A couple of years ago Samsung unveiled the world’s first quad camera phone, the Galaxy A9 (2018), now the company is working on going up to five cameras. It won’t be the first – that honor goes to the Nokia 9 PureView – but it is on brand for the A-series, which is often the testing ground for camera experimentation (e.g. the Galaxy A80 is Samsung’s first and only phone with a flip up cam).
The Samsung Galaxy A72 will become the company’s first penta-camera phone, reports The Elec. The selection of modules is a list of the usual suspects – a 64 MP main cam, 12 MP ultra wide, 8 MP telephoto (3x zoom), 5 MP macro and a 5 MP depth sensor.
Samsung could lift the 8 MP 3x zoom cam from the Galaxy S20 FE and add it to the Galaxy A71 camera setup, which already has the other four cameras. This would bring OIS, which is most useful with long focal lengths.
A previous rumor already claimed that the A72 will be the first A-series phone to have optical image stabilization (OIS). As for the selfie cam, there will be just one and it will have a 32 MP sensor.
The Samsung Galaxy A52 will also be part of the next-gen A-series debut. It is said that it will stick to a quad camera setup similar to the A51.
Samsung has high hopes for the A72 and A52, the report claims that the combined sales are estimated at 30 million, which will be around 10% of Samsung’s total volume.