It seems that Samsung is working on a new A-series handset for next year. A report claimed earlier that the South Korean giant is going to bring support for OIS or optical image stabilisation to its A-series of handsets for 2022.
Today, a new report via the Elec claims that the Samsung Galaxy A73 could well be the first A-series handset from the company to make use of a 108MP camera.
The report suggests that Samsung will launch the Samsung Galaxy A73 in the first half of 2022. The device apart from its 108MP primary shooter will also come with OIS support.
What Do We Know About the Samsung Galaxy A73?
For those unaware, the Samsung Galaxy A73 will replace the Samsung Galaxy A72. The A72 makes use of a quad-camera stack with support for OIS. Optics include a 64MP primary shooter, a 12MP ultra-wide shooter, an 8MP telephoto sensor and a final 5MP macro shooter. For selfies, there is a 32MP front shooter.
Details regarding the device are scarce. It will likely make use of a Snapdragon 700 series SoC with possibly 8GB of RAM and around 128GB of onboard storage. More information in relation to the device is expected to surface in the coming few months leading up to 2022.
Much like its predecessor, which is currently on offer, the Samsung Galaxy A73 could employ the use of an AMOLED display with higher than usual refresh rate support and a large battery. IP67 dust and water resistance may also be retained. One UI 4.0 could be installed out of the box.
What Else is Samsung Working on?
Recently, Samsung announced the start of a beta test of the proprietary One UI 4 shell. Users living in China, South Korea, India, USA, England, Poland and Germany can join the testing. Another prerequisite is that you need to register in the Samsung Members app.
Only owners of the company’s current flagships can be the first to try One UI 4: Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 + and Galaxy S21 Ultra. The new firmware version is interesting in that it is based on Android 12, which has not yet debuted in its final build. The update weighs 2.4GB and includes the September security patch.
The first reviews suggest that with the arrival of One UI 4, users will have ample opportunities to customize the appearance of the system for themselves. Redesigned widgets and “many theme options” await them, allowing them to customize the look and feel of their devices.