There are hardly any smartphones even in the entry-level range today that do not use at least two, often three or even four camera lenses on the back. This is often rightly criticized in discussions, and also in our reviews, as pure marketing.
Indeed, we are all familiar with the low-quality macro cameras or depth sensors, which often have a dubious purpose in practice.
It seems that Samsung wants to stop with this for its Galaxy A series as well: The upcoming Galaxy A24, 34 and 54 will “only” offer a triple camera next year, says reports from South Korea. The predecessor models each had quad cameras.
It is rumored that Samsung wants to use fewer, but better cameras. Thus, the depth sensor will be replaced. The saved resources will be used for the remaining three lenses/sensors, which are to be improved in quality.
By doing so, Samsung is hoping to keep up better with the Chinese competition in the mid-range segment. Allegedly, the following triple cameras are planned:
- Samsung Galaxy A24: 50 (wide-angle) + 8 (ultra-wide-angle) + 5 (macro) megapixels.
- Samsung Galaxy A34: 48 (wide-angle) + 8 (ultra-wide-angle) + 5 (macro) megapixels
- Samsung Galaxy A54: 50 (wide angle) + 5 (ultra wide angle) + 5 (macro) megapixels
Nevertheless, we would not rely too much on this information. For example, it seems rather unlikely to us that the ultra-wide-angle camera of the A54 is only supposed to offer 5 megapixels.
Samsung’s general goal is probably to remove the features that the majority of customers hardly ever use and only classify as “gimmicks”.
For the manufacturer, this would reduce costs, while a better price-performance ratio could be in store for customers. The company also wants to score points with consumers by using AMOLED displays.
Likewise, the Galaxy A will keep offering optical image stabilization (OIS) for the main lens. We could see the Galaxy A34 in March 2023, the A54 should follow in April 2023.
Nothing clear is heard about the A24 yet. The alleged strategy of Samsung sounds reasonable and plausible to us. However, the information is not officially confirmed.