Samsung Galaxy S10 5G will reportedly have TOF camera and ceramic back

“Samsung Galaxy S10 5G model will reportedly have TOF 3D depth sensing camera system on the front and back and said to come in Black and White ceramic finishes”

Rumours about the Samsung Galaxy S10 are flying thick and fast even though the launch event is still nearly four months away. The latest bits of information now concern the 5G model of the smartphone, which is said to launch a month after the standard variant and shed light on new features the handset could pack. The Galaxy S10 5G model — reportedly being developed under the codename Beyond X — is now said to feature a Time of Flight (TOF) camera as well as ceramic back panel.

Vivo TOF 3D face ID technology
Vivo’s TOF 3D module

Starting with the TOF camera, a report by South Korea-based ET News claims that both the front and rear cameras of the Galaxy S10 5G variant will employ the tech. A TOF camera allows for 3D object recognition using a sensor to throw light at an object and then detecting the time taken for the light to reflect back to the sensor. Vivo had demonstrated a TOF module on a prototype unit a few months ago, claiming it is more accurate than Apple’s TrueDepth system.

The ET News report says that the TOF tech Samsung is developing can be used in the selfie camera for face recognition to unlock the handset as well as to create Animoji-like characters. The TOF module on the back, on the other hand, will have applications in the virtual reality and augmented reality fields. Moreover, it says that Galaxy A models will also receive the feature, though no models have been mention of it yet. Apple is also expected to use TOF tech in the next-generation iPhones, though renowned analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says it will not be launched with the 2019 iPhone models.


Moving on to the ceramic back panel, SamMobile says Samsung is working on the finish to give a premium feel to its next flagship. However, the ceramic back panel may be limited to top-end Galaxy S10 512GB variant, it says. Moreover, only Black and White colour options are mentioned for this finish.

Recent reports have claimed that Galaxy S10 Lite, Galaxy S10, and Galaxy S10 Plus models will be launched in February 2019, while Galaxy S10 5G variant will be unveiled in March alongside the foldable phone. It is also said to have a larger 6.7-inch display compared to the 5.8-inch screen of the Galaxy S10 Lite and Galaxy S10 and the the 6.4-inch panel of the Galaxy S10 Plus.

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Samsung Galaxy S10 Specifications
Octa core (2.73 GHz, Dual Core + 2.31 GHz, Dual core + 1.95 GHz, Quad core)
Samsung Exynos 9 Octa
6.1 inches (15.49 cm)
1440x3040 px, 551 PPI
Dynamic AMOLED
12 MP + 12 MP + 16 MP Triple Primary Cameras
LED Flash
10 MP Front Camera
3400 mAh
Fast Charging
USB Type-C port
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Ravi leads the news team at 91mobiles and has been working in the field for almost 7 years, with stints at NDTV Gadgets and TOI Tech. When not busy with the daily grind of news, he can be found engrossed in manga or listening to The Beatles.
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