The Samsung loyalists can cheer as the company is all set to introduce new models later this year. This will be visible with the advent of August when we can expect the advanced model of Galaxy Note 10 hitting the shelves. The Note 10 Plus and the Note 10 5G will most likely have a ToF (Time-of-Flight) camera, just like the one launched earlier this year. Galaxy S10 5G. Several trademarks are now being registered by Samsung for this 3D camera function.
Samsung DepthVision Lens
Samsung Electronics filed a trademark in the UK on June 28, 2019, with the IPO (Intellectual Property Office for the name DepthVision Lens. The application was filed by Fieldfisher from London. This company registered the name XCover FieldPro last week on behalf of Samsung.
The trademark is categorized as Class 9, with the description; ‘camera for smartphones; camera for generating virtual 3D images; lens for smartphone camera ‘.
The name DepthVision Lens, therefore, seems to refer to a ToF (Time-of-Flight) camera, or a depth camera. A week ago, Samsung also recorded the name Make & Play 3D, which seems to indicate that the ToF camera on the Galaxy Note 10 will have new functionality compared to the S10 5G model.
The two most advanced Note models are again likely to be equipped with a four-fold camera, including a 3D ToF camera. The cheaper models have three cameras at the rear, here the ToF camera will be missing.
Last month there was also a rumor that the camera of the Note 10 will have three variable aperture settings. With the S10 series, this is limited to two steps; f / 1.5 and f / 2.4. An extra step seems to be added, f / 1.8. Ideal for taking sharp portrait photos with a blurred background, but this extra step can also be useful in poor light conditions.
On August 7, 2019, the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked Event is scheduled in New York, then the Korean manufacturer will reveal all details regarding its new Note 10 smartphone series. The high-end smartphones will probably also be offered immediately via a pre-order, although the 5G models may be launched at a later time.