Samsung Galaxy A51 To Arrive with L-shaped Quad Camera, Latest Leak Confirms
A recently-leaked image of the back chassis of what is supposed to be the Galaxy A51 confirms previous rumors of a quad-camera feature. A pleasant surprise is the L-shaped design that houses the four rear-facing powerful cameras.
In spite of the Samsung Galaxy A50 being released only a few months back, talks about the Galaxy A51 being in production have been popping up here and there, with previous leaks hinting at a mid-2020 launch. This is not surprising as the Galaxy A50, which is part of the fifth-generation Galaxy A series lineup, has raked in significant sales especially in the midrange market and it is but likely for the Galaxy A51 to carry on with its predecessor's success.
Just recently, a leaked image of the rear frame of the supposed Galaxy A51 made its way online and caused excitement for many smartphone and Samsung brand enthusiasts as it shows an L-shaped cutout on the upper left corner dedicated to the camera module. A separate smaller hole for the LED flash is seen next to the cutout. It is believed that a 48MP primary camera, 12MP ultrawide shooter, 12MP telephoto lens with 2x zoom, and 5MP depth-sensing camera will be fitted right into this L-shaped slot. It was previously rumored that the Galaxy A51 would have a quad-camera feature, but the common notion would be a vertical layout, or cameras that are aligned on top of the other. If this L-shaped camera-housing design would be officially confirmed, then Samsung has pioneered a unique new look for quad-camera phones. The Galaxy A51 will be the second Samsung smartphone model to have four rear cameras next to the Galaxy A9 (2018).
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Other specifications of the Galaxy A51 derived from the leak include a 6.5-inch Super AMOLED display capable of FHD+ resolution and a waterdrop-style notch that serves as housing for the 32MP selfie camera. The in-display fingerprint reader on the Galaxy A50 might also be retained in the Galaxy A51.
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It's hard to tell the hardware info based on the render, but rumors have it that the Galaxy A51 might run on an Exynos 9611 octa-core SoC with 4 Cortex-A73 processors clocking at 2.3GHz and 4 Cortex-A53 processors clocking at 1.7GHz, and a Mali-G72 MP3 graphics processor. It will be equipped with 4GB of RAM and 64GB/128GB of ROM. A 4,000mAh battery with support for 15W fast charging is believed to power up the smartphone.
The Galaxy A50's successor is said to come with an Android 10-based One UI 2.0. It will also have a 3.5mm headphone jack, dedicated microSD slot, dual SIM slot, and a USB Type-C port.
If the leaked details were to be confirmed, the Galaxy A51 is a formidable smartphone to watch out for in 2020. As Samsung usually launches its flagship first, expect the Galaxy A51 to arrive after the release of the Galaxy S11.