The largest Galaxy S10 model may boast a 16-megapixel wide-angle camera

The largest Galaxy S10 model may boast a 16-megapixel wide-angle camera
Samsung Galaxy S9

Following the release of the Huawei P20 Pro earlier this year, recent reports revealed Samsung would adopt a similar strategy by including a new triple camera setup on its largest Galaxy S10 model next year. Despite this revelation, no details regarding the actual sensors were listed. But today, thanks to a newly-released report, this all changes. 

Although the largest smartphone is expected to go on sale under the Galaxy S10 Plus name, Samsung is currently developing the model under the codename “Beyond2.” This device, according to the source, will stick with a main 12-megapixel camera that will retain the same variable-aperture characteristics that were debuted on the Galaxy S9 line earlier this year, thus allowing users to switch between the f/1.5 and f/2.4 apertures depending on the lighting conditions.

Now, in addition to this, it’s claimed that Samsung may take a leaf out of LG’s book by coupling the main sensor with a new 16-megapixel wide-angle camera (123 °) that itself boasts a f/1.9 aperture. Moreover, as is common with these sensors, the report confirms Samsung doesn’t plan to include support for autofocus or optical image stabilization with this sensor. As an added note, the telephoto lens that Samsung has made use of in recent years is expected to make a return once again in the form of a 13-megapixel sensor that boasts an aperture of f/2.4. Presently, though, it’s unclear what level of optical zoom the camera will be capable of achieving.

In terms of the other two smaller models that are codenamed “Beyond0” and “Beyond1,” recent information has revealed that they will ship with a dual-camera setup, something that is backed up by this report. Unlike Samsung’s most recent flagships, though, it’s claimed Samsung will equip them with a secondary wide-angle lens, thus reserving the telephoto camera for the more premium device.

Considering Samsung’s next flagship series isn’t expected to make its debut until February 2019, it’s worth taking these details with a pinch of salt. After all, even if they are accurate right now, the South Korean giant could easily change its plans at any time in the near future.

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13 Comments

1. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Just give us one 20MP 1/1.7 sensor

2. Papa_Ji

Posts: 878; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

The beast....the real 10th anniversary edition

3. dimas

Posts: 3419; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Why do manufacturers keep investing on adding bokeh-assisting lens? Wide angle lens are more useful for casual users.

4. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

I don't like the idea that the bigger model of the same serie is getting the better feature. Why not the same feature for both? And make people choose between big and small according to their preference??

5. TechSceptic

Posts: 1156; Member since: Feb 05, 2018

Samsung were one of the few who offered the same package in the smaller and bigger version for the longest time, but the reason that they don't offer the same features in both is pretty simple. You simply can't fit as much into a smaller phone as you can into a larger phone. Furthermore, there might also be some connection between people who like largers phones and being ready to pay more, while people who prefer smaller phones aren't willing to pay as much.

7. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

S9 has almost 15cm.. There is no excuse about size. Just strategy to lure ppl to buy the most expensive model. If there was a mini version with 13,7cm then I would agree that size can make things hard.

13. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1584; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Impossible to have feature parity when sizes vary, you would need to significantly sacrifice battery to make room for additional hardware in the smaller phone.

6. TechSceptic

Posts: 1156; Member since: Feb 05, 2018

I'm definitely looking forward to this anniversary smartphone from Samsung, it's going to be impressive, if rumors are true. I don't expect anything less from Samsung tho, the first company to bring variable aperture to smartphones.

8. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

It was nokia ( symbiam times)

11. TechSceptic

Posts: 1156; Member since: Feb 05, 2018

Alright then, if you want to be pedantic, then Samsung were the first to do it with smartphones within these last many years.

9. stulla

Posts: 99; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Battery is more important

10. fyah_king unregistered

Yeah, that's I love LG cameras.

12. Furkan

Posts: 552; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

Copying LG l!

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