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(Pocket-lint) - Samsung is reportedly developing a smartphone with a pop-up camera, which will be its first to feature the tech.

Thought to be a new device for the Galaxy A series, leaked images show what looks to be an entry to mid-range phone, with a fairly chunky bezel but no hole-punch camera - as on many other Samsung handsets.

That effectively offers an uninterrupted display, with the front-face camera seemingly popping up whenever you want to take a selfie or make a video call.

In fact, it looks remarkably similar to the OnePlus 7 Pro from the front - another with a pop-up camera - save for the positioning of the physical buttons on the right-hand side.

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The leaked images (posted by Pigtou in collaboration with OnLeaks) also suggest the phone will come with a triple-lens camera on the rear (plus flash). That's also similar to the OnePlus 7 Pro, although in a different position - top-left rather than top-centre.

What looks to be a fingerprint sensor on the back is what makes us think that this is entry to mid, as it clearly will not support Samsung's on-display fingerprint scanning.

There's no word yet on availability or which regions the phone might come to. We'll update when we get more.

Writing by Rik Henderson. Originally published on 27 April 2020.