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First Samsung Galaxy phone with pop-up camera just leaked

Samsung pop-up selfie camera concept
(Image credit: Pigtou/OnLeaks)

Samsung's future Galaxy A-series phones will likely use pop-up cameras, according to these newly posted concept designs. 

Accessories site Pigtou with the assistance of OnLeaks show a currently unidentified Samsung phone with the pop-up selfie camera mechanism. It's likely that this will be a Galaxy A-series phone due to its rear fingerprint sensor, and the host of leaks that claim future S-series phones will continue use punch-holes.

Alongside the pop-up camera and rear fingerprint sensor, the render shows a triple camera array on the back, curved edges on the rear but not the display, and no headphone jack.

The pop-up camera was popular on phones last year, such as the OnePlus 7 Pro or Oppo Reno 10x Zoom. Meanwhile, the 2019 Samsung Galaxy A80 uses a sliding and rotating mechanism to transform its rear cameras into front-facing cameras when required. Since this is the highest-specced Galaxy A-series phone already featuring a motorized camera, it's possible this will be the model replaced by the one in the renders.

Samsung's flagship phones have solved the front camera issue with its "Infinity-O" punch-hole displays. But the technology required to make this is more expensive than pop-up cameras, and still takes up a small amount of display space. While pop-up mechanisms make phones significantly heavier, and contain more mechanical parts that could fail, you do get a true full-screen design.

Since there is so little information on this phone, including a lack of identity beyond being a Samsung device, it's difficult to know how accurate this will be. However, we can at least hope that this means Samsung customers will be enjoying mid-range phone displays without big notches or bezels very soon.

Richard Priday

Richard is a Tom's Guide staff writer based in London, covering news, reviews and how-tos for phones, gaming, audio and whatever else people need advice on. He's also written for WIRED U.K., The Register and Creative Bloq. When not at work, he's likely thinking about how to brew the perfect cup of specialty coffee.