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Galaxy S10 To Come With ‘Artistic Live Focus’ And Fast Charging

Samsung Galaxy S10 Artistic Live Focus Fast Charging
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Samsung’s much-hyped Galaxy S10 flagship is just a few months away. Numerous leaks in the last few weeks have given us a sneak peek into its storage options, UK pricing, design, and screen sizes. Fresh leaks suggest the device will get an artsy camera mode and fast charging capabilities. Citing sources familiar with the matter, sources told Galaxy Club that the Galaxy S10 would boast a new ‘Artistic Live Focus’ feature.

Artistic Live Focus, Bright Night modes coming with Galaxy S10

The Korean electronics behemoth has been consistently improving the camera capabilities on its mid-range and premium smartphones. It recently launched the Galaxy A9 with four rear cameras. The rumor mill suggests at least one of the Galaxy S10 variants will get a triple camera setup on the back. Adding more lenses is not the only way Samsung will improve the Galaxy S10 camera. The company will add new modes and settings to step up the game, and ‘Artistic Live Focus’ will be one of them.

According to Galaxy Club, the Artistic Live Focus will allow you to create digital animations. It will also add special effects to your photos. The current Samsung flagships come with something called Live Focus mode that lets users take portrait images with blurred backgrounds, which you can customize further after clicking the picture.

The Artistic Live Focus is not the only new camera mode headed for the S10. XDA Developers reports that Samsung is working on a Bright Night mode that would be similar to Google Pixel 3’s Night Sight photography. XDA Developers found evidence in the OneUI beta code that Bright Night will take multiple photos and combine them into one bright picture with much more detail than a typical low-light image. It relies on computation photography rather than LED flash.

Samsung needs to enhance the camera capabilities on its flagship phones as devices from Huawei, Xiaomi, Apple, and Google have taken smartphone photography to a whole new level. The S10 will run Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 processor, which will also offer improvements to image processing.

Samsung’s 15W charger ‘will become history’

The often reliable Twitter tipster Ice Universe said in a tweet that the current 15W fast charging technology on Samsung devices “will become history.” We were expecting Samsung to improve its fast charging technology with the Galaxy S10 because its current tech lags far behind devices from Huawei and other Chinese vendors. The Korean company is said to be working on a new fast charging technology that could debut with the Galaxy S10.

Ice Universe didn’t mention the wattage of the new charger. It will be interesting to see whether Samsung will bundle the new fast charging adapters with Galaxy S10 or sell them separately. Huawei offers up to 40W fast charging on its devices. According to TechRadar, the latest Qualcomm wireless charging technology used by Samsung supports up to 27W of charging.

A Galaxy S10 screen protector leaked earlier suggested that the phone would have an Infinity-O display with almost no bezels at the top. There will still be a slight chin at the bottom. To accommodate the front camera, Samsung will create a punch hole near the top-right corner of the display. It means the company is not going to adopt an iPhone X-like notch. According to XDA Developers, the upcoming phone will create a halo effect around the front camera cutout. It will be more like a visual gimmick that would let you know where to look when using the selfie camera.

Ice Universe has revealed that Samsung would launch four different variants of the Galaxy S10. The S10 Lite would feature a 5.75-inch display while the standard Galaxy S10 would get a 6.11-inch Super AMOLED Infinity-O display. The S10 Plus is going to feature a 6.44-inch display. There will also be a 5G variant of the phone with a monstrous 6.66-inch screen. Later in 2019, Samsung would launch the Galaxy Note 10 with an even bigger 6.75-inch screen, claims the tipster.

The Korean company is expected to unveil the Galaxy S10 at an Unpacked event ahead of the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in February. The device will reportedly go on sale in the first half of March, though pre-orders would go live right after the unveiling in February. The S10 would run Samsung’s new OneUI on top of Android Pie.

Separately, SamMobile reports that Samsung is also working on a new smartwatch that would succeed the Gear Sport. The new smartwatch with model number SM-R500 is being developed under the code name ‘Pulse.” It will reportedly run Samsung’s custom Tizen software.