- Samsung will unveil a new Galaxy device on October 11.
- While we don’t know for sure, the event invitation hints at a new Galaxy A phone.
- It is easy to interpret the wording of the invite as a sign Samsung will release a device with four cameras.
Samsung has announced that it will unveil a new Galaxy phone at an event on October 11. While we don’t know for sure what Samsung is planning, the “A Galaxy Event” title suggests a new Galaxy A series entry may be revealed.
Samsung normally makes Galaxy A series announcements in December, so while slightly earlier than normal, an October unveiling wouldn’t be completely off schedule.
Let the fun times begin, this October 11, 2018. pic.twitter.com/8zzWYAgiWB
— Samsung Mobile (@SamsungMobile) September 14, 2018
The announcement also contains hints that the device could have four cameras. These come through the tagline “4 x fun” and the use of the phrase “Capture the fun with Samsung.”
This is something that fits in with previous Galaxy A series rumors. A leak from July suggested that it could get a rear triple-camera, while reliable Samsung leaker Ice Universe went one further and hinted Samsung would unveil a phone with four cameras, potentially all on the back, later this year.
If what Samsung releases at the event turns out to fit either of those descriptions, it would suggest Samsung is taking its promise to bring more innovation to mid-range devices seriously. This would be doubly so if the device also gets an in-display fingerprint sensor as previously rumored.
Currently, the only device available with a triple camera set-up is Huawei’s flagship P20 Pro. No manufacturer has yet released a phone with four cameras on the rear.
The final quarter of the year is setting up to be a big one for Samsung. As well as the above announcement, the company is also expected to unveil the first details about its foldable phone at the Samsung Developer Conference in November.