The Samsung Galaxy S10 is shaping up to be something very special indeed. Previously, we’ve heard murmurings of a fingerprint-sensing touchscreen, a truly bezel-free display and a Exynos 9820 CPU featuring a next-gen Mongoose M4 core.
Now we have some equally intriguing news about the camera. If true, it could blow every other smartphone in early 2019 out of the water.
Today’s rumour comes from Korean news site The Bell which has had a pretty good track record with Android leaks. According to its latest report, the Samsung Galaxy S10 will pack in no fewer than five cameras.
To channel Nigel Tufnel from Spinal Tap, this is “one more” than the Huawei P20 Pro. As most of you will recall, that phone recently made headlines for having three rear-facing cameras.
The S10’s camera arrangement will reportedly include a 16-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens with a 120-degree field of view. There will also be two front-facing cameras with the second dedicated to taking selfies in Portrait Mode. The remaining two cameras will presumably be similar to those found on the back of the Galaxy S9.
While some might dismiss multiple cameras as a gimmick, it cannot be denied that they translate to better photography when the manufacturing is sound. The aforementioned Huawei P20 Pro achieved DxOMark’s highest overall score of 109 points and set a new benchmark for smartphone cameras. This was in large part thanks to its innovative triple camera setup.
If you care about phone photography – and these rumours turn out to be true – the Samsung Galaxy S10 is definitely a phone to keep a close eye on. All will likely be revealed at next year’s Mobile World Congress (if not sooner.)