Samsung’s Galaxy A (2019) lineup of Android mid-rangers may partially embrace triple rear cameras, The Korea Herald’s Investor reports, citing sources close to the Seoul-based tech giant. While Samsung traditionally waits for at least one full flagship generation until its high-end mobile features such as IP68-certified elements resistance and Bixby start trickling down to its non-premium devices, the company is now understood to be considering a more aggressive approach, possibly as many competitors are now undercutting its offerings in the mid-range and entry-level product segments.
As a result, at least some members of the Galaxy A (2019) series might adopt both a triple-camera setup and an in-display fingerprint reader, whereas the rumored Galaxy S10 Lite is likely to offer neither. Such a move would mark an unprecedented technology jump for Samsung’s mid-range devices, with the Galaxy A8 (2018) and Galaxy A8 Plus (2018) both debuting with a single rear camera only eight months ago, whereas one of their successors may now use a trio of modules on the back. One of the three lenses that Samsung’s R&D team is currently said to be considering for implementation is of a “super-wide” variety, as per the same report. As the Galaxy S10 line should still be the first product family from Samsung to embrace such technologies, the Galaxy A (2019) series may end up being announced later than its previous generations launched, with Samsung usually unveiling them near the end of every calendar year.
Both the triple-camera setup and the in-display fingerprint reader that might find their way to Samsung’s upcoming mid-rangers should still be significantly less advanced than the hardware implemented into the Galaxy S10. Regarding the latter, while the new flagships are expected to feature ultrasonic scanners that offer unprecedented accuracy and speed, in addition to being capable of recognizing wet fingertips, Samsung is reportedly considering a simpler solution for the next-generation Galaxy A lineup. The South Korean electronics juggernaut is now also said to have turned to Chinese component suppliers in a more prominent manner in an effort to cut production costs and consequently do a better job at competing with value-oriented handset manufacturers such as Xiaomi, OPPO, Honor, and Vivo, all of which are based in the Far Eastern country.