Samsung May Release a Phone With Four Rear Cameras This Year

By Tom Pritchard on at

There has been a lot of speculation about Samsung's 2019 release slate, particularly since it's rumoured to be announcing its long-awaited folding phone at the beginning of the year. Now, though, there's a new grand and spectacular rumour hitting the net. A rumour that claims Samsung will be releasing a phone with four rear cameras before the end of this year.

Honestly I'm more surprised that Samsung would have another major release lined up for 2018, especially since the Note 9 just launched. That would have been the perfect opportunity to show off a four-lens camera ahead of the competition's upcoming launches, especially Apple and the triple lens-loving Huawei. Then again, timing that announcement could, in theory, let Samsung steal some of their spotlight.

In any case this rumour comes from IceUniverse, who you might remember as the person who somehow managed to leak a lot of accurate information about the Galaxy Note 9 - despite never having much in the way of physical evidence to show the world. IceUniverse claims that a four-lens camera is coming before the end of the year, and that they will all be on the back of the phone. So it apparently won't be like the Huawei Mate 20 Lite, which has four cameras equally split across the front and back of the device.

Interestingly this is not supposed to be for the S10 (which isn't due until next year anyway) or the mythical folding device - which is referred to as the Galaxy F or Galaxy X depending on who you talk to. So now the question is, what is this phone? It's possible that Samsung is launching the four cameras on a less popular handset range to test the market and see whether people want that many camera lenses. Then again that would be a bit of an odd situation for a company that tends to launch landmark features on a flagship device. I

It's possible that the company is going to surprise the world with yet another handset launch, revealing a high-end device. It's been speculated that it will be following the recent mobile gaming trend with a dedicated gaming device, and these phones may be one and the same. But it's impossible to know for sure, since Samsung doesn't make a habit of commenting on rumours.

Take this rumour with a dose of scepticism for now, but if we hear more about this four-eyed camera we'll let you know. [T3]