Samsung tipped to be working on its first pop-up camera phone, and here’s what it looks like

The report suggests Samsung's first pop-up camera phone could launch soon after the lockdown ends

Highlights
  • Samsung’s first pop-up selfie camera phone could be a part of the company’s A-series considering the design and build quality.
  • Samsung pop-up phone could ship an in-house Exynos chipset, boot Android 10 OS, a full HD+ AMOLED screen, and triple rear cameras

Samsung could be working on its first pop-up camera smartphone, a trend that became mainstream in 2018 and 2019. While the exact moniker of the handset is unknown at the moment, renders of the smartphone have surfaced online, courtesy of Pigtou in association with OnLeaks. The single pop-up selfie camera is situated at the centre of the top edge, which helps the smartphone ensure the top bezel is extremely thin. Samsung’s first pop-up selfie camera phone could be a part of the company’s A-series considering the design and build quality, the report says.

Talking about the rest of the design, there are triple rear cameras along with a physical fingerprint sensor for security and LED flash. The back panel features curved edges, thereby giving the smartphone a comfortable grip. The front bezels are narrow, however, there is a sizeable chin below the screen. The volume rocker and the power button are present on the right, while the SIM tray should be present on the left. It is tipped to measure 160.9 x 77 x 9.2mm (9.7mm with the rear camera module bump). The USB Type-C port and speaker grill are at the bottom. While the headphone jack is present right next to the pop-up camera.

Samsung Pop-up camera

The renders suggest the Samsung pop-up selfie camera phone launch could be right around the block and might happen once the coronavirus lockdown is lifted across the globe. While the report doesn’t mention its hardware specifications, the handset is likely to power an in-house Exynos chipset, boot Android 10 OS, ship with a Full-HD+ AMOLED screen, and at least have 4GB RAM and 64GB expandable storage. The triple camera setup could include a high-resolution primary sensor, an ultra-wide-angle lens, and a macro sensor. We should know more details about the Samsung phone going forward.