A new Galaxy S10 rumor has popped up in South Korea claiming that the upcoming device might feature a triple-camera setup on its back. A triple-camera setup is something that Huawei has done with the P20 Pro and it looks like Samsung wants to replicate the success of the device. "Samsung, which has a lower-than-expected demand for its latest Galaxy S9 lineup, will consider to equip its next premium phone with the triple cameras and a 3-D sensor to reinvigorate its smartphone business," KB Securities analyst Kim Dong-won said, according to The Investor. The analyst also believes that Samsung wants to bring triple cameras to the Galaxy S10 because the "iPhone X Plus" might also feature a similar setup when it launches in 2019. If true, Samsung wants to overtake Apple when it comes to including a triple-camera setup on one of its phones.
Although both share a lot of the same features, like a display notch, the Huawei P20 stands out with the inclusion of a triple-camera setup on its back. The Huawei P20 features a 5.9-inch LCD display, while the P20 Pro comes with a slightly bigger 6.3-inch OLED display. Both have the same screen resolution of 2,240 x 1,080 and a tall aspect ratio of 18.7:9. Since Apple popularized the notch with the iPhone X, Huawei is following suit by putting smaller notches on both the P20 and P20 Pro. The difference here however is that users can "remove" the notch through software.
Triple-camera smartphones are officially the new normal. Samsung has unveiled the mid-range Galaxy A7 with three cameras at the rear: an 8-megapixel shooter with an ultra-wide 120 degree lens, a 24-megapixel main camera, and a "depth" lens to give you out-of-focus bokeh effects. The cameras use Samsung's Intelligent Scene Optimizer, which figures out what you're shooting and adjusts the contrast, brightness and color to optimize image quality. The front camera is no slouch either, featuring 24-megapixel resolution, an adjustable LED flash and the "Selfie Focus" effect that brings bokeh to your self-portraits. The A7 packs a large 6-inch 1,080 x 2,220 Super AMOLED screen, which is nice for a mid-range smartphone.
The Huawei P20 Pro is the first smartphone to feature three cameras on its back. A new rumor claims that Apple is planning to bring the same camera technology to its future iPhones. An analyst believes that Apple will include a triple-camera system in one of its iPhones next year. Yuanta Securities Investment Consulting Co. analyst Jeff Pu believes that Apple will likely launch an iPhone with triple cameras in the "second half of next year." Unfortunately, no other details were given on the specifications or capabilities of the triple-camera system of the 2019 iPhone.
Following the teaser from mid-January, today Oppo held an event just ahead of MWC to talk more about its upcoming 10x "lossless" camera zoom technology. This will still be enabled by a triple-camera module, but now we know that from top to bottom, it'll start with a 48-megapixel high-resolution main camera, followed by a 120-degree ultra-wide camera and a stealthy periscopic telephoto camera. Together, these cameras cover a range of 16mm to 160mm, hence the 10x zoom rating. As mentioned last time, both the main camera and the telephoto camera come with optical image stabilization, and today we were told that the latter has a stabilization accuracy of up to 0.001445 degrees -- apparently a 73-percent improvement over its 5x zoom counterpart, which is much welcomed. Oppo is also quite proud of the fact that it's managed to keep this triple-camera module to just 6.76mm thick, while also limiting its volume by packaging the autofocus motors for the top two cameras into one space.