Samsung, Apple and LG flagships' camera game to step up drastically in 2019

The video above shows an artist's rendering of the expected Galaxy S10 trio of phones
It was two Chinese companies that unveiled pioneering triple-lens and 3D-sensing rear phone cameras with Huawei's P20 Pro, and the Oppo R17 Pro, respectively, but next year all major phone manufacturers will follow suit. This claim comes courtesy of Korean media reports that cite camera component industry insiders who are evidently happy about the extra business this trend will bring.

Both LG Innotek and Samsung Electro-Mechanics, the camera sensor divisions, are expected to get an influx of orders as the respective companies' flagships are going to be equipped with tri-camera setups, tip the insiders. According to Kim Ji-san, an analyst from Kiwoom Investment & Securities:

The triple-camera revolution that started with the P20 Pro will continue as soon as the last quarter of this year, with the LG V40 expected to sport five cameras in total. That goes for the midrange Galaxy A-series, too, which this year will be announced as the first Samsung phones with triple cameras. This is in line with Samsung's newly-minted strategy to combat the smartphone market stagnation by introducing some high-end features to its cheaper midrange lines. The triple-lens torch will be carried over by the Galaxy S10 early next year, tip analysts, at least its most high-end version.

The Galaxy S10 is supposed to land the Holy Grail of lens technologies in one handset - a main 12 wide-angle camera, a super wide-angle 16MP one, and a 13 MP telephoto cam for what will likely be at least 3x optical zoom efforts.

Apple, on the other hand, is expected to usher in the mass adoption of 3D-sensing cameras with its high-end 2019 iPhone model. That extra iPhone camera won't only serve photographic duties, as in Samsung or LG's handsets, but bring a shift to augmented reality and gesture navigation shenanigans. In any case, camera component makers are gearing up for orders bonanza, says said Park Hyeong-woo, an analyst from Shinhan Investment:

source: TheInvestor



1. Avieshek unregistered

Would prefer 48MP Sony sensor with active-software and variable aperture instead of triclops of succesive madness.

3. Consumer2

Posts: 161; Member since: Jul 24, 2018

I agree with You but this must combined with a big Battery for flagship models and pro series, at least 5000 mAh

2. Consumer2

Posts: 161; Member since: Jul 24, 2018

Put 100 cameras in the phone, If you don't put A big battery, at least 5000mAh forget big Sales. One quality camera with Big Battery is super Enough. Sony phone sales are dead. Samsung and LG Put cameras from Sony So the Sony Staying alive, Because her phones are for Garbage.

13. drunkenjay

Posts: 1697; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

it's funny how you never post on apple articles. you are pretty much an apple fanboy acting like a "consumer".

4. panrt321

Posts: 100; Member since: Aug 23, 2018

Only LG Best dual Camera, And this year with best triple Camera, Samsung copy LG.

5. Whitedot

Posts: 833; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

Software is the key.

6. Venom

Posts: 3732; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I agree. That's why the Pixel phones are the best when it comes to cameras in phones. Nothing can compare to the software processing that's found on the Pixel phones.

8. Whitedot

Posts: 833; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

Pixel phones is a living prove, indeed. Single camera does wonders.

7. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

The 48MP imx586 is 1/2". Probably no more than 12% bigger than one Samsung is using now. And this sensor does not have RAM inside. OP6t is a candidate to have it.

12. CreativeCreature

Posts: 4; Member since: Jul 21, 2018

If Google we're to follow this trend, on top of their software it would be game over.

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