Galaxy A71 successor will be Samsung's first phone with five cameras

Samsung Galaxy A71
Samsung Galaxy A71 (Image credit: Andrew Martonik / Android Central)

What you need to know

  • A new report claims the Galaxy A72 will be Samsung's first smartphone to feature a penta-lens camera setup.
  • The phone is expected to feature a 64MP main sensor, just like its predecessor.
  • Samsung is tipped to unveil the Galaxy A72 sometime in the first half of 2021.

The Galaxy A71, which was announced alongside the Galaxy A51 in December last year, is one of the best Samsung phones currently available, featuring robust specs and an impressive 64MP primary camera. If a new report out of South Korea is to be believed, Samsung is planning to launch a successor to the Galaxy A71 sometime in the first half of 2021.

More interestingly, however, the report claims the Galaxy A72 will be Samsung's first smartphone to feature a penta-lens camera setup on the back. The setup will include a 64MP primary sensor, a 12MP ultra-wide-angle lens, an 8MP telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom, a 5MP macro shooter, and a 5MP sensor for bokeh shots. For selfies, the phone is tipped to feature a 32MP front camera.

A follow-up to the Galaxy A51 is also expected to be unveiled alongside the Galaxy A72. While the report doesn't shed any light on the camera specs of the Galaxy A52, it does claim that the phone will have a quad-camera setup at the rear. Samsung is apparently hoping to ship around 30 million units of the Galaxy A72 and A52 phones next year.

Galaxy A71

Samsung Galaxy A71 5G

Samsung Galaxy A71 5G is among the best mid-range Android smartphones you can buy right now. It has a vibrant Super AMOLED display, quad rear cameras with a 64MP main sensor, and excellent battery life with 25W fast charging. It is also guaranteed to receive up to three major OS upgrades.

Babu Mohan
News Writer
  • Ugh yes let's add a bunch of barely passable cameras that don't even have OIS to a midrange phone. It's such a waste of money.
    Give me two or 3 Good cameras with OIS please! And what happened after I thought we learned a few years ago that big megapixel numbers don't automatically equal a good camera! Seems we forgot again.
  • Add wireless charging!