Samsung recently trademarked new Galaxy A-series for release in 2020, but it is yet to unveil the ’s’ versions of the Galaxy A70, A30 and A20 which was earlier tipped to launch in India soon. Of the three upcoming devices, the Galaxy A70s looks to be more interesting since it’s expected to be the first smartphone with a new camera technology.
A new Samsung device carrying the model number SM-A707F has been spotted on Geekbench. This is believed to be the upcoming Galaxy A70s since the original Galaxy A70 came with the model number SM-A705.
The Galaxy smartphone has been spotted on the benchmarking site with an SM6150 SoC which resembles that of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 675. For reference, the Galaxy A70 was also powered by the Snapdragon 675. The A70s model spotted on Geekbench was coupled with 6GB of RAM and was found running Android 9 Pie.
As for the scores, the Galaxy A70s registered 2365 on single-core tests while scoring 6372 in multi-core tests. The scores are similar to the Galaxy A70 since it came with the same processor.
With that in mind, it’s believed that the Galaxy A70s will be a modified version of the A70 with similar specs but a better camera. Past rumours have pointed out that Samsung will introduce a phone with a 64MP camera sensor in the month of September or October. The phone is expected to be a part of the Galaxy A-series and since the Galaxy A80 only released in the market recently, we can assume that the new camera sensor will be employed inside the Galaxy A70s.
Samsung introduced the ISOCELL Bright GW1 as the world’s first 64-megapixel sensor for smartphones back in May. The sensor will offer the highest resolution than any smartphone camera with a pixel size of 0.8 microns which is being used on the current line of 48MP sensors.
The GW1 sensor will come in a size of 1/1.72-inch, meaning it will be bigger than the 1/2-inch sensor present on 48MP cameras. Samsung will be using the Tetracell technology which is its own take on pixel-binning that will merge data from four pixels into one. This means the sensor will be able to click 16MP 1.6 micron pixel snaps at a given time, thus resulting in a 16 x 4 = 64MP image.
The 64MP camera sensor will also render support for super phase detection auto-focus technology, Dual Conversion Gain (DCG) and 480fps video recording. DCG will allow the camera to maximise the details of images when clicking in bright environments.