Samsung Galaxy A series of mid-range smartphones slated to launch in 2019 are now expected to sport premium features like triple cameras on the back and in-display fingerprint scanners. A fresh report from Korea suggests that the global hardware department working on other phones apart from Note and S series at Samsung, has started research on these two premium features for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy A series. For now though, Samsung is gearing up for the Galaxy Note 9 Unpacked launch event on August 9 which is expected to feature a dual camera setup and a rear fingerprint scanner.
A fresh report from Korean local media The Investor suggests that Samsung is looking to introduce a triple rear camera setup on the Samsung Galaxy A series next year. Triple rear cameras are also rumoured to come on the Samsung Galaxy S10, but now the company is reportedly looking to first bring them on the mid-range Galaxy A series. The report also claims that the Galaxy A series will adopt the same setup that has been rumoured for the Galaxy S10 - one lens with variable aperture, one super-wide angle lens, and one telephoto lens.
Furthermore, the report also states that the Galaxy A series will also sport an in-display fingerprint scanner. While the Galaxy S10 has also been reported to integrate the same feature, but it is expected to feature an ultrasonic fingerprint scanner under the display, while the Galaxy A series is likely to adopt the less advanced optical in-display fingerprint scanning technique. The report asserts that the company is pushing more features on to its premium mid-range series of phones because of lukewarm sales figures of its flagship devices. The company is also expected to use more China-made parts for price benefits.
There's not much else to report on the upcoming new Galaxy A series phones, but we expect to hear more as launch date nears.