A new report suggests that Samsung’s successor to the Galaxy A71 mid-ranger, expected to be called the Galaxy A72, might feature the firm’s first penta-lens camera module. The device is expected to be launched sometime in the first half of 2021 and could be unveiled alongside the Galaxy A52.
The Galaxy A71 debuted in late 2019 with a quad-camera setup, and a 5G version made its way to the market earlier this year. Though details of its successor are still scarce, there are reports of the A72 possibly also sporting optical image stabilization (OIS), which will be a first for the South Korean giant’s mid-range offering. If the latest reports are indeed accurate, the penta-lens setup will also be a first for the company’s phones.
As for the camera specifications, the device is said to sport a 64MP sensor for the main camera, accompanied by a 12MP ultra-wide-angle shooter, an 8MP telephoto unit with 3X optical zoom, and two 5MP units for macro and depth-sensing capabilities. It is expected to retain the 32MP front shooter. The report also adds that the new telephoto unit will be identical to the one that debuted with the Galaxy S20 FE.
While the Galaxy A72 might get an additional camera at the back, the A52 is rumored to stick to the current design, housing a quad-camera setup at the back. There is currently no other information available regarding the design changes or other specifications.