When it launched the Galaxy S9 earlier this year, Samsung said that it was no longer obsessed with being the first in the world to introduce new technologies to market. That’s probably why we have yet to see the company come out with a device that has an in-display fingerprint sensor or a triple-camera at the back, something that Chinese smartphone manufacturers have already done.
Samsung said that it made this decision to ensure that it can guarantee the best possible user experience with a new technology. So instead of being the first, it would much rather wait and perfect the technology before rolling it out. It appears that Samsung now has that level of confidence in its triple-camera system because a new report claims that the Galaxy S10 will feature three rear-facing cameras.
Galaxy S10 triple-camera system
Huawei captured the world’s attention with the P20 Pro recently. The handset has three cameras at the back to offer “master level” photography features to users. It features a 40-megapixel primary sensor coupled with an 8-megapixel secondary sensor as well as a 20-megapixel monochrome sensor. All three feature Optical Image Stabilization. They are larger scale sensors which means that the pixels are larger and thus capture more light which results in improved image quality.
KB Securities analyst Kim Dong-won predicts that the Galaxy S10 is also going to feature three rear-facing cameras in addition to a 3D sensor as Samsung seeks to pull out all the stops for its 10th anniversary flagship. The report doesn’t mention the technical specifications of this triple-camera system that the company is believed to have developed for the Galaxy S10.
With the next-generation iPhone X due in the second half of this year also expected to feature a triple-camera system, it wouldn’t surprise anyone if Samsung did jump on this bandwagon. The camera is often one of the main factors that customers consider when they purchase a new smartphone and Samsung has so far done a good job of holding its own in the segment. With the industry now appearing to opt for triple-camera systems for flagship smartphones, it would be natural for Samsung to go in that direction as well.