Galaxy S10 is expected to be unveiled by Samsung at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona next year and has been heavily rumoured to bring a number of substantial changes to the product line.
Unlike previous S-devices that have typically arrived in standard and “+” variants, the Galaxy S10 has been predicted to come in at least three models.
The first two are anticipated to be the normal and larger varieties fans have come to expect, but the third could be a more affordable version of the hardware.
Bloomberg recently insisted the cheaper variant of the S10 will forgo a number of features in order to reduce its price tag overall.
The most notable of these was said to be any kind of curvature on the phone’s display, meaning the more affordable S10 could have a flat OLED screen.
A more recent report from the Wall Street Journal has claimed a fourth version of the Galaxy S10 is in the works and features six cameras overall, a gargantuan 6.7-inch display and is capable of delivering 5G network speeds.
The outlet stated such a device was “top secret” and could also possess the ability to wirelessly charge other devices that are placed on its rear.
Such functionality first debuted on the Huawei Mate 20 Pro that released back in October.
Different versions of the Galaxy S10 have been rumoured to feature different camera systems.
A recent report from Sam Mobile insisted the cheapest version of the Galaxy S10 could arrive with only a single camera on its rear while the standard Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+ would tout two and three sensors respectively.
The Galaxy S10+ was said to arrive with a 12-megapixel main sensor that features Samsung’s signature variable aperture technology that first debuted on the Galaxy S9.
Furthermore it was also said to arrive with a 16-megapixel wide-angle sensor with a 123-degree field of view and a 13-megapixel telephoto sensor.
Such speculation has now been heightened by the emergence of new a software trick in Samsung’s newest Android 9 Pie beta.
The South Korean tech giant has introduced a new feature dubbed “ultra wide lens correction” that prevents photos taken with a greater field of view from being distorted, as noted by Sam Mobile.
Typically, wide-angle sensors can distort the edges of images taken, giving them a fisheye aesthetic.
However, Samsung’s new feature seems set to alleviate such an issue by slightly cropping the image once it has been taken.
The feature made its way to the camera application on both the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy Note 9 that are running the latest Android 9 Pie beta from the tech firm.
Because such a feature is not relevant to the camera systems present on either flagship, it has seemingly increased the possibility of the Galaxy S10 having a wide-angle lens that does make use of such a function.
Wide-angle sensors have long been a staple of LG smartphones but Huawei has also adopted such a sensor with its new Mate 20 Pro device.
In fact, the wide-angle has become a hugely-popular feature with owners of the handset, including us here at Express.co.uk.
Published at Thu, 13 Dec 2018 09:29:00 +0000