Ever since the viral success of the Galaxy series from Samsung, each year users are excited to see what innovation and improvement on hardware and software level does the company hopes to bring. The Galaxy S10 and S10+ from the South Korean tech company are expected to be the first major flagship devices of 2019, and despite months before release, we’ve been hit with a bunch of rumors and expected feature leaks from across the globe.
One of the latest reports coming directly out of South Korea confirms a rumor we’ve covered earlier, which points towards the Galaxy S10+ to be equipped with 5 cameras in total. Based on the reports, it is expected that Samsung will be adding a third camera to the back of the device which will be an “ultra-wide angle lens” camera. The Galaxy S10+ codenamed “Beyond 2” will also be packed with an additional camera at the front, thus making the total number of cameras on the upcoming device to be 5.
While the Huawei P20 has come close with 4 cameras in total, the Galaxy S10+ would essentially be the first Android device in the world to feature a Penta-camera setup. As for the hardware behind the cameras, it is stated that the 12MP wide-angle and 12MP telephoto lens from the current Galaxy S9+ will be carried forward, with the addition of a 16MP ultra-wide angle lens to the back, which is expected to offer an impressive 120-degree FOV (field of view).
The Galaxy A8 is already the first Galaxy device to feature a dual front camera, and the Galaxy S10+ will be joining it. While the Galaxy S10 is also expected to feature a triple-camera hardware system in the rear, the dual front-facing cameras are expected to remain exclusive to the larger Galaxy S10+.
Do you think smartphone cameras are finally breaking the barrier between mainstream and mobile photography, or is Samsung just overdoing it with the Galaxy S10+?