Galaxy Note10 Won't Use Best Samsung Camera Sensor Yet

According to a new report from a well-known tipster, the Galaxy Note10 will not feature Samsung’s brand new camera sensor. Ice Universe has shared this info via Twitter, basically denying some rumors that suggested this sensor may be a part of the Galaxy Note10 series.

That is pretty much all the info that Ice Universe shared, though do keep in mind that previous information claimed that the Galaxy Note10 will not include the same setup as the Galaxy S10 series. The Galaxy Note10 is expected to ship with a more powerful camera setup, in other words, better sensors, at least the main one on the back.

That being said, the sensor Samsung announced yesterday does seem to be quite compelling. The company unveiled a 64-megapixel ISOCELL Bright GW1 sensor, which comes with 0.8um pixels. Samsung also announced a 48-megapixel ISOCELL Bright GM2 sensor, but the 64-megapixel unit managed to take the spotlight.

The company’s new 64-megapixel sensor comes with pixel-merging Tetracell technology, and uses a remosaic algorithm. This sensor is capable of producing bright 16-megapixel images in low-light environments, claims the company. The sensor also supports real-time high dynamic range (HDR) of up to 100dB.

Samsung did say that this sensor is currently sampling, and that it is expected to go into mass production in the second half of the year. We still do not know when in the second half, though, so it is not surprising that the Galaxy Note10 will not include it, not surprising at all. Samsung does need some time to test the sensor it plans to include in a phone, and optimize it for every device, so it probably gave up on this sensor as it won’t have the necessary time to do that.

The Galaxy Note10 series is expected to arrive in August, a year after the Galaxy Note9 arrived. Rumors are saying that the company will announce four smartphones as part of the Galaxy Note10 lineup, two variants of the Galaxy Note10, and two of the Galaxy Note10 Pro.

This may sound rather confusing to some of you, so let us explain. The Galaxy Note10 and Note10 Pro are rumored to launch in both 4G and 5G variants, which will result in four phones overall.

Both devices are rumored to arrive with a display camera hole, like the Galaxy S10 series. The two phones will differ from the Galaxy S10 series in terms of the design, though, but will still be made out of metal and glass.

The Galaxy Note10 Pro is expected to include a larger display than the Galaxy Note10, while both phones will arrive in Exynos 9820 and Snapdragon 855 variants. The availability of these devices will be market-dependent, of course, same as with the Galaxy S10 series.

Samsung will utilize its Dynamic AMOLED display on both devices, while Android 9 Pie will come pre-installed on these phones, along with Samsung’s One UI Android overlay. Many more Galaxy Note10 rumors and leaks are expected to arrive, as we’re still about three months away from their announcement, presuming they will launch in August, of course.

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