We knew that the Samsung Galaxy A90 will have a pop-up camera, but this 3D render shows a pretty wild design. The Galaxy A90 has a slider that raises its dual camera, which can then rotate to become a selfie camera.
@IceUniverse, who’s regarded as someone in the know when it comes to unreleased Samsung designs, calls this “almost complete correct”. About a week ago, @OnLeaks tweeted that the Galaxy A90 will have a sliding and rotating camera.
This setup has many advantages – rear camera selfies without a second screen, for one. Also, the front screen is notchless Infinity Screen. Note the traditional earpiece instead of an acoustic display (even Gen. 2 displays aren’t quite perfect). The disadvantages are that the phone has two moving parts (which is two more that most).
The Samsung Galaxy A90 will also lack face unlock (or at least it will be too slow to be usable), but it does have an in-display fingerprint reader. One thing that the video doesn’t make clear is if you can close the slider with the camera looking forward – that would keep it safely tucked in inside and can be touted as a privacy win.
The Galaxy A-series is no stranger to experimentation – it’s home to the world’s first quad camera phone. And it brought Samsung’s first punch hole camera and first notched screens. But even then, this design is out there, so you might want to tune in on April 10 to see if it’s real.
I mean, even if the phone is like 9mm thick, it'll be worth it if we can squeeze a lot of battery and sensor size in there anyways
i think this is the crappiest design samsung has ever made
I'm using my Oppo N3 since 2014 and it works very well. Good to see this feature again.