Samsung has recently shipped some devices with vertical rear camera setups. The devices include the Galaxy A9 which is the world’s first smartphone with a quad camera system at the back. It was expected that perhaps this orientation will be used for the Galaxy S10’s camera set up as well but a new report suggested that Samsung will opt for the horizontal orientation.
The information comes from a Twitter leakster based in China who has been right on some accounts in the past. It wouldn’t be the first time that Samsung will adopt a horizontal layout for the rear cameras. We already see this on the Galaxy Note 9.
Why would Samsung opt for this? It’s said that the company has made this decision due to battery considerations. A horizontal layout apparently frees up additional space which makes it possible to put in a bigger battery.
With some reports suggesting that at least one Galaxy S10 variant could have a battery as big as 4,000mAh, Samsung would certainly need to free up more space inside the device to fit a big battery.
This may make sense to some but it would be best to take the information with a grain of salt. Samsung hasn’t confirmed anything about the Galaxy S10 at this point in time and it’s not likely to prior to the official event which won’t take place before MWC 2019 in February.