The Galaxy A series in Samsung’s locker plays second fiddle to the Galaxy S series. Over time, the S series lends some of its premium features to the A series and this has been the case in several previous models. For example, only the A series has IP68-rated waterproofing which is only in the Galaxy S/Note series.
The classy glass coating also trickled down to the A series way back and recently Samsung bestowed it with Infinity Display. Well, not exactly the same as the S series, but without the curves. Now, The Investor reports that the A series is set to get a lot cooler with the addition of a triple camera in 2019.
It is worth noting that the S series still doesn’t have triple rear cameras but the at least one of the S series models, the Galaxy S10+ is heavily rumoured to feature one. However, the report states that the setup will be watered down. The A series will have a depth sensor in place of a telephoto lens while it will inherit the main sensor and a super wide-angle lens from the Galaxy S10+, the report says. This is definitely in line with what Samsung has been doing with the series. It should also help lower the cost of the budget-range and will likely lead to image quality deterioration compared to the Galaxy S10+.
Moreover, the report also suggests on-screen fingerprint readers for the upper mid-range series are on the cards while conflicting rumours appear to hint at optical sensors replacing ultrasonic ones by the end of 2018.
Samsung recently revamped its Galaxy A series and it debuted the new phones in December last year. Presuming Samsung sticks to its schedule, we can expect to see the next A8 (2019) at the same time.