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The Galaxy A72 may be one of Samsung's first mid-range smartphones with a flagship camera feature

The successor to the Galaxy A71, pictured, may support OIS. (Image source: Samsung)
The successor to the Galaxy A71, pictured, may support OIS. (Image source: Samsung)
Rumour has it that Samsung will be introducing a successor to the Galaxy A71 that supports OIS. The so-called Galaxy A72 will not arrive until 2021 at the earliest, but the inclusion of OIS should yield a leap in camera performance for Samsung's mid-range Galaxy A series.

We remarked that the Galaxy A71 was a "good mid-range smartphone" when we reviewed it earlier this year, with its quad rear-facing cameras being some of the areas in which we thought Samsung could have done better. The cameras in the Galaxy A71 certainly looked good on paper, with Samsung including a 64 MP primary sensor and a 12 MP ultra-wide, along with 5 MP depth and macro cameras. However, our tests revealed that the Galaxy A71 is only good for daylight lights. While it does well in these conditions, it struggles to pick out any details in low-light shots.

However, a new report from South Korea media claims that Samsung has plans to improve the camera performance of Galaxy A series going forward. Starting with the Galaxy A72, the Galaxy A series will support optical image stabilisation (OIS), which should reduce image noise by compensating for any shaking to which the device is subjected. It is worth noting that the Galaxy A5 (2016) supported OIS. Samsung dropped the functionality from its successor, the Galaxy A5 (2017), though. 

Apparently Samsung will bring OIS to its Galaxy A devices in 2021, so the Galaxy A82 and Galaxy A92 should be in line to receive the same camera hardware as their lesser sibling. According to the same report, the new iPhone SE has pushed Samsung towards equipping its mid-range smartphones with OIS. We cannot verify the integrity of this claim, but the iPhone SE does offer excellent camera performance for a mid-range handset.

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Alex Alderson, 2020-07-17 (Update: 2020-07-17)
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Prior to writing and translating for Notebookcheck, I worked for various companies including Apple and Neowin. I have a BA in International History and Politics from the University of Leeds, which I have since converted to a Law Degree. Happy to chat on Twitter or Notebookchat.