Samsung is likely to consider equipping at least one model from the upcoming Galaxy S10 family with a triple-camera setup, KB Securities analyst Kim Dong-won said earlier this week. The industry watcher estimates the demand for the company’s Galaxy S9 series has been lower than expected, speculating that state of affairs to be directly related to a relative lack of major improvements relative to the Galaxy S8 family. Implementing a three-sensor imaging system into one or more of its 2019 products would hence be an attempt to reinvigorate consumer interest in Samsung-made Android flagships, Mr. Kim believes. For much the same reason, the analyst asserted Samsung is surely already considering equipping its upcoming phablets with 3D cameras akin to those found on the front of Apple’s iPhone X.
Modules capable of delivering depth-mapping solutions have already been reported as one of Samsung’s main focus points, with a number of insiders previously claiming both the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10 Plus will feature such hardware. The Seoul-based original equipment manufacturer is said to have partnered with Israeli startup Mantis Vision to implement 3D cameras into the Galaxy S10-series devices, having supposedly identified a way to do so while avoiding a display notch, a polarizing design cue that many phone makers embraced following last year’s debuts of the Essential PH-1 and iPhone X.
A triple-camera setup would provide Samsung’s future smartphones with more versatility, much like it improved the imaging offerings of Huawei’s P20 Pro flagship which French benchmarking service DxOMark rates as currently the world’s best mobile camera. In a recent interview with AndroidHeadlines, a DxOMark official predicted triple-camera systems will become much more ubiquitous in the mobile industry over the next twelve months and said OEMs have no reason to stop at just three lenses, adding that quadruple-camera setups are certainly coming to smartphones as well. Samsung is expected to announce the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10 Plus early next year, possibly around the time MWC 2019 takes place in Barcelona, Spain.