According to the South Korean website The Elec, in 2021, Samsung could launch its first smartphone with five rear cameras: the Galaxy A72. The device will be the successor of the Galaxy A71, and despite the advanced camera configuration, it will remain a premium intermediate.
The biggest difference between the next generation of the A-line and the devices launched this year, in addition to specifications related to the chip, is that the more expensive models should have optical image stabilization. This feature, by the way, should already be part of the heaviest 2020 models, if we were to consider their prices.
Another reason we believe in this change would be the fact that the company has already used the A line to innovate when it comes to capturing videos and images. O Galaxy A80 is still the only device from Sammy to have a flip camera.
Although, this information has not yet been confirmed, we can imagine that Samsung is betting on some flagship features in lower lines, due to competition with Chinese handsets.
What would the sensors be?
O Galaxy A71 has four rear camera sensors: a main camera with 64 MP, an ultrawide sensor with 12 MP, a macro sensor with 5 MP, and a depth sensor with 5 MP. The front camera is 32 MP.
Its successor, to be launched in the first half of next year, should repeat these sensors, but bringing an additional one, which would be a telephoto, with 8 MP and 3x optical zoom. The front camera will also have 32 MP.
This zoom capability is the same found in the Galaxy S20 FE, the latest top of the line announced by Samsung a few days ago.
O The Elec he also pointed out that the Galaxy A72 and A52, expected for next year, may sell approximately 30 million units, around 10% of smartphones that the company hopes to commercialize in 2021.