Samsung Galaxy Note 10 To Pack In A Time Of Flight Sensor
It has been revealed that Korean electronics giant Samsung may launch its latest flagship smartphone; the Galaxy Note 10 on the 7th of August. While there is still considerable time before the handset is officially unveiled, a few key details about the device have already been leaked. Now, fresh reports claim that Samsung has filed a trademark which confirms the presence of a Time of Flight (ToF) sensor in the upcoming smartphone.
Galaxy Note 10 ToF sensor
Samsung Electronics filed a trademark with the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) on the 20th of June 2019. It was registered under the name Make & Play 3D and was submitted by an intermediary company named Abril Abogados from Madrid, Spain. This company has often acted on behalf of Samsung, so the connection makes sense. The description under the trademark mentions camera module for smartphones and ToF camera for smartphones. It all but confirms the presence of the sensor in at least one variant of the Galaxy Note 10; rumoured to be called the Galaxy Note 10 Pro.
A Time of Flight (ToF) sensor as rumoured on the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 is generally used for depth mapping and AI features in smartphones. The sensor is also seen in handsets like the Huawei P30 Pro and LG G8. Even Samsung has used a ToF sensor in its Galaxy S10 5G; which was launched back in the month of February. The naming Make and Play 3D suggests the upcoming flagship device may utilise the camera module for AR purposes. It may sport a feature similar to Google Pixel’s Playground wherein users can put objects in real time using their camera. Unfortunately, more details like the price and specifications of the Galaxy Note 10 remains shrouded in mystery. But one can expect them to be revealed as we move closer to the August launch date.