Samsung's next smartphone could boast four rear cameras, in-display fingerprint reader
by Joshua Swingle / Sep 14, 2018, 8:59 AM
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.
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Yawn. There's only so much you can do with a tiny lens and sensor. Can't defy the laws of physics.
posted on Sep 14, 2018, 9:07 AM 1
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"Only so much" where 5 years back no one could imagine where smartphone cameras are today.
posted on Sep 14, 2018, 9:41 AM 4
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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 ?
posted on Sep 14, 2018, 9:39 AM 0
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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.
posted on Sep 14, 2018, 10:11 AM 2
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The best way to sell an Android phone is by specs...specs....specs....
posted on Sep 14, 2018, 2:34 PM 0
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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.
posted on Sep 14, 2018, 8:27 PM 0
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