Already some time ago, there were reports in the network saying that Samsung is preparing next year 3 variants of the Galaxy S10, one of which will be equipped with a camera with 3 lenses. However, until now it was not known how Samsung intends to use the third lens. That was until recently. Last leaks about the Galaxy S10 reveal some interesting details about the sensors used in each of the cameras.
Double cameras have come to the world of smartphones for good. Currently, almost every manufacturer has a flagship with two lenses in its offer, and some try to smuggle this solution also to medium-range devices. Producers of smartphones have long noticed that for their customers the most important is a good quality camera and a large and clear display. Therefore, no one is surprised by such a strategy. Especially that many users do not understand that a good quality camera with a single lens can take better pictures than a smartphone equipped with two lower-class sensors. Some people simply assume that a larger number of lenses means a better quality of the photo. However, some smartphone manufacturers, such as Samsung, have quite an interesting approach to this topic.
The Samsung Galaxy S10 with 3 lenses is not a copy of the Huawei P20 Pro
The Huawei P20 Pro has 3 lenses on the back. The first one has a matrix with a resolution of 40 Mpix. However, such high resolution causes problems related to the noise visible in poorly lit photos. Therefore, Huawei added a second matrix with a resolution of 12 Mpix, which makes black and white photos. Both lenses have the same field of view, so the composition of two shots taken with these dies allows for a significant improvement in the quality of the picture. The third lens with a resolution of 8 Mpix provides 3x zoom.
Samsung has a completely different approach to 3 lenses, which will be in one of the Galaxy S10 variants. The first of them is very well-known to owners of the Galaxy S9. Of course, this is a 12 megapixel camera with variable iris (modes F1.5 and F2.4). The second one is to be a wide-angle lens (123 °) with a matrix of 16 Mpix and a shutter F1,9. Both cameras will be equipped with models named Beyond0 and Beyond1. This means that a dual camera will also come to the usual Galaxy S10. However, the already mentioned third lens will be in the Beyond2 model. It will be a snapshot with a 13 Mpix matrix and a F2.4 shutter. Its task is to provide optical zoom. At the end it is worth noting that the new wide-angle camera has two drawbacks, Unfortunately, this solution is devoid of autofocus and optical image stabilization.