A new patent of the South Korean giant Samsung is found, according to the new patent the upcoming smartphone from Samsung may have a three-camera setup.
Earlier also, Samsung had unveiled different types of display notches, including the punch-hole design, which became mainstream with the Samsung Galaxy S10 series. Now, the company is expected to go a step further with the upcoming Galaxy S11 lineup.
The patent has been granted to the company by the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) relating to an updated punch-hole design.
The Galaxy S10+ and Galaxy S10 5G launched earlier this year come with dual camera sensors in the punch-hole design so it would make sense for Samsung to increase the number of sensors on next year’s premium devices in order to stay ahead of the competition.
All the existing lineups by Samsung has a regular selfie camera as well as a dedicated depth sensor for improved portrait shots. If the company retains both the sensors, the additional third sensor on the upcoming Galaxy S11 series could be an ultra-wide-angle selfie camera.
It is also possible that the company ditch the dedicated depth sensor and instead opt for two new sensors that work together to achieve some sort of 3D facial recognition system capable, similar to Apple‘s Face ID and Huawei‘s 3D Face Unlock.
From the patent above we also get a hint about thin bezels which makes sense for the next year’s flagship smartphones given that most smartphone makers are now aiming to offer the maximum screen-to-body ratio on their premium devices.
The new design can be expected to arrive in the Galaxy S11+ model while the standard Galaxy S11 will have a dual-camera setup on the front that may incorporate the ultra-wide-angle camera.
As for the smaller and cheaper Galaxy S11e, the phone is expected to stick to a single selfie sensor as its main competition at launch will be the iPhone 11 which also incorporates one front-facing camera.
Please note that there’s no confirmation that the patented design is for the upcoming Galaxy S11 series smartphones. As per the reports, the Samsung Galaxy S11 series will be announced at an Unpacked event on Tuesday, February 18, ahead of MWC 2020.