Samsung S9+
A new report claims the successor to the Samsung Galaxy S9+ will come with a triple-lens back camera setup. Reuters/Sergio Perez

It seems there is now confirmation on the rumored triple-lens setup on the back of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S10+, the bigger variant of next year’s Galaxy S10 flagship device. A South Korean news outlet has disclosed that Samsung Electronics is testing an S10+ prototype with the rumored setup.

The Investor reported Monday that local news outlet The Bell has learned from sources about the Galaxy S10+ prototype that Samsung is currently testing. The prototype reportedly has a triple-rear camera module on its back.

Previous reports speculated that Samsung’s bigger flagship offering could come with five camera lenses all in all. Two lenses are said to be comprising the front-facing snapper of the phone, while the back camera is rumored to sport three lenses.

This will be a big upgrade from this year’s Samsung Galaxy S9+ that launched with a 12-megapixel dual-lens back camera setup. The Bell says Samsung is adding a 16-megapixel super-wide angle lens to achieve the triple-lens module of the Galaxy S10+.

On the other hand, the selfie camera of the Galaxy S10+ will be the same module that Samsung used in the Galaxy A9, Samsung’s first budget smartphone to come with a dual-lens front camera. This means the Galaxy S10+ will have a front camera module with a 16-megapixel lens and another 8-megapixel lens that support bokeh effects.

Samsung is expected to launch three handsets as part of the Galaxy S10 series early next year. Leaked data revealed that Samsung has given the three models the project names Beyond 0, Beyond 1 and Beyond 2. Beyond 0 is said to be the cheapest variant. Beyond 1 is the standard Galaxy S10 flagship handset. As for Beyond 2, it is rumored to be the codename for the Galaxy S10+.

IBTimes learned last week that the Beyond 1 and Beyond 0 models could arrive with dual cameras on their backs. However, The Bell’s sources are not corroborating this claim. Beyond 0 is said to sport a single-lens front camera and a dual-lens rear camera. Meanwhile, Beyond 1 is said to come with a single-lens front camera and a triple-lens rear-facing camera.

Samsung is keeping mum amid all the leaks and reports about its 10th anniversary Galaxy S handsets. But it has already been confirmed that Samsung Electro-Mechanics — the tech giant’s parts-making unit — will be the one to supply the triple-lens camera modules of the new phones that are debuting in February 2019.