Samsung phone fans are eagerly looking forward to the upcoming release of Samsung’s Galaxy S10 trio, including the top of the range model – the Galaxy S10 Plus. The new smartphone series is expected to be put on display for the first time at the Mobile World Congress 2019 in Barcelona next month. As we get closer to that expo date, additional details of this high-end smartphone are being revealed.
Vision – Dynamic, Private, Detect
The expectations are set high with three new trademarks applicable to these phones – Dynamic Vision, Private Vision and Detect Vision, which Samsung Electronics submitted for patents at the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) last December. The company is working hard on biometrics and eye movement control for the S10 series, and the advanced technology of the camera makes it possible to record videos at a speed up to 2000 frames per second.
Three different sensors will improve face detection – Detect Vision will focus on identifying a person, Private Vision will enable users to secure documents via face recognition, and Dynamic Vision should serve to aid 3D mapping, which will help to improve face detection and secure that technology.
Samsung has used a computer chip from IBM to create a biologically inspired digital eye. Known as TrueNorth, the chip has been integrated into the Dynamic Vision Sensor, and processes video imagery in a different method when compared to traditional digital cameras. “Each pixel operates independently and pipes up only if it needs to report a change in what it’s seeing”, said Eric Ryu, Vice President of Research at Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology.
Cutting-edge model features
The Galaxy S10 Plus is likely to be equipped with a rear triple camera, and a dual in-screen camera on the front, together with an ultrasonic in-display fingerprint scanner. The scanner should be a third-generation ultrasonic application from Qualcomm, with increased reliability and the ability to take 3D pictures. The camera setup enables features such as Optical Zoom, Live Focus and Ultra-Wide portraits. Samsung has requested a number of notable trademarks, and presumably these are camera-related functions for the S10.
It has also been suggested that the Galaxy S10 Plus could debut as a larger offering with a height of 157.7 mm, and a width of 75 mm. The standard model features a 6.44 inch (16.36 cm) display with a screen resolution of 1440 x 2960 pixels, and runs on the Android v9.0 (Pie) operating system. The phone is equipped with a Mali-G76 MP12 GPU for a smooth graphical performance. On board storage is 128 GB, with the option to expand the memory up to 400 GB. The Galaxy S10 could be one of the most expensive series of Samsung smartphones, with the expected price for the premium model well exceeding 1000 USD.