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Although rare, it sometimes does happen that a particular feature or design element of a product becomes so popular that it tends to completely overshadow everything else related to that product.

Something similar has happened in the case of the Samsung Galaxy S10 series, as the devices’ wallpapers are garnering more interest from users. This is apparent if you compare the number of subscribers of r/s10wallpapers with r/galaxys10 on Reddit.

This sub has more users than the actual S10 subreddit
byu/balista_22 inS10wallpapers

While the S10 wallpaper subreddit has close to 20k subscribers, the S10 focused subreddit has only close to 14k subscribers. A major factor that may have contributed to this difference is r/s10wallpapers subreddit is being followed by non-S10 users as well.

I don’t even have an S10 I just enjoy some of the work you guys do

legit love these wallpapers for my non-samsung phone lol

Most people here (including me) probably don’t even own an S10

Same. I’m just here to see how good these wallpapers can be

We, at PiunikaWeb, also enjoy the S10 wallpaper sub on Reddit, so it’s reasonable to understand why so many others are following and contributing to it as well.

In fact, PiunikaWeb was one of the first tech publications to highlight some funny, clever, and interesting Galaxy S10 series wallpapers that embrace the camera cutout design. Since then, we have been expanding our list almost regularly.

Following are some of the recent additions:

Dr. Mario (S10)
by inS10wallpapers

Sloth s10 plus
byu/blvck_african inS10wallpapers

Solar Eclipse for S10e
byu/shmakeshmack inS10wallpapers

Aside from handpicked wallpapers from Reddit, our list also contains wallpapers shared by users on Twitter. For examples, following are a few creations from Twitter user @Mattcabb:

You can check out the complete list by heading here.

Samsung knows S10 wallpapers are trending

The popularity of these camera punch hole hiding wallpapers can also be judged from the fact that even Samsung recently accepted that Galaxy S10 wallpapers are a “thing”.

Hidey Hole app for S10 wallpapers

And if that wasn’t enough, there’s now an S10 wallpapers focused Android app as well. Credits to Chainfire – a senior recognized XDA developer of the SuperSU fame – for coming up with an app named Hidey Hole.

Of course downloading the images manually and setting them as wallpaper is easy, and do you really need yet another wallpaper app? But I personally also like to slightly adjust them. For example, I usually turn down the brightness a bit to make text on the home-/lockscreen better readable, so that feature is in the app. Other adjustments include contrast, blackpoint, and saturation

Here’s what all you can do with this app:

  • Browse holey images
  • Set homescreen / lockscreen / both wallpapers
  • Image adjustments: brightness, contrast, blackpoint, saturation
  • Image scaling: align the image’s hole to your current device (sync hole)

And following are a couple of screenshots the developer shared:



The app is currently in beta phase (check out its Google Play listing here), but should be released soon. Following is the Reddit thread started by the developer just in case you want to know more about the Hidey Hole app:

Hidey Hole - an app for this sub
byu/ChainfireXDA inS10wallpapers

How to hide front camera cut out ring without wallpapers?

While creative wallpapers that hit the limelight after S10 series launch is a popular way to avoid the distraction caused by front camera cut out design, there’s another way in which you can hide the ring or cutout.

It’s through the ‘Hide front camera’ option present in Settings->Display->Full Screen Apps. Enabling this option makes a virtual bezel or a black bar appear on the top.


Image via: Sammobile

Given that the black bar or bezel consumes a significant part of the device’s screen, we personally feel wallpapers is a better way of effectively hiding the camera cutout. But then, opinion and choices vary, so the good thing is there’s this inbuilt option for those who want to go this route.

What do you think about Samsung Galaxy S10 front camera design, as well as the wallpaper trend that has picked up following the launch of these devices? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Himanshu Arora
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My interest in technology and writing started back in 2010. Since then, I have written for many leading publications, including Computerworld, GSMArena, TechSpot, HowtoForge, LinuxJournal, and MakeTechEasier to name a few. Here at PiunikaWeb, I started with covering smartphone related breaking stories as well as some other interesting stuff, but now I have switched over to more of a leadership role. I also take care of several operational aspects of the website. Some of my current responsibilities include business development, and working with Piunika to make sure we’re progressing as envisioned. If you want to get in touch, I am active on LinkedIN, and also available on Twitter/X.

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