Samsung's next smartphone could boast four rear cameras, in-display fingerprint reader

Samsung's next smartphone could boast four rear cameras, in-display fingerprint reader
Samsung Galaxy A6+ with dual-camera setup

Yesterday, Samsung sent out invites to a new “Galaxy event” set to take place on October 11. The South Korean giant didn’t confirm which exact smartphone would be announced but it did hint at a camera-centric launch, something that has just been confirmed by one reliable tipster.

Way back in July, the source in question teased an upcoming smartphone with four cameras on the rear. At the time of this revelation, he failed to confirm who the manufacturer was, instead simply stating that it wasn’t Huawei. Following yesterday’s invite, though, he has seemingly confirmed that this smartphone will indeed be Samsung-branded.

On a related note, Samsung recently claimed that new features would first make their debut on mid-range offerings. And according to yet another reliable tipster, Samsung’s upcoming device will be the first example of this. After all, aside from the quadruple-camera setup on the rear, it looks as though the company has also been testing an in-display fingerprint scanner. It’s still unknown if the feature has made the final cut but it’s certainly a possibility.

Lastly, while most of Samsung’s mid-range offerings are marketed as part of its ongoing Galaxy A series, this smartphone may form part of a new Galaxy lineup, potentially the Galaxy P series. Regardless of the naming, the smartphone should be made available in Huawei-like gradient colors upon launch. Unfortunately, it seems unlikely Samsung will make the device available to purchase in the US.



11. Loveneesh

Posts: 457; Member since: Jul 14, 2015

I guess there's dual front and rear camera's.

9. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2292; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

The best way to sell an Android phone is by specs...specs....specs....

10. iushnt

Posts: 3190; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

If that’s the case, what’s up with Sony, HTC? And then if spec is everything, how did Pixel 2 XL take such awesome shot from a normal hardware. Android is a google software. And google is really great when it comes to software may it be Maps, Assistant, Photos, Google camera or the Android itself. So, the best way to sell an android phone is a combination of awesome software in an awesome spec, that’s why there is no other operating system except for iOS as competition.

13. WingMan

Posts: 263; Member since: Mar 28, 2008

The best way to sell an iOS device is with a logo of bitten apple...

5. Lanx1998

Posts: 59; Member since: Mar 06, 2017

Remember Galaxy Alpha launch? It was released as a test device (according to me) for the new design language which was seen in S6 series except the addition of glass back. Who knows the phone launching on 11th October can be a glimpse to what S10 might shape up to be. Seems like history is repeating.

8. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

And Note Edge, which released one month after Note 4 in 2014. It start curved screens trend in all Samsung's flagships.


Posts: 197; Member since: May 28, 2018

There is no hint pointing at an in-display fingerprint reader nowhere, and for all we know those 4 cameras could mean two on the back and two on the front. They haven't been able to put just three cameras on the back of their Note or S series, by what Kind of magic they'll go ahead and put FOUR cameras on the back any other model ?

4. Vyshak75

Posts: 83; Member since: Mar 03, 2016

Just read the article, will you?

6. joshuaswingle

Posts: 778; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

Why bother commenting on something without reading the entire article? You didn't even get past the first sentence from the looks of things.

1. D34ever

Posts: 251; Member since: Jul 14, 2018

Yawn. There's only so much you can do with a tiny lens and sensor. Can't defy the laws of physics.

3. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

"Only so much" where 5 years back no one could imagine where smartphone cameras are today.

7. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Push it back to 15 years ago.. When phones are 3 times thicker than most smartphones today, and can only take 0.1MP photo (also known as QCIF format).

12. vincelongman

Posts: 5838; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

What's your point? Of course they can't defy the laws of physics Hence why they are using computation photography to quality instead of just doing nothing and complaining about physics

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