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The Samsung Galaxy S and Note series are usually known to have the best smartphone cameras next to the iPhone, but in recent years this convention has been overturned, not only because Apple’s cameras have been stagnant, but also due to rapid hardware innovation by the likes to Huawei and software innovations by Google.
Samsung has been trying to fight back, with an improved Night Mode on their cameras for example, and a dual-aperture camera in the Samsung Galaxy S10.
Now regular Samsung leaker Ice Universe has revealed that Samsung is taking it to the next level with the Note 10, with a 3 stage variable aperture camera.
Samsung China engineers said that the Note10 camera will use a three-stage variable aperture: F1.5/F1.8/F2.4
— ICE UNIVERSE (@UniverseIce) June 20, 2019
The main camera in the S10 offers f/1.5 + f/2.4, while the Note 10 is said to offer an additional F1.8 step in between. That means that the camera won’t necessarily be able to handle darker or lighter scenes than the S10, but will have more options to handle situations well in-between, bringing it closer to an actual continuously variable aperture in a real DSLR.
In addition to an innovative camera, the Note 10 series is expected to feature 25w fast charging port, UFS 3.0 storage, 12MP primary, 12MP telephoto and a 16MP ultra wide-angle lens in the Pro model, fingerprint reader, and 4,170mAh battery. The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 will come with the Exynos 9825 processor coupled with 12GB of RAM. You’ll get two see two different screen sizes; 6.8-inch Dynamic AMOLED for the Pro model, while the regular Galaxy Note10 will offer a 6.4-inch display and no 3.5mm headphone jack. It is expected to feature super-thin bezels and Sound on Display technology.
We should know the truth soon enough as the Note 10 is expected to launch in 6 weeks on the 7th August.