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Galaxy Note 10 Pro might not have dual front cameras, and that’s okay

Earlier this month, Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10 Pro renders showed up for the first time, and they both had one thing in common: A single front camera placed in the center of the display. With the Galaxy S10+ sporting dual front cameras and the Galaxy S10 5G having four, many of us expected the Galaxy Note 10 Pro would have two front cameras at the very least. But it doesn’t look like that will be the case, and that’s probably a good thing.

Why? First off, the pill-shaped dual front camera cutout on the Galaxy S10+ looks rather ugly, and the three-camera setup on the 5G model looks even worse. Secondly, having a second camera doesn’t really make for substantially better bokeh selfies, as we had seen when we compared Live Focus selfies taken with a Galaxy S10e and an S10+. Well, there’s certainly some difference, but it’s not big enough to justify having to bear the sight of that pill-shaped cutout when you’re not taking selfies.

And with the Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10 Pro expected to have centered front camera cutouts, a dual camera setup is out of the question. However, the Galaxy Note 10 5G might have two front cameras, with the second one being a ToF (Time-of-Flight) sensor to enable background blur in videos and augmented reality experiences. At least that’s what we expect, especially after Samsung made a big deal about how 5G speeds will enable consumers to do more with the imaging prowess of the Galaxy S10 5G.

The Galaxy Note 10 is a couple of months away from launch, so it’s possible the actual product won’t be like the one we are seeing in all the leaks that are floating out there right now. But chances of that happening are slim if history is any guide. These leaks and rumors more often than not turn out to be accurate, and the Note 10 Pro is most likely going to have only a single selfie shooter like its less feature-packed sibling.

And that’s okay.

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Biransahin
Biransahin

We may, as a company for the first time ever not order the 8 Note devices we have bought every year since Note 2. The hole in the screen causes problems for our full screen in-house designed engineering and calibration apps that we had updated for the wider Note9 screen. We were looking at modifying them to take account of the side cutout but we’ve stopped as it now might be a hole in the middle, so our apps can’t be changed until we know and then there’s no point as it will take 3 months to fix them, even… Read more »

locarno
locarno

In what company do you working ?

You know that Samsung software allow to cut upper part of display and use it like it is without notch ?

Biransahin
Biransahin

We are a consulting engineering firm and we know how to develop apps for ourselves, we’ve been doing it 8 years. We don’t need amateur advice, but thanks anyway.

locarno
locarno

Ok. But the Note 9 will still be good phone for fee yeras.

Biransahin
Biransahin

Yes, of course it will, but there are tax reasons for yearly upgrades. We get a big tax write off under equipment investment and we can sell the old phones. We end up with the newest technology that costs us virtually nothing in real cash. A 2 year old phone will decrease in tax write off value so it is better that we change every year, if possible.

Jovan97
Jovan97

“We know how to develop app” lol😂 sure…. 3 month for fix it? Okay….funny…

Gunter2
Gunter2

I also develop apps for our business. It can take quite a long time to do when you are busy working at your main job and redesigning something like a schematics app that involves on screen calculations is very difficult. Are you just a child to make such a dumb statement?

90s Baby
90s Baby

if you knew how to develop apps then it wouldn’t take you 3 months to find a workaround

Biransahin
Biransahin

It does actually take a lot of time, and as we try to do it at the same time as our normal work it’s not fast, plus with August and September being holiday time for our staff, it’s logistically difficult.

Gunter2
Gunter2

Are you a 90s baby or just a baby? You obviously know nothing. I develop tech apps for our dental equipment and hand held cat scanning devices. It can take a long time to make changes when you are working on other things. When you are a big boy you will understand. 😉

Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

Isn’t it a waste of company money to upgrade hardware every year? Unless it’s a fashion statement to have the latest.

Biransahin
Biransahin

Obviously you know nothing about running a business. These devices count as investment in new business tools and we have a very substantial tax write off, so we have the newest technology and can sell the old phones. We actually make some money on the transaction.

Gunter2
Gunter2

As a business owner, I can agree. Some people here have no experience of running a business my friend, possibly some are only children or teenagers. When they grow up they will understand.

Biransahin
Biransahin

They probably won’t Gunter, we have brought up a soft generation who know very little about practical things

Gunter2
Gunter2

That’s true. I feel sorry for the future of humanity. Even here at home when we try to recruit new graduates from universities it is more difficult to find good quality smart technically competent people. Some of the comments here really proves the point, though some of them may be only children so we should accept this. 😊

Biransahin
Biransahin

We have a similar problem recruiting engineers from college for junior posts. In the past number of years we have seen a big drop in quality. Some of them even don’t know how to spell, but have a Mech Eng BSc. I think colleges have definitely lowered their standards. Before we could interview 4 people to get 2 good graduates, now we interview 10 to get the same, if we are lucky.

Gunter2
Gunter2

We have a very similar experience and other business owners we deal with also have the same experience. It’s even reflected in the quality of some comments here where people are totally ignorant of practical work situations.

Mario387
Mario387

Bleeh

Great show of adulthood with those comments.
Might be why no real quality candidates would want to apply to work for your business.

Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

Yes it’s true I do not have experience in owning a business and that is fine. I just don’t have exposure of the tax implications. Also I don’t need to own a business to be happy and comfortable in life. Definitely please I do not need to work for a small firm out of a business estate in the middle of nowhere. There are many paths to riches and there are those who has done well from scratch. When you are at the top you don’t need to put people down. People have different perception of success, like some only… Read more »