The Samsung Galaxy A72 will be the company’s first smartphone with a five-camera setup, according to a report. The phone is slated for release in the first half of 2021. The penta-camera setup won’t launch on a Samsung flagship phone, but rather on the Galaxy A72, a phone expected to be priced in the mid-segment. The Galaxy A72 will be the successor to the Galaxy 71 released earlier this year.
South Korean publication The Elec reports that the Galaxy A72 will have a penta-camera setup, citing industry sources. The report says the facility will include a 64-megapixel main shooter, a 12-megapixel ultra-wide camera, an 8-megapixel telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom, a 5-megapixel macro camera and a depth sensor from 5 megapixels. .
The Samsung Galaxy A72 will also have a 32-megapixel selfie camera on the front, according to the report. Additionally, the report states that the Galaxy A52 will launch alongside the Galaxy A72. This smartphone will feature four rear cameras, like its predecessor Galaxy A51.
However, the Samsung Galaxy S72 won’t be the first phone to have a penta-camera setup. The Nokia 9 PureView already has a five-camera setup.
According to the report, the number of camera modules that Samsung is applying to smartphones is expected to increase from next year.
According to previous reports, the Galaxy A72 will be one of the A-series phones to benefit from optical image stabilization (OIS). Samsung is reportedly planning to bring OIS technology to high-end Galaxy A models next year. The OIS system with specialized hardware and software adjustments allows the phone to capture sharper images in portable use that would otherwise introduce blur.
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