Although users of the Galaxy S10 series have been waiting for a long time, the stable version of the One UI 3.0 update based on Android 11 has finally been pushed for this Samsung flagship. The update is currently being rolled out for the Galaxy S10e and Galaxy S10 5G in Switzerland, and the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+ should also be added soon.
However, a recent report regarding this update is not entirely pleasing. According to reports, the One UI 3 update comes with an issue. There are reports that users can no longer hide the front camera after updating.
In 2019, the Galaxy S10 series used the punch-hole design for the front camera for the first time. Because not everyone likes the “punch-hole”, Samsung has built a special feature in the One UI software: hiding the camera cutout.
This feature allows the phone to have a thick top bezel thus concealing the punch-hole camera. Apparently, some users prefer a thick top-bezel to a punch-hole design. Since then, this feature is always available for One UI.
The One UI 2.x version comes with this feature too. However, in One UI 3 on top of Android 11, this feature is no longer available. Not only did the feature disappear from the settings, Samsung even deleted all descriptions of the feature from its user manual.
It is not clear whether Samsung’s purpose of removing this feature means that the under-screen camera is coming soon. Although there have been some complaints, Samsung is yet to release an official statement in this regard.
We will continue to keep a tab on the developments regarding the One UI 3 update. It is currently rolling out to some Galaxy S10 series in different parts of the world. If you are having problems with hiding the punch-hole, you do not need to panic, your device is fine.