That’s according to reputable leaker @UniverseIce, who tweeted as much, following it up by saying that the rear camera would have a vertical rather than horizontal arrangement. Though that would be a slightly surprising change given that both the Note 9 and Samsung Galaxy S10 range have a horizontal camera arrangement.
When asked if it would have the “same camera hardware”, @UniverseIce replied that it would. Presumably that means the same hardware as the dual-lens Galaxy Note 9, but at the very least we’d expect a third and perhaps even a fourth lens to be added, given that the Galaxy S10 phones with the exception of the Samsung Galaxy S10e all have three or more rear lenses.
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The source didn’t say how the front camera’s position would change, but it’s likely to use a punch-hole like the S10 range, rather than a notch, so that could be all they mean.
It's worth noting also that these camera changes are apparently the Note 10's "two biggest changes", so the design might otherwise be very similar to the Samsung Galaxy Note 9.
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Looking further ahead, the same source has said that the Samsung Galaxy S11 is code-named Picasso. That would make some sense, given that the Galaxy Note 10 is believed to be code-named Da Vinci, however it doesn’t really tell us much about the phone.
Picasso was regarded as an experimental painter, one who helped create new styles such as Cubism, so it’s possible that this is a hint that the Galaxy S11 will have a radical new design or features. But then again we might be reading far too much into it – the name might not hint at anything at all.
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James is a freelance phones, tablets and wearables writer and sub-editor at TechRadar. He has a love for everything ‘smart’, from watches to lights, and can often be found arguing with AI assistants or drowning in the latest apps. James also contributes to 3G.co.uk, 4G.co.uk and 5G.co.uk and has written for T3, Digital Camera World, Clarity Media and others, with work on the web, in print and on TV.