Following in the footsteps of Huawei, Samsung is gearing up to present a triple-camera setup for the first time on its flagship smartphones which is expected to debut with the Galaxy S10. While Samsung has already unveiled the Galaxy A7 (2018) with three cameras at the back, the S10 will something that will match the current imaging frontrunner which is the Huawei P20 Pro.
The latest leak as spotted first by SamMobile reveals that the Galaxy S10 will come with a regular primary sensor paired with an ultra wide angle lens and a telephoto camera, different from the setup on the Huawei device. The main camera will be flaunted by a 12MP sensor of 1.4µm pixels and variable aperture that switches back and forth between f/2.4 and f/1.5.
The main camera is flanked by a 16MP ultra wide angle lens that has a field of view of 123 degrees, 1.0µm pixel size and can shoot pictures at a fixed aperture of f/1.9. There’s a third 13MP telephoto camera sensor that offers a similar spec sheet like the one on the Galaxy S9+ with a 45-degree field of view and 1.0µm pixel size.
Samsung will offer optical image stabilisation in its main sensor as well as the zoom lens since the latter needs it more than the wide angle lens. The wide angle lens also doesn’t autofocus since it’ll be set to infinite focus, unlike the main and telephoto sensors.
Samsung’s take on triple camera imaging appears to be quite different to the one on the Huawei P20 Pro. The Huawei device at its launch featured a 40-megapixel main lens which already beats the Galaxy S10 on sheer image quality. The P20 Pro was further accompanied by a 20MP monochrome lens with OIS and Laser autofocus and coupled with an 8MP f/2.4 telephoto camera.
The leaked image also reveals that the upcoming Samsung flagship is currently codenamed as “Beyond”. We can expect several version of the Galaxy S10 and the triple camera setup could arrive for the priciest one of the lot with an in-display fingerprint scanner also on the cards.