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First Samsung phone with pop-up camera leaks out, looks to be new A series entrant

Upcoming Galaxy A series smartphone will be the first from Samsung with a pop-up selfie camera. (Source: @OnLeaks and @Pigtou_)
Upcoming Galaxy A series smartphone will be the first from Samsung with a pop-up selfie camera. (Source: @OnLeaks and @Pigtou_)
Samsung has decided it is time to ditch notches and punch-hole cameras, at least for one of the upcoming devices in its range. Looking like a Galaxy A series contender, the new smartphone will be the first from Samsung to feature a pop-up camera.
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Smartphones with pop-up cameras aren’t new, and if anything, recent smartphones seems to have moved away from the approach. Although pop-up cameras offer the ability to give users an uninterrupted viewing experience devoid of notches or punch-hole cameras, they do introduce a moving mechanism that can lead to potential reliability problems. That doesn’t seem to have deterred Samsung, however, as a forthcoming handset from the Korean giant looks to be its first with a pop-up selfie camera.

Taking a closer look at the device, courtesy of @OnLeaks and @Pigtou_, it is reasonably clear that it is not a flagship Galaxy S series smartphone, but rather a mid-range Galaxy A series model. Apart from the relatively large bottom chin/bezel, the device also incorporates a rear fingerprint scanner, rather than one embedded in the display. The display is also flat, rather than curved although it does curve from the rear to the front in an upmarket Galaxy S series style.

On the rear of the device is a vertically aligned triple rear camera array with flash, although we don’t have information on its specifications. In fact, we don’t have any specifications yet for the chipset either. The only other obvious details are that it will include a USB-C port and seems to have packed in an IR blaster on the top. Expect more details to emerge over the coming months as it does not appear set for imminent launch.

(@OnLeaks and @Pigtou_)
(@OnLeaks and @Pigtou_)
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Sanjiv Sathiah, 2020-04-26 (Update: 2020-04-26)