Leaks of Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Plus‘ rear cameras have just surfaced, depicting a periscope zoom sensor and a new type of camera not yet seen in current smartphones.
The leak comes from Camie Ngo on Twitter, who captioned the image, saying that it is the camera setup for the forthcoming Galaxy Note 20. Although Ngo is not yet a star when it comes to smartphone leaks, the information has been endorsed by reliable leakers Ice Universe and Max Weinbach, who both claim that this is indeed the Galaxy Note 20 Plus’ rear camera cluster.
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 – Rear Camera Setup
The image showcases a rectangular camera block like seen in the Galaxy S20 series, rather than last year’s Galaxy Note 10. The array hosts three main camera sensors, probably the same main, or wide, ultra-wide, and telephoto cameras from the predecessor model, with the telephoto featuring a periscope lens as the rectangular shape of one of the openings suggests.
Even though other speculations claim that the Galaxy Note 20 lineup won’t get the 100x zoom ‘Space Zoom’ function from the Galaxy S20 Ultra, it could still receive the Galaxy S20 or Galaxy S20 Plus‘ 3x optical zoom lenses, or even an entirely new sensor.
To the side of these cameras, three more cutouts can be seen, The small round one is probably for a rear microphone, which can also be used for ‘audio zoom’ like the Note 10, and the larger round one could either be a flash or a time-of-flight sensor for enhanced image effects and use with AR apps.
There’s no info on what the large rectangle form will be for. Weinbach believes that this could host the autofocus sensor that Ice Universe mentioned not long ago. The Galaxy S20 Ultra has been blamed for its slow and edgy autofocus, making it challenging to use its high-spec camera setup, although the software updates have tried to address this issue.
The extra sensor expected to be featured on the Note 20 will hopefully fix this from the start, making the camera easier to use. The Galaxy Note 20 will probably appear in August, together with the Galaxy Fold 2 at the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event.