Samsung Galaxy S10 screen set to smoke both the Galaxy S9 and iPhone X

S10 screen to bring better resolution and that much hyped in-screen fingerprint reader

Samsung Galaxy S10 screen

The upcoming Samsung Galaxy S10 is going to feature a pretty special screen, if a trio of recent tweets by prolific leaker Ice Universe turn out to be correct.

Most recently, Ice universe tweeted that the S10 screen is rumoured to "exceed 600 ppi". That beats the Samsung Galaxy S9, which has a resolution of 570 ppi. And it smokes the iPhone X, which has a screen resolution of 458 ppi.

No wonder Samsung has given its new phone the codename Beyond.

While impressive, that doesn't make it a 4K screen: assuming the Galaxy S10 has the same-sized screen as the S9 – 5.8" – then it would need to run resolution of 760 ppi. Coincidentally, that's exactly the screen size and pixel density that you'll find on the 4K Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium.

Not only will the S10 screen be higher resolution, but Ice Universe previously tweeted that the handset will feature a screen-to-body ratio of 93 percent. That's an improvement on the Galaxy S9, which has a screen-to-body ratio of 83.6 percent. 

Those bezels are shrinking with every new Galaxy, it seems.

Finally, it's looking increasingly likely that the Galaxy S10 will be Samsung's first phone to feature an in-screen fingerprint reader, after a Ice Universe tweeted that the much-hyped tech won't make it to the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. 

"It is almost certain that Note9 has no FOD [Fingerprint-reader On Display]", read the tweet. Until this point there had been much speculation as to whether the tech would arrive with the Note 9, which is likely to launch this August.

We're expecting the Galaxy S10 to be announced on Sunday 24 February 2019 at Mobile World Congress.

In the meantime, head over to our Samsung Galaxy S10 leaks and rumours page to keep up-to-date with what we know about the new handset so far.

Paul Douglas
Global Digital Editorial Strategy Director, Future

Paul started his career in publishing 25 years ago, working on a print magazine that consisted mainly of website listings because Google had not yet been invented. He worked in print for over 10 years on various computing titles including .net magazine and the Official Windows Magazine before moving to TechRadar.com in 2008, eventually becoming Global Editor-in-Chief for the brand, overseeing teams in the US, UK and Australia. Following that, Paul has been Global Editor-in-Chief of BikeRadar and T3 (not at the same time) and later Content Director working on T3, TechRadar and Tom's Guide. In 2021, Paul also worked on the launches of FitandWell.com and PetsRadar. Paul is currently Global Digital Editorial Strategy Director at Future.