Samsung is set to launch its flagship Galaxy Note 9 smartphone globally on August 9. The smartphone is not expected to differ much from its predecessor, Galaxy Note 8, and that has probably led to decline in interest. With Galaxy Note 9 not bringing any major changes, Samsung’s next flagship, the Galaxy S10, is being seen to bring design changes and other hardware enhancements.
Former KGI Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has already revealed that Samsung is working on triple lens camera system similar to Huawei P20 Pro for the Galaxy S10. Now, the smartphone has been shown in the form of renders that detail how the camera system will look like. These renders, as reported by Forbes, come from Mobil-Haden and Phone Designer. While these images are not the definitive source for Galaxy S10 design, it does offer a sneak peek into Samsung’s design philosophy.
The renders suggest the Galaxy S10 could be the second device after Huawei P20 Pro to feature a triple camera setup. Interestingly, it seems Samsung will stick with the vertically stacked dual camera system design seen on Galaxy S9+ and add a third lens to the stack. In a way, one can imagine that Samsung is simply replacing the position currently taken by fingerprint sensor on the Galaxy S9+ with a third set of lens.
Kuo claims that Galaxy S10 will be the first Samsung smartphone to feature an in-display fingerprint sensor. These renders from Phone Designer simply imagines the Galaxy S9+ with a triple lens system. Samsung, which believes on the tick-tock refresh cycle, will be two years into the design language first seen with the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ last year.
There is a possibility that Samsung might go for a dramatic redesign including a full display design without a notch or chin. The South Korean smartphone maker is believed to be testing technologies that would let it incorporate front camera and speakers right into the display, which will negate the need for a notch or chin to mount the image sensor. The advanced engineering prowess of the company and development of bendable OLED panels will help Samsung if it adopts an edge-to-edge display design next year.
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In the meanwhile, Samsung is also said to be working on a smartphone with foldable display that is expected to fold vertically. There are also reports of the company merging the Galaxy S and Galaxy Note lineup to have a clear smartphone strategy going forward. We might hear about Samsung’s plans and vision for mobile industry at Galaxy Note 9 launch next month.
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