23 May 2019
It has only been two months since the Samsung Galaxy A70 launch but a new report about its successor as already emerged. This report is coming from Korean publication ETNews claiming that a new smartphone named Galaxy A70s is under works. While the name suggests it could be a slightly improved variant of the A70, it could also be a completely direct successor.
The highlight of the Galaxy A70s is said to be the 64-megapixel camera sensor which will make it the world's first smartphone with this sensor. It is the Samsung ISOCELL Bright GW1 sensor which offers the highest megapixel count available for smartphones defeating previous best of 48-megapixels. The sensor is expected to go under mass production in the second half of the year which is also the speculated launch timeline for the Galaxy A70s.
The all-new 64-megapixel Samsung camera sensor was launched only a couple of weeks ago. It comes with pixel-merging and remosaic algorithm to help deliver better photos. It can merge captured data from four surround pixels into one and offer 16-megapixel shots for improved low-light performance. Other features include Dual Conversion Gain (DCG), real-time HDR up to 100dB, and 1080p slow-motion videos at 480fps among others.
The report specifically mentions that the upcoming Galaxy Note 10 flagship will not come with the 64-megapixel sensor. This is not surprising considering in recent times, Samsung has used Galaxy A-series phones for debuting many of the high-end features like quad rear cameras on the Galaxy A9 last year.