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Samsung embraces the Galaxy S10 camera cutout with new custom wallpapers

We were all a bit skeptical when Samsung started talking about the "Infinity-O" display tech last year. As expected, the Galaxy S10 family sports a hole in the display for the front-facing cameras. At first, Samsung sought to downplay the holes, but now it's getting with the trend of wallpapers that work with the cutout.

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The Galaxy S10 can't tell when it's in your pocket, keeps waking the screen

All but the earliest Android phones have had proximity sensors to turn the screen off when you're on a call or drop the device in your pocket. For all the fancy premium features in the new Samsung Galaxy S10 family, they don't seem to use the proximity sensor correctly. Owners across the internet are complaining of accidental touches while the phone is in a pocket, which shouldn't happen on a budget phone, let alone one that costs as much as $1,000.

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Samsung Galaxy S10 face unlock can be fooled by a photo, video, or even your sister

Samsung's latest Galaxy S10 might be our favorite phone right now, but you might want to be a little bit careful when it comes to setting up lockscreen security on it. Right now, you can fool it with a video of yourself played back on another phone, or even just a photo. In at least one case, even siblings have been able to trick it.

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Galaxy S10 leaves pre-order today, here's how you can get a deal on one

Samsung's latest Galaxy S10 series went from pre-order to regular-order today, eliminating the wait associated with picking one up. Sadly, you'll also lose out on pre-order Galaxy Buds freebie. Several existing offers through US carriers have persisted, though, and we've checked the details on the different promotions currently available and compiled them here.

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The Samsung Galaxy S10e, S10, and S10+ launch today

If you've got $1,000 burning a hole in your pocket, you're in luck. Samsung's latest smartphones are launching today. You can mosey down to your local carrier store or electronics retailer and buy a Samsung Galaxy S10e, S10, or S10+. You can also order them online for shipping in (probably) a couple of days.

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Galaxy S10+, S10, and S10e buyer's guide: Choosing the right Samsung phone in 2019

Every year, Samsung unleashes a new lineup of Galaxy S smartphones, and 2019 is no different. The Galaxy S10 family is here (you can buy them direct from Samsung, by the way). This isn't a review, and it isn't a list of specifications compared in a table: it's just about helping you (or, for our AP die-hards, maybe a friend or family member) decide which of Samsung's three newest phones is the best choice for you - and making it relatively simple to do so. So, what are the key differences that you should consider when deciding between the Galaxy S10+, S10, and S10e?

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The Galaxy S10, S10+, and S10e are getting day-one updates to improve the camera and fingerprint reader

The Samsung Galaxy S10 isn't even technically available yet, but carriers have confirmed a day-one update will be waiting for early adopters. Support documents from T-Mobile and Verizon detail the update, but presumably all versions of the Galaxy S10 family will get the same OTA out of the box.

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Those perfect Galaxy S10/S10+ hole-punch wallpapers have their own subreddit now

Samsung has begun shipping its Galaxy S10 family of devices in several countries around the world, which means that many users are now getting to unwrap their shiny new phone, set it up, and gawk at its gorgeous Super AMOLED display... save for that little hole-punch (or two) in the top right corner. But fans can be tenacious and enterprising; you give them an ugly eyesore and they transform it into pure art. Case in point: someone started making a few hole-punch embracing wallpapers that strategically place objects with dark circles right where the cutout is supposed to be. And now there's an entire subreddit dedicated to that.

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The Galaxy S10 gets an even worse iFixit repairability score than the S9, now has a soldered charging port

As phones get more advanced and more densely packed with tech, their construction becomes less conducive to user serviceability. That continues to be true with Samsung's new Galaxy S10, which the prolific device disassemblers at iFixit have picked apart and given a score of 3 out of 10 for repairability.

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[Update: S10e now $650, S10+ now $900] Dual-SIM Galaxy S10, S10+, and S10e models are already discounted on eBay

It's no secret that flagship phone values drop like rocks. None of the Galaxy S10 models have even hit store shelves in the United States yet, and yet international dual-SIM models are already being discounted on eBay. The S10 is available for $799.99 ($100 off), the S10+ for $955.87 ($44 off), and the S10e for $679.99 ($70 off).

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