As of now, Samsung has installed the popular 108MP camera only in its top-of-the-line flagship Galaxy S series. It started with the Galaxy S20. Later, the Note series also got that privilege. The Galaxy S21 Ultra launched earlier this year had it. Including the adjacent Galaxy S22. Now, it so happens that Samsung is considering plans to equip midrange phones with high-spec cameras. But this development was not entirely unexpected.
According to a report by a Korean technology tracking site UglySamsung may equip the Galaxy A73 with a 108MP camera next year. The camera also has Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) feature.
In fact, if it turns out to be true, it’s huge for the midrangers and could be a fractured game changer.
To recall, Samsung earlier this year announced the Samsung ISOCELL HM3, a 108 megapixel (MP) mobile image sensor. It can capture clear and clear images in ultra-high resolution with fast autofocus and extended dynamic range.
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As a record, the previous iteration of the series, the Galaxy A72, came with a 64MP camera with OIS. There was a quad camera setup at the back of the Galaxy A72 which included a 64MP main camera, 12MP super wide angle, 8MP telephoto and 5MP macro camera. It also comes with a 32MP front camera.
Ugly According to the report, the 108-megapixel camera module for the Samsung Galaxy A73 series could be sourced from MacNext or Samsung Electro-Mechanics.
Samsung is said to be empowering mid-range handsets to take on aggressive Chinese brands, especially Xiaomi, whose significant growth in recent years has had the biggest impact on Samsung. And of course, Apple’s challenge lies in Samsung as well.
Ugly Samsung said it needs to fix sales of the Galaxy A series, which suffered a loss this year due to a lack of application processors.
Samsung is also expected to bring OIS technology to the 108MP camera of the A73. OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) is a technology that physically rotates the camera lens or sensor to correct for unexpected camera movement.
As of now, optical image stabilization is limited to a few devices including the Galaxy S and Note series.