- Samsung Galaxy A (2019) may feature a triple camera setup
- Samsung is expected to push premium features in mid-range devices
- This is reportedly due to lukewarm flagship sales figures
A new addition to the Samsung Galaxy A series is on its way. The Samsung Galaxy A series of smartphones constitutes Samsung’s midrange offerings, and are about what you’d expect. An Exynos 7000 series (equivalent to the Snapdragon 600 series), a decent display, and an average camera. Now the next addition to the series has something different – triple cameras and an in-display fingerprint scanner.
Samsung’s Galaxy A (2019) lineup of Android mid-rangers may partially embrace triple rear cameras, The Korea Herald’s Investor reports, citing sources close to the Seoul-based tech giant. While Samsung traditionally waits for at least one full flagship generation until its high-end mobile features such as IP68-certified elements resistance and Bixby start trickling down to its non-premium devices, the company is now understood to be considering a more aggressive approach, possibly as many competitors are now undercutting its offerings in the mid-range and entry-level product segments.
Galaxy A (2019) triple-cameras
One of the other rumors we have been hearing about the Galaxy S10 is that it may be the company’s first smartphone with an in-display fingerprint sensor. That may not be the case if a recent report out of South Korea is believed. It claimed that the in-display fingerprint sensor technology will actually debut with some models of the Galaxy A (2019) series.
The latest report claims that Samsung is looking to add features like the triple-camera and in-display fingerprint sensor to its Galaxy A lineup before they’re fully adopted for the flagship Galaxy S series. The global hardware development team that works on smartphones other than the Galaxy S and Galaxy Note flagships has reportedly started researching for adding these key features to the next Galaxy A series.
One of the features they’re said to be considering is the “super-wide angle” triple-camera system that’s expected to be present on the Galaxy S10 as well. While the Galaxy S10 may feature an ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor, Samsung is reportedly considering a cheaper optical display-based fingerprint sensor for the Galaxy A (2019) series.
It’s not common for Samsung to work on major features like these at the same time for its high-end and mid-range lineups at the same time. However, Samsung is said to be renewing its focus on budget devices as sales come under pressure in the high-end segment.
Samsung has traditionally released the new Galaxy A handsets a couple of months before the new Galaxy S flagship. If the company doesn’t delay the Galaxy A (2019) launch next year then it’s quite possible that the Galaxy S10 may not be the first Samsung smartphone with an in-display fingerprint sensor or a triple-camera system.
Both the triple-camera setup and the in-display fingerprint reader that might find their way to Samsung’s upcoming mid-rangers should still be significantly less advanced than the hardware implemented into the Galaxy S10 . Regarding the latter, while the new flagships are expected to feature ultrasonic scanners that offer unprecedented accuracy and speed, in addition to being capable of recognizing wet fingertips, Samsung is reportedly considering a simpler solution for the next-generation Galaxy A lineup.
The South Korean electronics juggernaut is now also said to have turned to Chinese component suppliers in a more prominent manner in an effort to cut production costs and consequently do a better job at competing with value-oriented handset manufacturers such as Xiaomi, OPPO, Honor, and Vivo, all of which are based in the Far Eastern country.The report asserts that the company is pushing more features on to its premium mid-range series of phones because of lukewarm sales figures of its flagship devices. The company is also expected to use more China-made parts for price benefits.