According to reports, the firm will bring a 108MP camera to the Samsung Galaxy A series. The sensor is said to appear on the Galaxy A73 next year.
Samsung originally debuted a 108MP camera on the Galaxy S20 Ultra in 2018, and it’s been a staple on its top-end Ultra phones ever since. However, according to recent benchmark reports, Samsung appears to be readying this technology for its less expensive smartphones.
The Elec reports that Samsung will bring a 108MP camera to the 2022 Galaxy A73 smartphone. The Korea-based media outlet did not cite a source for the claim, but it has a pretty good track record with Samsung-related leaks.
This new camera will feature optical image stabilization (OIS), according to the media source, which is in line with a previous report that the 2022 Galaxy A series smartphones will have OIS.
There’s no information on the exact model of camera sensor we’ll see in the Galaxy A73, so there’s no guarantee that we’ll get the same sensor seen in Samsung’s Ultra phones. However, this will still be a higher resolution camera than the 64MP main camera on the Galaxy A72.
The pros and cons of Samsung’s 108MP cameras
When shooting at full resolution, the 108MP sensor produces more detailed daylight photographs but with larger file sizes. These sensors have less photo sites than the high-end 48MP and 50MP cameras, however, Samsung has utilized four-in-one and nine-in-one pixel grouping to improve low-light shots.
Shooting in full resolution can sometimes lead to longer processing times when using 108MP sensors. Even the previous Galaxy Note 20 Ultra (Exynos model) had shot-to-shot times of about two seconds when capturing at 108MP. This delay isn’t terrible, but mid-range phones have less powerful silicon, so we anticipate Samsung to improve the Galaxy A73 processor in this area to keep processing times low.
However, it seems you should keep an eye on the 2022 Galaxy A series phones if you want good cameras on a budget.