It appears as though old habits can be difficult to kick. Samsung is a company that rose to the top of the smartphone industry by shamelessly copying every Apple product it could. The company literally wrote the book on copying Apple. And now, it appears as though Samsung is going back to its old playbook by working on a new smartphone design rumored to be Samsung Galaxy S10. They are now blatantly copying even cheap Chinese manufacturers.
Next year will mark the 10-year anniversary for the Samsung Galaxy S series, and we expect it to introduce some big features on the Samsung Galaxy S10. But all we are getting are rumors of copy cats patent registration.
A fresh leak suggests that the smartphone will arrive in three variants, and the most premium variant will sport a triple camera setup at the back, like the Huawei P20 Pro. This new information comes from South Korean publication ETNews, and it claims, the third variant will have a large 6.2-inch display, just like the Samsung Galaxy S9+, with a triple camera lens setup at the back. The report does not give details about the specifications of this triple lens camera but whom they are kidding? what is new and unique in that? other than copying a Chinese giant.
In display finger print sensor:
The South Korean tech aper is considering adding an in-display fingerprint reader to Samsung Galaxy S10 as an alternate authentication method, and besides that, is also looking at a 3D facial scanning technology similar to Apple’s Face ID.
Several other manufacturers, including Xiaomi and Oppo have recently come up with their own versions of this technology. Vivo Nex is also supporting the in-display finger print sensor. Samsung is reportedly working with Israeli firm Mantis Vision to develop its own 3D scanning tech. Phones having this technology are not one or two but plenty including Huawei Mate RS Porsche Design , Vivo X20 Plus UD, Vivo X21, and Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition.
As the rumors go, Samsung is working on a phone that will have screens on both sides, front & back. People working at Let’s Go Digital have found out that Samsung recently filed a patent on technology that would enable it to have dual-sided screens for a smartphone. This tech is also not an innovation researched by the Samsung themselves, there is Meizu Pro 7 and Pro 7 Plus present in market, already supporting the feature. We also had a Yota 2 phone on same concept a few years back.
The problem is Samsung is not only copying giants in their respective regions like Huawei and Xiaomi but also reprinting concept ideas from relatively small sized manufacturers.
Looking at the history of the Samsung, we know they are the champions of implementing others’ ideas smartly but this time we hope they bring something unique and original with their flagship S10.
The report claims they have given the Samsung Galaxy S10 the code-name Beyond in early may this year; it looks like they should have given the name as beyond duplicating Apple, now copying rest.