Samsung usually equips its mid-range phones with three or four cameras. Two of those cameras are the main camera and the ultra-wide angle camera, while the others include depth or macro cameras. Starting next year, Samsung’s mid-range phones may be missing one type of camera.
According to a report by The Elec, Samsung has decided to remove the depth-sensing camera sensor from its mid-range phones. The report says the Galaxy A24, Galaxy A34 and Galaxy A54 will each come with three cameras: a primary camera, an ultra-wide angle camera and a macro camera. The Galaxy A24 features a 50 MP main camera, an 8 MP ultra wide-angle camera and a 5 MP macro camera.
The Galaxy A34 reportedly has a 48MP main camera, an 8MP ultra-wide angle camera and a 5MP macro camera. In addition, the Galaxy A54 will have a 50MP main camera, a 5MP ultra wide-angle camera and a 5MP macro camera. The “5MP ultra-wide angle” pixel may be wrong here, though, as the Galaxy A54’s ultra-wide angle is unlikely to be downgraded compared to the Galaxy A34.
Samsung’s move is allegedly to focus on the rest of the camera and reduce the cost associated with the depth camera. Samsung has already started offering OIS optical stabilization in its mid-range phones.