The S10 will be the successor to the Galaxy S9 Image: Twitter
It might have barely been a week since the Samsung Galaxy S9 and the Samsung Galaxy S9+ officially went up for sale, but rumour mills have already started spinning full force regarding their successor — the Galaxy S10. The next generation of the Samsung Galaxy S10 is expected to be launched around March next year.
According to reports from South Korean news outlet The Bell, an Israeli startup called Mantis Vision is currently working in collaboration with camera module firm Namuga on 3D-sensing camera solutions for Samsung, which will likely feature in future Galaxy S smartphones.
Numega is known to be a camera module supplier for Samsung and also develops 3D-sensing modules for Intel's RealSense AR cameras, while Mantis Vision mostly works with cutting-edge 3D-mapping features. The combination hints towards the inclusion of a 3D-sensing camera in the lines of the iPhone X's front camera in the next Galaxy S flagship.
Samsung was expected to incorporate a 3D-sensing capable camera in this year's Samsung Galaxy S9, but opted against it in the end and instead decided to focus on general camera performance. The S9 and S9+ are still capable of facial recognition and face-scanning features like AR-emoji but none are equipped with true 3D-sensing technology like the iPhone X.
However, seems like the South Korean giant might be ready to bridge the gap with the S10. Another feature the S10 will reportedly adopt is the under-the-screen fingerprint sensor, which debuted with the Vivo X20 UD and is expected to make an appearance in the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S.
Another leak suggests the Samsung Galaxy S10 maybe the first Samsung device to come with next-gen 5G connectivity. Samsung is also expected to better their current screen-to-body ratio to provide a much more immersive display.