AJ Styles, 12 Oct 2018Cheap phone? DonÂ’t mind if I do hahaFor Samsung, £600 is still cheap for them. XD
Anonymous, 12 Oct 2018Telephoto cam - check
Wideangle cam - check
Bokeh cam - check
SuperAMOLED widescreen with N... morePlease erase those "checks" on three additional cameras. They're straight trash. Only the main camera performs well.
Overall, a gimmicky camera smartphone but it's promising phone to say cause maybe one of the S10 series will use this one.
Light L16 already has 16 cameras. This new Samsung phone does not surprised me anymore.
Telephoto cam - check
Wideangle cam - check
Bokeh cam - check
SuperAMOLED widescreen with NO notch and NO curve - check and check!
i am not a physicist nor a photographer, but i could understand the need for several cameras. smartphone cameras are limited that they have to have specific functions and so would require several optics when cramming photography features. the culprit would be the oem's preceived customer need for thinner and thinner smartphones. light needs room to travel and only proper cameras can do that, with its variable aperture and focal length. yes, software can do wonders as demonstrated by google in their pixel phones, but then there is no better alternative to the real information for specific feature provided by the camera with that specific function. yes again, the information from those several camera are stitched into the final picture ultimately by software, but at least the software had the actual information it needed to stitch into the picture and not have to apply algorithm to alter a single information coming from a single camera. see, in photography it is better to take several pictures with different settings/effects than take a single picture and edit it to the desired effect; that's what software do when you only have one camera- take one picture and edit it to the desired effect. remember the light camera- the one with 16 lenses in one body? that could be where we are headed if we, customers, require dslr-like photography in our smartphones.
Sorry, but this is nothing but gimmicky.
If you need to have 4 rear cameras to achieve what 1 or 2 can do, then it's obvious that your hardware and/or software sucks badly. Just look at Google Pixel series, all they need is one rear camera to do things what 2 or 3 cameras can do.
robert, 11 Oct 2018Sony has to be milking this camera sensor craze, went from making money on one sensor per phon... moreDont hold your breath on that!Only main camera might be Sony,the other ones are probably made by Samsung themself.And even if they are not,there is a couple more manufacturers that produce dirt cheap CMOS for the gazilion tons electronic trash that comes from China every year.
To be honest,am not very sure even for the main cam,it very well couldve been Samsung again.
Reality, 11 Oct 2018I am so angry. I want to fight with them. They remove IOS camera, waterproof IP68 rating, fa... moreSamsung already tried smart cameras. Phones sold better, so they killed the camera again.
This is getting out of hands. What is the point of depth sensor when there are literally three other sensors?
Anonymous, 11 Oct 2018The article ends with "Pricing is yet to be detailed". Where did you get the price from?Price is £549. Eek! Expensive AF!
Spoiler alert: only the main camera performs well. The other 3? Trash. Straight trash.
Walter C. Dornez, 11 Oct 2018Hmm, I get what you are saying, but I'd say let's reserve judgement until we get an in depth r... moreThat's fine by me. I wouldn't keep my expectations high though. The cameras is probably the only section where mid-ranges are truly behind flagships. If they start putting flagship grade cameras on mid-rangers, then most people would stop buying flagships...
Aside from cameras, mid-rangers these days are very good for everyday use. They may lag behind in benchmarks, but they perform absolutely fine in real-world performance. These days they come in premium designs and glass/metal builds too, and with additional features like a headphone jack, SD slot, etc... You get what I'm saying.
This is a competition of how many camera you can put on your device
Nicknam, 11 Oct 2018Why they used Snapdragon 660 instead of Snapdragon 845? SD 800-series has much better ISP th... moreBecause then, it wouldn't be a mid range but a flagship, and they clearly want to differentiate A from S and Note.
Why they used Snapdragon 660 instead of Snapdragon 845? SD 800-series has much better ISP than 600-series.
Pocophone is much cheaper and it has SD845.