Samsung Galaxy Note 10 camera details revealed by insider

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 camera details revealed by insider
With the launch of the Galaxy Note 10 rapidly approaching, we're getting a clearer picture of what to expect from Samsung's next flagship through an abundance of leaks. We already know much of the specs of both the base and Note 10 Pro models, and that they will have four main cameras. The Pro is likely getting two front-facing cameras, similar to the Galaxy S10+, while the base model will have a display hole-punch for a single lens.

Back to the rear camera setup, though, as its design and positioning have been debated a lot over the past week. Now, thanks to some new insight from Ice Universe (@UniverseIce), who has a good record for Samsung leaks, we have a much better understanding of how the Galaxy Note 10 camera may look.

Recent leaks have suggested that the Galaxy Note 10 will have a vertical camera bump on its back. If this is really the case, then the camera module is very likely going to be offset to one side. A centered vertical module will take up too much precious space inside the device, which is needed for the rumored bigger battery of the Note 10.

The vertical orientation of the camera was then confirmed independently by Steve Hemmerstoffer (@OnLeaks), who also went on to say that, in his opinion, the camera of the Galaxy Note 10 "looks bad" in comparison to the Note 9. In a separate tweet, another source with a good reputation—Max Weinbach of XDA—went even further by saying"I think the Note 10 Pro is going to look MUCH worse than people think with current concept designs. Like much much worse."

The Galaxy Note 10 may not have a heart rate monitor


In his latest tweet, Ice Universe provides a rudimentary sketch that shows how the Note 10's rear camera may be positioned. What's more interesting, though, is an alleged diagram of the camera module that will be used in the Galaxy Note 10. Using this information, we tried to visualize what the camera may look like:

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 camera concept based on leaked images

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 camera concept based on leaked images


Of course, since we don't have enough information at this point, we tried our best to guess the shape of the bump, as well as the positioning of the flash, which isn't present in the diagram. The sensors to the right of the three main lenses are likely a ToF (time of flight) camera and a flood illuminator. The flash module will likely be soldered onto the motherboard of the device, above or below the ToF camera and the illuminator.

But what about the heart rate sensor? Well, the Galaxy Note 10 may not feature a heart rate monitor at all. Such is the case with the Samsung Galaxy S10+ 5G, with which the Note 10 is expected to share many similarities, camera-wise. Considering the size of the Note 10 and the new design and location of the camera, Samsung may have decided to drop the heart rate sensor for numerous reasons, including to make things less cluttered and free up space.

Following recent rumors that the camera bump of the iPhone 11 may have a rather jarring design, the pieces of information we're learning about the Note 10 are starting to make sense. Having more, bigger, and better cameras in a phone, is making arranging them in a visually appealing way, without interfering with any of the hardware inside, increasingly difficult. Even so, if the latest leak is anything to go by, and the Note 10's camera really ends up looking like this, some people are sure to be disappointed. But what about you? Do you care about the design of the rear camera at all, or are you just concerned with the battery and specs? Drop us a comment below!

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20 Comments

1. User123456789

Posts: 550; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

Looks similar do p30 pro. At least is better than iphone 11s, because it is impossible to look worse than that sore eye.

8. adecvat

Posts: 623; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Yeah, nice iPhone X copycat. But don't worry, Note 11 will be inspired by iPhone 11.

9. Phonehex

Posts: 751; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

Why do you need a flood illuminator on the rear ? That too along with a Tof camera.. I'm confused.

12. dm0905

Posts: 1; Member since: May 28, 2019

Considering Apple has heavily borrowed from Samsung for years and the X even has features they claim are new but were on the Galaxy s6 and 7's. Apple hasn't had an original idea since whats his face died.

2. S4NDY

Posts: 211; Member since: Mar 14, 2016

Lol, Huawei Note 10

4. alanrock

Posts: 258; Member since: Oct 04, 2018

put an Ark OS on this and sell it like hotcakes in China :)

3. Landon

Posts: 1242; Member since: May 07, 2015

Honestly is the camera location and aesthetics that important to most consumers? I think most people care more about the camera being able to take great pictures and videos than what the camera cutout looks like.

5. User123456789

Posts: 550; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

Vertical set up looks much better. Especially when there is no bulge. Cam of 1+ 7 Pro and Xperia 1 look better than LG V50. In the middle looks better too , compared to corner placed.

6. Landon

Posts: 1242; Member since: May 07, 2015

I definitely agree, but I do love how the V50 cameras seamlessly blend into the rest of the back glass. Also, I'd rather have it in the corner if that means a bigger battery.

19. Larry_ThaGr81

Posts: 545; Member since: May 26, 2011

I don't care about the arrangement of the cameras, show me the pictures and videos it produces.

7. ReticentHamster

Posts: 153; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

Actually it doesn't look that bad to me. Though I wish the corners of the camera were less rounded yo match the S-series camera module shape, or the corner radius of the phone itself. Whatever the case, it is rather Huawei-looking ain't it? It almost always happens that these things look ten times better in real life than in renders. I have faith that both this module and the iPhone XI cameras will look better than we think.

10. Xxtoxicskittlexx

Posts: 160; Member since: Jun 11, 2018

I dont think I've ever used the heart rate sensor on camera. I love the render PA posted though.

11. CEDEOTB

Posts: 360; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

This render looks much better.

13. pimpin83z

Posts: 265; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

"I think the Note 10 Pro is going to look MUCH worse than people think with current concept designs. Like much much worse." Welp, my mind is made up on not getting the Note 10 since every time I buy a phone it's 100% based on how the back of the phone looks & nothing else.

14. Godlymansean

Posts: 311; Member since: Apr 14, 2017

Prefer this design, hope it sticks.

15. ex.trimist

Posts: 5; Member since: May 23, 2019

no s**tty exynos version plz. that's what i need.

16. rkoforever90

Posts: 414; Member since: Dec 03, 2011

Personally I don't care how the back looks, but glad that regular note 10 won't have that band aid looking screen cut out that alone concludes my decision to go for the note 10 regular version

17. sissy246

Posts: 6998; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Will still look MUCH MUCH MUCH better then iPhone 11's back cameras.

18. You21

Posts: 1; Member since: May 29, 2019

Hello. What about price of Galaxy note 10 pro 4G ?

20. kevin007in

Posts: 327; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

on the footsteps of HUAWEI. Still the sensor will be smaller on samsung

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