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Mobile Photograph – Leaks appear on Samsung S10 specs

With three and four rear cameras already featuring on high-end smartphones it’s perhaps not out of the question that rumoured Samsung Galaxy S10 will feature three cameras. At least that’s the verdict according to the twitter user, Evan Blass, a well-known and, more to the point, usually well-informed individual with the handle @evleaks.

Blass is also tipping what he calls a “Punch hole – style sefie cam” relating it to the Infinity O display screen showcased at the Sumsung developers’ conference in San Franciso on November 7. Shown alongside two display concepts featuring a U and V shaped notch, the O-display drew attention for it’s unique circular cut-out within the display, off to one-side and close to the top but away from the device’s bezel. It is believed that the camera could be embedded within the cut-out. A fourth display was shown with no visible notch or selfie camera. 

With the already announced Galaxay A9 featuring three cameras plus a fourth assistive camera used for depth estimation, the triple camera set-up doesn’t sound exactly ground-breaking; which is something we’ve come to expect from Samsung’s S-level devices. Nevertheless, the O-display, on-screen finger-print scanner, single UI over Android Pie all sound entirely credible, and highly desirable even. Perhaps there will be three or four variants using the different display designs. What is surprising is no word on the fate of the headphone socket. 

Kevin Carter is Head of Technical Hardware for as well as ED of Digital Journal of Photography (DJP). Not one to sit still for long, Kevin is also a Professional Photographer and Technical Editor/Lens Guru for a number of technology and photography titles. These include the British Journal of Photography, Professional Photographer, Digital Photo Pro, DSLR User, Digital Photographer, CNET UK, PhotographyBLOG, MacUser and PC PRO, as well as PC Format and MacFormat, among others. Recently he became the Lead Technical Editor for DxOMark.