[THE INVESTOR] Samsung Electronics' upcoming Galaxy A is expected to feature a 12 million pixel front camera, more than doubling the resolution compared to its predecessor, local news outlet ETnews reported on Dec. 30.
The Korean tech giant will unveil the new A series phones -- A3, A5 and A7 -- in January. Along with other new rumored features such as waterproof, the mid-range lineup is expected to greatly upgrade front cameras in a bid to appeal to selfie lovers.
2016 Samsung Galaxy A
According to the report, the base A3 will feature an 8 million pixel front camera, while the A5 and A7 will feature a 12 million pixel camera, a drastic upgrade from the 5 million pixel camera of the previous A series phones.
ETnews said the selfie strategy will upgrade the camera function of Samsung’s new flagship Galaxy S8 as well. With related rumors already piling up, the new phone is widely rumored to have an auto focus function in its front camera for the first time.
“Considering the consumer trend in China, it seems very natural that Samsung is upgrading front camera and selfie functions,” an industry source was quoted as saying by ETnews.
Samsung declined to confirm the report.
By Lee Ji-yoon (email@example.com)