Samsung’s Galaxy A72 may have 5 rear cameras and launch next year

Samsung’s Galaxy A72 may have 5 rear cameras and launch next year

In the past, we’ve seen Samsung introduce devices with dual cameras, triple cameras, and even quad cameras. So, it was inevitable that the company would go the penta-camera route, which is apparently what it plans to do not with its flagship Galaxy S or Galaxy Note line but with next year’s Galaxy A72.

According to Korean publication The Elec, the upcoming mid-range smartphone will feature five rear cameras, headlined by a 64MP primary lens. In addition, the device will also reportedly feature a 12MP ultra wide-angle lens, an 8MP telephoto lens with 3x zoom, a 5MP “bokeh” lens, and a 5MP macro lens. The device will also reportedly feature a 32MP front-facing shooter. If true, that should give users plenty of options when snapping pictures.

Last year, Samsung introduced the Galaxy A71, which featured a quad-camera arrangement. The successor will allegedly feature a nearly identical setup, just with an added 8MP telephoto lens. Samsung was seemingly pleased with the Galaxy A71’s camera performance, enough that it’s ready to take the next step in its evolution by adding an additional lens to the sequel.

Samsung has used its mid-range lineup to pilot new camera features in the past. As Android Authority points out, the Galaxy A80 featured a flip-up camera, while the Galaxy A7 and Galaxy A9 were the first from the company to introduce triple and quad-camera setups, respectively. If all goes according to plan with the rumored Galaxy A72, don’t be surprised to see Samsung introduce a penta-camera setup with a major flagship — something we’ve actually seen already from other OEMs, including Huawei, HMD Global, and Xiaomi.

If you’re intrigued by the prospect of a Samsung device with five rear cameras, you’ll reportedly have to wait for the Galaxy A72 to be released sometime early next year.

Featured image: the Samsung Galaxy A71

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Brandon's love of technology can be traced back to his childhood, when he would obsessively watch Back to the Future. Since then he's followed the industry and its many innovations, from handheld consoles to powerful smartphones. He's still waiting on a hoverboard.