Samsung Galaxy Note 5G Will Have A 3D Camera For Depth Sensing
Samsung is bracing for the launch of its latest smartphone lineup which will be called the Galaxy Note 10. The upcoming handset lineup will be revealed on the 7th of August at the Galaxy Unpacked event which is set to take place in New York. Unlike past iterations, the upcoming device will be available in four variants which will allegedly be called the Galaxy Note 10e, Galaxy Note 10+, Galaxy Note 10 5g and standard Galaxy Note 10.
A month before the official launch, a distinguishing camera feature of the high-end Galaxy Note 5G has been revealed by freshly granted trademark. The said trademark is filed with UK IPO (Intelectual Property Office) under the category 9 which associates with “camera for generating virtual 3D images“. This suggests that the Galaxy Note 5G will incorporate a ToF (Time Of Flight) camera sensor which was last seen on the Galaxy s10 5G.
For users who are unaware, A ToF camera uses infrared light (lasers invisible to human eyes) to determine depth information. The ToF sensor emits a light signal, which hits the subject and returns to the sensor. The time it takes to bounce back is then measured and provides depth mapping capabilities on any device incorporating them. This is somewhat similar to how a bat senses its surroundings with the help of ultrasonic sound.
The ToF sensors can capture up to 160fps (frames per second), therefore modern day smartphones that support live background blur feature, especially while capturing videos can largely benefit from this type of sensor.
Besides, another notable feature that the camera on the Galaxy Note 10 5G is reported to have is a variable aperture which was first seen with the Galaxy S10. However, the upcoming device will support three different stops, which is a step up from Galaxy S10 5G’s two f stops. The variable aperture on the Galaxy S10 supports f/1.5 and f/2.4, while the Note 10 5G will also support an additional f/1.8. The variable aperture settings can be used to capture high-quality images in underexposed or overexposed (too dark or too bright) lighting conditions. In a scenario with too less light, the aperture can be set to the lowest setting f/1.5 and vice versa.
- Chipset: Snapdragon 855, Exynos 9820 (region dependent)
- Display: 6.7 inch, Super AMOLED, Punch Hole
- RAM: upto 12 GB
- ROM: upto 1 TB
- Camera: 12 MP + 12 MP + 16 MP + ToF 3D Camera
- Battery: 4,500 mAh
To get exact details and price of the Galaxy Note 10 lineup including the 5G variant, we will have to wait patiently as the smartphones are set to launch early next month.