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Galaxy Note 10 to feature an improved telephoto/zoom camera?

The Galaxy Note 10 could bring an important upgrade to the telephoto camera that we’ve been seeing on every Galaxy flagship since the Galaxy Note 8. The Note 10 and Note 10+ will reportedly have an F2.1 telephoto lens instead of an F2.4 lens that Samsung has been using all this time, which means we could see notably improved low-light performance in the 2x zoom photos that the telephoto camera makes possible.

More importantly, the Note 10 and Note 10+ most likely won’t have to depend on digital zoom with the primary 12MP camera in low-light conditions. Yes, your Galaxy Note 8, S9, Note 9, or Galaxy S10 don’t always use the telephoto lens when you tap that zoom button in the camera app. They simply switch to digital zoom with the main camera when there’s not enough light, as the F2.4 aperture of the telephoto lens is simply too small to be of much use in such situations.

In layman terms, the aperture is the opening through which light enters the lens, and a higher aperture number is equal to a narrower lens opening, and vice versa. And with an aperture of F2.1, the telephoto camera will be slightly better than the ultra-wide camera (which is reportedly retaining its F2.2 aperture) in low-light conditions. The wider aperture should also enable the use of Night mode with the telephoto camera, allowing for more detail and brighter pictures; the front camera is rumored to be getting Night mode support as well.

The three-stage aperture for the primary camera, a wider aperture for the telephoto camera, and the addition of an ultra-wide camera will make the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ excellent upgrades in the imaging department for owners of Galaxy flagships from before the Galaxy S10. It would even give Galaxy Note 9 owners good reason to make the switch to a Note 10 or Note 10+, as long as they can look past some of the limitations the new Notes will bring along.

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mtbrown262626
mtbrown262626

I’m kind of hoping to have at least three times optical soon and and internal storage must be 515GB especially if there is no SD card slot otherwise I might just keep my note 9.

locarno
locarno

” Yes, your Galaxy Note 8, S9, Note 9, or Galaxy S10 don’t always use the telephoto lens when you tap that zoom button in the camera app.”

How do you know ?

“The wider aperture should also enable the use of Night mode with the telephoto camera, allowing for more detail and brighter pictures;”

We can’t use now Night mode with telephoto lens ?

kav946
kav946

The note 9 will become the new Note 4… you know, the one with the feature no one can live without, except Samsung changed/removed it (in the case of the Note 4 it was the removable battery).

I was concerned about the removal of the 3.5 mm jack, but I finally discovered true wireless headphones don’t think I could go back to using wired headphones. I also noticed that my 256gb SD card has about 15gb of photos on it… and that’s all. So the deal-breaker features, for me at least, are not a big deal.

preime101
preime101

so what would you do if you want to use in-flight entertainment? just endure the abysmal supplied headphones?

Hambone01
Hambone01

This is why I don’t understand leakers like Ice Universe saying there are “no camera updates” and making false claims

DaVinciDevice
DaVinciDevice

Why Galaxy S9 worth it upgrade to Note10, but on the other hand is not worth to Note9 upgrade to Note10? Camera on Note9 and S9 is quite similar.