economic Times of Korea reports the device could have a new twist – it could be Samsung’s first button-less handset.

They report the power and volume buttons are heading for the trash heap and that force touch sensors by NDT may replace them.

“NDT is a manufacturer of keyless modules that use ForceTouch sensors to recognize the force of pressing,” said an industry observer.

Button-less designs are a new trend amongst mostly concept phones in Asia, but has not yet seen volume production by anyone with the scale of Samsung.

Samsung reportedly believes the absence of buttons will allow for a smooth design and a feeling of unity and note that the replacement of the fingerprint sensor with an in-display version also helped with this.  In addition, ETNews speculate that the Infinity-O hole may also be history soon, to be replaced with a true below-screen invisible camera, rendering a device much like the concept above.

We should know more as the leaks increase close to the date, with the device, codenamed  “Da Vinci”, expected to hit the market sometime in August.


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