New Galaxy Note 10 concept render gives life to the rear camera setup; Samsung possibly targeting 90%+ screen-to-body ratio
A new render by the skilled artists at PhoneArena has given life to the recent camera setup diagram posted by Ice universe. According to the source, there will be two vertical arrays offset to the side of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10. The larger arrangement could feature the three main sensors, while a smaller adjacent secondary housing contains other camera-related hardware.
PhoneArena has taken an educated guess at how Samsung might line up the cameras for this twin housing arrangement. The three sensors in the main compartment could consist of the main camera, the wide-angle lens, and the telephoto camera. To the right, the smaller setup may feature a flash, a ToF (Time of Flight) sensor, and a flood illuminator. In terms of camera specifications for the Samsung Galaxy Note 10, they are likely to be similar to those of the premium entries in the Galaxy S10 family. There has been some consternation about the setup, but the render is far from displeasing.
It’s possible the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 will also be able to attract buyers thanks to a huge screen-to-body ratio, depending on what device Ice universe was referring to in his latest ambiguous tweet. After mentioning the screen-to-body ratio of the S10+, the renowned leaker stated “Some phones in the 2H 2019 will break this record, maybe surpassing 100%”. He may have meant the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 10, or he may have been talking about the “creative Samsung smartphone” that will amaze everyone and could be the next Galaxy A flagship.
A curious point in his tweet is the phrase “surpassing 100%”. There has been some discussion about how a smartphone can actually realize this seemingly impossible target. Some believe it means the Samsung Galaxy Note 10, or more likely a revolutionary Galaxy A, will have the screen extending over the edges (perhaps similar in concept to a patent from Xiaomi we reported on in February). However, to reach anywhere near 100% a device would need to have an under-display camera, so this counts the Note 10 and its punch-hole selfie camera out. Others believe the tipster meant “90%”, which seems much more likely, especially as the bar chart he uses to emphasize his point clearly shows 90% as the next big screen-to-body ratio mark for smartphone OEMs to break.