“Almost completely correct” sliding and rotating selfie camera shown off in fantastic Samsung Galaxy A90 concept video
The last couple of years have definitely been full of innovations in the smartphone world, and 2019 is starting to look like it could be a year to remember. We already had foldable smartphones, handsets with clusters of cameras and various alternatives for the loathed notch. Samsung’s solution for the Galaxy A90 looks wonderful, but it does raise numerous concerns, too.
The rendered concept video by Waqar Khan shows very clearly how the Samsung Galaxy A90 would operate. A portion of the rear of the smartphone is actually a sliding mechanism, and this slides up (rather than “popping” up) to show a dual camera module. This then neatly rotates to allow the user to either take selfies or utilize it as a main camera.
Of course, there are already plenty of comments of “fake” and similar; however, renowned leaker Ice universe has stated that the camera mechanism shown in the Samsung Galaxy A90 concept video is actually “almost completely correct.” It’s possible that the one flaw may be that the video shows a dual camera setup, whereas three sensors are expected (48 MP + 8 MP + ToF).
There are concerns that the additional moving parts that are integral to the novel sliding and rotating approach will be easily damaged, and it seems obvious that water-proofing is likely out of the question. But for smartphone users who want a full-screen display free of camera sensors and a cool gimmick to show off to their friends, the Samsung Galaxy A90 seems like a pretty nifty option.