Remember the Galaxy A80? The phone had a camera that could rise and flip around when you wanted to take a selfie. That kept the front neat with slim bezels and no punch holes. However, this model didn’t get a sequel last year as the device rumored to be the A81 turned out to be the Note10 Lite instead.
So here we go again – rumor has it that Samsung is working on a Galaxy A82 (with alleged model designation SM-A826B, though that isn’t certain yet). Unfortunately, there’s no confirmation that the phone will feature a flip-up camera like the A80. So far we really only know that it will be a 5G phone, but that is hardly surprising.
Currently, that kind of design is available only on Asus’ Zenfones. And until under-display cameras become more common, it remains one of the few options for an uninterrupted screen. Using the main camera for selfies makes for great quality photos too (and you get an ultra wide-angle lens and an LED flash “for free” with this design).
That said, a Galaxy Note20 Lite might not be a bad idea either, so perhaps fans of the stylus won’t mind if history repeats itself.
Whatever it ends up being, the so-called Galaxy A82 is still in the early stages of development, so it will be a while before it hits the market. We should have our answer earlier than that though, smartphone designs don’t stay secret for very long these days.