Samsung is expected to join the dual camera trend this year with its upcoming flagship smartphone, the Galaxy Note 8. However, a Galaxy C series smartphone might beat the Galaxy Note 8 in being the first Samsung smartphone with a dual camera setup. A rough sketch of the alleged Galaxy C10 emerged earlier this month showing the presence of dual cameras on the rear end. A new image has popped up on Weibo which shows the back panel of the alleged Galaxy C10 with the dual camera setup.
The image as spotted by MobileXpose, shows the alleged Galaxy C10 in Rose Gold color and the smartphone is placed in the same way as seen in the aforementioned sketch. However, only the upper half of the back panel is visible. The text in the image reads, “Samsung Galaxy C10, First dual camera smartphone from Samsung”. Portraying the same design as the sketch, the dual cameras are placed vertically with the LED flash in between and the Samsung logo placed below.
Above the camera lens, we can see three antenna lines passing through till the sides. On the right side, the power button is visible. Seeing how there is no presence of a fingerprint sensor on the back, the Galaxy C10 will possibly continue with the physical Home button. This would also double as a fingerprint sensor following the trend in the Galaxy C series lineup.
The design language of the Galaxy C10 is similar to Samsung’s Galaxy C series smartphones. However, the authenticity of the image cannot be confirmed. The Galaxy C series is one ambitious smartphone lineup with the Galaxy C9 Pro being Samsung’s first smartphone with 6GB of RAM. That said, it may not be such a surprise if the alleged Galaxy C10 does become the first smartphone with a dual camera setup. The Galaxy C10 could be accompanied by another variant called the Galaxy C10 Plus and both smartphones are rumored to support Bixby with a dedicated button. ALSO READ: Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will feature a 6.3-inch display, dual-camera setup: Report
According to past rumors, the Galaxy C10 is expected to feature a 6-inch display and loaded with 6GB of RAM. The smartphone is also said to be powered by Qualcomm’s latest 660 SoC which features a 64-bit architecture, with eight Kyro 260 CPU cores clocked at 2.2GHz. This chipset unveiled along with the Snapdragon 630, are for mid-range smartphones. The Snapdragon 660 chipset supports up to two 16-megapixel dual cameras with 4K video recording and playback at 30fps. The Snapdragon 660 chipset has already started shipping which further adds to the possibility of the Galaxy C10 featuring a dual camera setup. ALSO READ: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, 630 chipsets set to make mid-range smartphones interesting
The Galaxy C series which were earlier China-exclusive expanded to the Indian market with the launch of the Galaxy C9 Pro and Galaxy C7 Pro. It is expected that Samsung would launch the Galaxy C10 to India as well, if the smartphone does turn out to be official. ALSO READ: Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro Review: Big screen and reliable performance, but at a very high price