Samsung's next Galaxy A smartphone could have three cameras, in-display fingerprint sensor

The Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)

Samsung's Galaxy A series has typically been the company's way to bring premium design to its mid-range to high-end smartphones, but a future iteration of the phones could include some truly interesting hardware as well.

A report from ETnews, a Korean news outlet, indicates that Samsung is planning to include a triple-camera setup in an upcoming smartphone in the Galaxy A series, though there's no indication of when it will be released. Phones with three cameras are still very uncommon, with the most obvious example being the Huawei P20 Pro, which we praised for its photography prowess. Rumors have also indicated that LG might include a similar setup in its next V-series handset, but this would be the first non-flagship phone to have it.

On top of that, it's also said that this smartphone could have a fingerprint reader under the display, which has become somewhat common, at least among some Chinese smartphones such as the Vivo Nex and the Oppo Find X. Still, those have been high-end smartphones, which makes its presence on the Galaxy A series a bit more interesting. The Samsung Galaxy S10 will also reportedly have an in-display fingerprint sensor, but that will apparently use the less conventional ultrasound technology, as opposed to the optical sensors that have been most used so far.

As we mentioned above, there's no indication of when this Galaxy A smartphone might be coming, but it would be a little strange if Samsung premiered these premium features on its mid-range smartphones before its flagships. That probably means that, even if this phone does actually exist, we may be waiting until sometime next year to see it come to market.

Via: XDA-Developers

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