Samsung Galaxy Note10 tipped to come with a three-stage variable aperture

Sagar, 20 June 2019

Samsung has been equipping its flagships with variable aperture since the Galaxy S9 series debuted early last year. This allowed the cameras to improve sharpness in good light, while retaining great low-light performance. Well now, the company is said to take a step further by introducing a three-stage variable aperture on the Galaxy Note10.

This information comes to us through industry tipster Ice universe who said that the Galaxy Note10's camera will use a three-stage F1.5/F1.8/F2.4 variable aperture. For comparison, the Samsung flagships so far can only do F1.5 and F2.4.

The F/1.5 aperture should be useful when you are taking photos in dim conditions, as it will allow more light to pass through, thus resulting in a brighter image. This will also let you capture photos with a shallower depth of field.

Galaxy Note10 Pro (left), Galaxy Note10 (right)

The F/2.4 aperture, on the other hand, should produce sharper images with larger depth of field in bright conditions.

By offering a three-stage aperture with F/1.8 in the middle, Samsung probably wants to give more flexibility to the users.

Samsung is said to launch two phones of the Note10 series on August 7 - the vanilla Note10 and the Pro variant. It's currently unclear if both the models will get three-stage variable aperture, or whether it will be restricted to the Pro version.

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Reader comments

  • fizz
  • 25 Jun 2019
  • myy

im not sold on samsungs variable aperture for the note 10 im disappointed. i think they should go for the larger sensor like most manufactures .i wont be surprised if there is hardly any difference from the s10 plus and wont be as good as pixel or hu...

  • Anonymous
  • 24 Jun 2019
  • Fnk

Exactly an old Xperia...

Put a high mp sensor and let it do its oversamling to produce great quality lower mp shots like hwawei. Nobody cares about variable apertures in phones. The s9 shown no difference using both apertures in good light. The only difference it would make ...

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