Samsung Galaxy A series is introducing two entry-level smartphones for 2021 — the Galaxy A12 and the Galaxy A02s. These phones will be available early next year with European market being the first. While the Galaxy A12 acts a successor to the Galaxy A11, the Galaxy A02s acts as an inheritor to the Galaxy A01.
Samsung Galaxy A12 — Design and Specs
On the design front, the Galaxy A12 could be a setback from the Galaxy A11 — when it comes to display. The Galaxy A12 features a dewdrop notch Infinity V display. The predecessor on the other hand featured a punch-hole display. Regardless, it’s still a full-screen HD+ display measuring 6.5-inches. On the back, the Galaxy A12 ditches the fingerprint sensor compared to the previous iteration and has opted for a side-mounted fingerprint sensor. The device also comes in a textured finish design on the rear.
Under the hood, the Galaxy A12 equips MediaTek Helio P35 chipset. It is an octa-core processor that can achieve clock speeds of up to 2.3GHz. In terms of memory, the A12 comes with 3/4/6GB of RAM combined with either 32GB or 64GB or 128GB of onboard storage. Also, there’s microSD expansion for up to 1TB.
Samsung Galaxy A12 — Cameras and Battery
The Galaxy A12 packs in quadruple cameras on the rear in a square module. There’s 48MP f/2.0 acting as a primary camera along with a 5MP ultra-wide-angle camera. Besides, there are 2MP macro and depth sensors as well. The selfie shooter on the front carries an 8MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture.
A massive 5000mAh battery capacity powers the Galaxy A21. It further supports Samsung’s 15W adaptive fast charging tech.
Samsung Galaxy A02s — Specs
The Galaxy A02s appears identical to the Galaxy A12 on the front. However, the rears appear with different textured finishes. The front of the Galaxy A02s also comes with 6.5-inches HD+ LCD Infinity V display. Similar to the A12, the Galaxy A02s even opts for a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, for authentication.
Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 450 octa-core processor powers the Galaxy A02s. The octa-core processor can achieve clock speeds of up to 1.8GHz. The Galaxy A02s will be available in 3GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage. There’s a microSD expansion option available for up to 512GB.
Samsung Galaxy A02s — Cameras and Battery
The Galaxy A02s features triple rear cameras with a 13MP acting as the primary sensor. Also, there are 2MP macro and 2MP depth sensors. On the front, there’s 5MP f/2.2 selfie shooter.
Similar to the Galaxy A12, the A02s also features 5000mAh battery with 15W adaptive fast charging support.
Samsung Galaxy A series — Pricing and Availability
The Galaxy A12 starts €179 (Rs 15,800 approx.) and will be available from January 4th, 2021. The Galaxy A02s retails at €150 (Rs 13,200 approx.) and will be available from February 15th. The availability of these Samsung Galaxy A series of phones might vary from country to country in terms of pricing and storage options as well. The Galaxy A12 comes in three colour variants — Black, White, Blue and the Galaxy A02s comes in Black and White colour variants.