A recent rumor had claimed Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy A90 will feature a sliding, rotating camera module. A new rumor has surfaced on the web today, claiming that the smartphone may only be available in China.
In a new tweet, reliable Chinese leakster Ice Universe has claimed that the upcoming Galaxy A90 is an “Independent design of the Chinese team.” The leakster says this means the smartphone’s development is being headed by Samsung’s China team and it could only be available in China “in the short term”. So while the leakster is suggesting that the smartphone may not be available in markets outside China at launch, there is a possibility of the Galaxy A90 making its way to other markets later in the year.
As mentioned earlier, the Galaxy A90 is rumored to come with a 48MP resolution sliding, rotating camera module. Unlike the OPPO Find X, which has motorized sliding front and rear cameras, the Galaxy A90 will only have a single camera system for both regular photos as well as selfies. The advantage of this solution would be a near bezel-less screen without the need of a notch or a punch-hole in the display.
While more specific details aren’t available currently, the smartphone is highly likely to utilize the 48MP ISOCELL Bright GM1 sensor that Samsung introduced in the fourth quarter of 2018. The smartphone is also expected to feature a 6.5-inch or larger Super AMOLED display with Full HD+ resolution and a Snapdragon 600- or 700-series chipset under the hood.
Samsung recently launched three new 2019 Galaxy A-series smartphones: Galaxy A10, Galaxy A30, and Galaxy A50. The company is soon tipped to launch the Galaxy A40 as well. More Galaxy A-series smartphones are expected to be made official in the coming months. Unlike last year’s models, the 2019 Galaxy A-series is a lot more competitive against rivals from Chinese Android OEMs both in terms of hardware as well as pricing.