Samsung is planning to apply a 50MP autofocus camera for the main camera on the low-end Galaxy A13 smartphone, TheElec has learned.
The South Korean conglomerate will procure the camera from local suppliers Cammsys and Namuga, people familiar with the matter said.
Galaxy A13 will have a 50MP wide-angle main shooter, 5MP ultrawide, 2MP telephoto and 2MP bokeh cameras on its back. The phone will have an 8MP front camera.
Its predecessor Galaxy A12 had a 48MP main shooter. The smartphone was ranked seventh in terms of global shipment during the first quarter this year, according to analyst firm Counterpoint.
The phone had a price tag of US$157 when it launched in November last year, and sold well in the Middle East, India and South America, the firm had said.
Cammsys and Namuga will likely see their earnings improve thanks to its latest supply deal.
Samsung is assembling more camera modules on its own, which means suppliers need to win contracts for single camera modules that will go into phones like Galaxy A13 with high unit sales.
Namuga recorded 271.1 billion won in revenue and 11.6 billion won in operating profit during the first half of the year, an increase of 19.8% and return to profitability, respectively.
Cammsys on the other hand recorded 249.2 billion won in revenue and an operating loss of 15.8 billion won during the first half of the year. Revenue dropped 41.6% year-on-year while operating loss increased by 6 times compared to a year ago.