The Galaxy S10 is looking better and better. Leaks have already confirmed that Samsung’s 10th-anniversary handset will benefit from a new design, ’ultrasonic’ in-display reader, faster updates and a true Face ID rival, but there’s more. New information reveals Samsung is planning an upgrade which could reshape the smartphone industry…
The ever-reliable ET News reports Samsung will launch the Galaxy S10 with a total of five cameras. There will be a pair on the front, which is something we have seen before, but the trio on the back is where the interest lies. Why? Because they won’t operate like anything we have seen before.
The Galaxy S10 will be Samsung’s most ambitious smartphone in years. Concept pictured.Concept Creator
What Samsung plans is to complement a (heavily upgraded) primary 12-megapixel camera with a 13-megapixel telephoto lens offering 3x optical zoom, and a 16-megapixel wide-angle lens with a 123-degree field of view (FOV). This latter feature has been used by LG in a dual camera array instead of an optical zoom, but no company has managed to include all three options. As such it has the potential to give Samsung a major differentiator.
But this do-it-all approach comes with problems.
ET News says sourcing the additional modules, and a total of five per phone, is providing a challenge. Consequently, Samsung is likely to limit this functionality to just one Galaxy S10 model, the top of the range Galaxy S10+ which could top $1,000. A limited edition 5G-equipped Galaxy S10+ will be even more expensive.
Galaxy S10 triple camera conceptConcept Creator
That said, it is clear Samsung is looking to pull out all the stops for its 10th-anniversary and the core Galaxy S10 features read like a wishlist fans have been requesting for years.
Furthermore, the news also comes at a good time given the Samsung recently admitted its even more radical (but even more expensive) folding Galaxy F has been delayed yet again…
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