Galaxy S10's triple camera specs leak, а Holy Grail of lens combos

The video above shows an artist's rendering of the expected Galaxy S10 trio of phones

The Galaxy S10 is widely expected (pun intended) to sport three cameras on the back, and today Korean media reiterates this notion by hashing out the exact sensor resolution of its triple-camera set. We say pun intended because the 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.

Given Samsung's track record with cell phone cameras lately, we'd expect this combo to blow anything out of the water next year, but Samsung has another surprise in store for us, tip sources from the sensor supply chain. In fact, not only the flagship Galaxy S line will sport a triple camera set, but the upper midrangers from the A-series will do as well, and those are the ones that might be announced earliest, in the December-January period, as usual.

Unfortunately, Samsung has reportedly decided to chase the megapixel race on the A-line, rather than undermine the S-line. It may go as high as a 32MP main camera, says the source, adding a second 8MP, and another 5MP sidekick, but it's not specified if these will be telephoto or wide-angle sets on the A-series. The insiders reiterate that Samsung has decided to equip both the S10 and S10+ with triple cameras, while the S10 Lite with the rumored flat screen, will make do with "just" two, so sad. 

In addition, the LG V40 will allegedly also sport a tri-camera set, with two front-facing cameras, just like the upcoming A-series, where one of the front sensors may go as high as 40MP, from the current 24MP one. Thus, next year is shaping up to be the era when penta-camera phones enter the fray en masse, more so that Apple's 2019 iPhone(s) are also expected to be equipped with triple camera sets. 

In fact, Samsung says in its earnings conference call that it expects triple cameras on 10% of smartphones next year, bringing "differentiated features such as optical zoom, ultra wide angle and ultra-low light shooting." Word. The camera folks at Huawei must be "smh" right now, given that they pioneered the trend with the P20 Pro earlier this year, but rest assured that they are prepping something similar for the Mate 20 Pro as well.

source: ETNews (translated)

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Galaxy S10
  • Display 6.1" 1440 x 3040 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 10 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Octa-core, 2840 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3400 mAh

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32 Comments

1. Consumer2

Posts: 161; Member since: Jul 24, 2018

The problem for samsung is the overpriced phones and the useless batteries ( Not even one day, where other manufacturers last 2 and 3 days in the mid range and flagship class)

23. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

List of those phones that last 2 and 3 days. You have proof of that.

32. Einstein333

Posts: 146; Member since: May 22, 2012

My huawei p20 pro always lasts for two days, much longer than my girlfriends note 8, no comparison! And I use it quite often!

2. mikedemoda

Posts: 129; Member since: Mar 19, 2010

despite I love the P20 Pro camera zooming capabilities, the only triple camera set-up worth the wait will be next year's iPhone

13. DRS1977

Posts: 679; Member since: May 27, 2015

Wrong, Android phones surpassed the iPhones camera a long time ago.

27. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Did iPhone ever get 1st place on DxO?

5. efhals

Posts: 13; Member since: May 19, 2016

I'm most excited with V40.

8. Consumer2

Posts: 161; Member since: Jul 24, 2018

In GSMARENA samsung paid money so no negative posts to be posted, because the same article is published in lots of tech sites.

9. Consumer2

Posts: 161; Member since: Jul 24, 2018

If I am right or wrong, Look up the sales for samsung galaxy S9 and now for the new Note 9.

14. DRS1977

Posts: 679; Member since: May 27, 2015

You can't afford either, no need to to be a sore loser about it.

25. basher

Posts: 114; Member since: Sep 20, 2015

Still, the S9 line is the best selling Android smartphone this year. Where is the flop?

12. geordie8t1

Posts: 314; Member since: Nov 16, 2015

The note 9 hasnt even been tested yet under daily conditions so why bi*tch about s10 battery life, when its not even a confirmed device yet, no reason to suspect that at least 1 of the s10 models wont get a 4000mAh battery which should make it at the very least as capable as the note 9 and probably better performing

15. Consumer2

Posts: 161; Member since: Jul 24, 2018

Samsung’s Feeling The Heat From Xiaomi And Huawei As Its De-Facto Head Shakes Up Management

16. Consumer2

Posts: 161; Member since: Jul 24, 2018

Recently, a report that Apple’s iPhone 8 had managed to outsell Samsung’s Galaxy S9 made headlines. It once again confirmed a longstanding market trend, that Samsung simply can not compete with Apple when it comes to high-end devices.

17. Consumer2

Posts: 161; Member since: Jul 24, 2018

Samsung Will Take On Xiaomi And Huawei’s Growing Smartphone Popularity By Focusing On Its Lower And Middle Tier Mobile Gadgets As Senior Executive Returns To Lead Global Hardware Development

18. Consumer2

Posts: 161; Member since: Jul 24, 2018

for Mid Range and flagships. The only way for Samsung to make it is this three sectors : competitive prices ( this is not happening now) Big batteries ( especially in the mid range class 4000mAh has Xiamomi, Samsung must be inovative and introduce 5000 mAh batteries for mid range and for flagships bigger) and lust but not least memory sector ( 6 GB and 64 ram for midrage and for flagships 8/128 GB ram this is the basic configurations) If she do all that, sales will be explode, if not will continue to follow Samsung Galaxy S9. sales.

19. Consumer2

Posts: 161; Member since: Jul 24, 2018

Super

20. willywanta

Posts: 502; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Do we really need 3 cameras? Human only have 2 eyes btw unless you want a complex eyes like bees.

21. iushnt

Posts: 3160; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

We probably need coz the phones lenses are not as advanced as human eyes. End nothing wrong with technology progress.

24. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

I do agree, the Pixel already proved one camera is all you need. Even though Samsung flagship phones and iPhones take great photos the Pixel takes great photos with one.

30. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

It use 3 cameras because each have different focal length (ultra-wide, normal, and zoom), while your eyes can't do that.. And bees eyes is just primitive, it's just slightly different from the ancient dragonfly from dinosaur's era. each lens have 1 cone, and no rods, in total it have

22. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

I suppose the telephoto will be 52mm again. That is why the portraits sucks. It should be 100mm at least.

26. redmd

Posts: 1949; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

So Samsung didn't run on the megapickle race and decided to run on the multi camera race. Interesting. For me a single camera that can do great shots on various occasions is all I need. By the way, Samsung needs to look on their metering issues. I have S9+.

31. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

They choose to stay on 12MP, but keep pushing the pixel's size..

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