Samsung has added a new smartphone to its Galaxy A-series lineup with the launch of Samsung Galaxy A70s in India. This is an update to the Galaxy A70. The A70s receives the new geometric pattern and holographic effect design like the current A50s, and it also gets a massive upgrade for its main camera.
For selfies, it still retains a 32MP front camera. On the rear, instead of a 32MP f/1.7 main camera, the upgraded A70s is now equipped with a 64MP f/1.8 main shooter. This may be a first for Samsung but Realme, Xiaomi, and Vivo were among the first brands to launch 64MP camera phones.
Samsung Galaxy A70s’ 64MP shooter is coupled with an 8MP 123° ultra-wide camera, and a 5MP live focus lens. which is likely to be a Samsung GW1 ISOCELL sensor that’s being used on the Redmi Note 8 Pro. The device is capable of shooting videos in 4K Ultra HD and gets Super Steady mode to shoot action videos and there’s also Night Mode for extreme low light situations.
Although the primary camera’s resolution seems very high, it would most likely only produce images of up to 16MP, combining four pixels into a single one for sharper images, especially in bad lighting conditions. This makes sense, as Samsung is boasting the A70s comes with a powerful night mode.
The main visual change is around the back where we now have the 3D prism gradient design with a glossy finish while the rest of the hardware remains unchanged, with a choice of three colors: Prism Crush Red, Prism Crush White and, Prism Crush Black.
Looking at the front, you get the same 6.7″ Full HD+ Super AMOLED panel with an Infinity-U display that has an in-display fingerprint sensor. The 32MP selfie cam is housed under the waterdrop notch.
Under the hood, is the Snapdragon 675 SoC paired with 6 or 8GB RAM and 128GB of expandable storage. Powering the 64MP smartphone is a 4,500mAh battery that supports 25W Super Fast Charging via USB-C. Software-wise the A70s has the usual OneUI on top of Android 9 Pie. The A70s also comes with advanced software including an AI-based ‘Game Booster’ for an enhanced gaming experience, Dolby Atmos audio tuning, Knox security, and Samsung Pay.
Unfortunately, there’s no information regarding the device’s global availability at this point, but it could most likely be limited to India.