Samsung Galaxy S10 to boast triple-camera setup with super wide-angle lens and telephoto lens

Samsung Galaxy S10 might deliver the best smartphone imaging experience that we have seen yet.

  • Published: August 14, 2018 3:00 PM IST

Samsung launched the Galaxy Note 9 last week as an iterative update to the Galaxy Note 8. The smartphone brings updated features for the S Pen, and a larger battery, but overall it sticks with the design and overall aesthetics of its predecessor. So, it now seems likely that major changes will arrive with the launch of Galaxy S10 early next year.

While there isn’t much details on the next version of Galaxy S flagship, the leaks so far indicate that the Galaxy S10 will come with a triple lens camera system. With Galaxy S10, Samsung is said to follow on the footsteps of Huawei P20 Pro, and add triple lens solution. Now, Korean media reports how the triple lens solution on the Galaxy S10 will work when it becomes official.

According to Korea’s ETNews, the Galaxy S10 will combine the best of smartphone cameras into a single package. It says the triple lens solution will include a main 12-megapixel wide-angle camera, a secondary super wide-angle 16-megapixel camera, and a tertiary 13-megapixel camera acting as a telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom. LG and Motorola are the only smartphone makers currently offering wide-angle camera on their smartphones.

In the case of P20 Pro, Huawei offers a triple camera solution where the main camera is a 40-megapixel wide-angle one, the secondary camera an 8-megapixel telephoto lens, and the third camera is a monochrome sensor tuned to match Leica’s M systems. The approach from Samsung might strike the perfect balance for consumers looking for best of both wide-angle and telephoto lens solution.

If Samsung does implement the triple camera solution, as detailed by ETNews, then it will be one of the best in the business. The dual camera solution offered by Samsung on the Galaxy S9+ and Galaxy Note 9 are already among the best smartphone cameras in the market, and the Galaxy S10 should likely set a new benchmark with triple camera setup.

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While the Galaxy S10 seems likely to get triple camera setup, there are reports of Samsung bringing the tech down to Galaxy A series as well. With the A-series, Samsung is also likely joining the megapixel race and the company is said to offer a 32-megapixel main camera. The secondary cameras are said to use an 8-megapixel and 5-megapixel image sensors. Samsung is reportedly planning to equip both the Galaxy S10 and the Galaxy S10+ with triple camera setup this year. The Galaxy S10 Lite, on the other hand, is said to come with a flat screen, and feature dual rear cameras setup.

Samsung is not alone, the LG V40 is also said to feature triple camera system this year. With V40, LG is said to offer a smartphone wit five cameras: three on the rear, and two on the front. Apple is also said to be planning triple camera system for 2019 iPhone lineup. Huawei pioneered dual camera system, and other companies followed. It now seems that its triple camera system will soon become an industry standard as well.

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  • Published Date: August 14, 2018 3:00 PM IST