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Controversial main camera setup design has cast a cloud over the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 but there is a silver lining

New concept design of the alleged Samsung Galaxy Note 10 main camera setup. (Image source: Twitter/9TechEleven)
New concept design of the alleged Samsung Galaxy Note 10 main camera setup. (Image source: Twitter/9TechEleven)
A new leak about the Samsung Galaxy Note 10’s rear-facing main camera array has some comparing the design with both the Huawei P30 Pro and the Samsung Galaxy S9+. Surprisingly, the supposed camera alignment for the upcoming Note 10 phablet has not been universally praised, with some even opining that Samsung is copying Apple’s plans for the iPhone XI.

The latest snippet of information about the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 has been met with a lukewarm response, if the comments made to Ice universe’s relevant tweet represent an accurate snapshot. The tipster has got hold of a couple of images, apparently from Weibo, which seem to show how the rear-facing main camera alignment for the Note 10 is going to look.

Where many were already starting to expect either a vertical arrangement of four lenses in the center (impractical for the components) or to the side, it now appears Samsung has decided to opt for a vertical triple camera setup with something similar to the “exclamation mark”-shaped housing to the side for an additional sensor and/or an LED flash. Of course, there are already some up in arms about how this is basically ripping off the design of the Huawei P30 Pro, which has immediately led some to the conclusion that Samsung is out of ideas and the Galaxy Note 10 is already dead in the water.

Even if this is the path Samsung picks for the Galaxy Note 10, which seems likely considering the two significant images Ice universe shared (see below) along with a picture of Da Vinci, the South Korean manufacturer can’t really be accused of copying one of its fiercest rivals. Samsung had already used a similar design for the main camera of the Galaxy S9+ that consists of a vertical dual lens setup next to an LED flash. For those accusing Samsung of emulating the apparent plans Apple has for the iPhone 11 (or XI), it’s unlikely the former will use such a polarizing square housing.

It may not be as aesthetically pleasing as some had counted on, and it does seem to confirm that Ice universe’s previous cryptic comment about the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 being “symmetrical” was only referring to the front of the device. However, the more practically minded users out there have focused on the fact that Samsung’s solution will leave more space in the interior for better components, such as a higher-capacity battery. So there could be a silver lining to this Galaxy Note 10-shaped cloud after all.

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Main camera diagram. (Image source: Twitter/Ice universe)
Main camera diagram. (Image source: Twitter/Ice universe)
Rear case render. (Image source: Twitter/Ice universe)
Rear case render. (Image source: Twitter/Ice universe)
Concept design based on latest rumor. (Image source: Twitter/9TechEleven)
Concept design based on latest rumor. (Image source: Twitter/9TechEleven)
Another design based on latest rumor. (Image source: Twitter/Juno)
Another design based on latest rumor. (Image source: Twitter/Juno)

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Daniel R Deakin, 2019-05-28 (Update: 2019-05-28)