Samsung appears to be joining the more-than-two-rear-cameras-on-a-smartphone game.
Dutch site GalaxyClub.nl posted a purportedly leaked image of the company’s upcoming A7 smartphone, which has a triple rear camera.
Besides the actual leaked photo of the device, the outlet also posted a series of quite convincing press renders, which show the phone in black and blue. On the front is a pretty basic, notch-less screen, which isn’t a surprise given the phone’s alleged, mid-range specs: an Exynos 7885 chip and 4GB of RAM.
Apparently, there’s no dual selfie camera on the front, only a single lens. Count all the cameras up, and it sort-of corresponds to the “4X Fun” tagline that accompanied Samsung’s invitation to an Oct. 11 Galaxy-themed event.
But GalaxyClub.nl claims the A7 will not be the only or even the main star of that event. And this opens the door for an even wilder prediction: A quad-rear-camera Galaxy A9 Star Pro smartphone.
This one comes via SamsungMobile.News, which claims to be in the possession of a photo of said device.
The Galaxy A9 Star Pro (SM-A920) will come with four cameras and will be available in Black, Blue Gradient and Pink Gradient. I recieved some pics of the device: The fingerprint sensor will be placed in the middle. The four cameras will be on the left sinde (vertical) (1/3)
— SamsungMobile.News | Max (@Samsung_News_) September 18, 2018
It’s a bit less plausible as the outlet says it’s “not allowed” to post the photo yet. But it claims the four cameras will be positioned vertically, with the fingerprint sensor in the middle. The phone should be available in black, blue gradient and pink gradient colors. There will be a dedicated Bixby button, and (rejoice) a 3.5mm headphone jack. The price: $580.
A vertical, quadruple rear camera sounds a bit much given the company never ventured beyond a dual rear camera, but then again, Samsung probably wouldn’t be hosting an entire event just to launch one mid-range phone. Some (or all) of this might be just fantasy, or it may be entirely real; I guess we’ll find out on October 11.