14 October 2019
As reported in various leaks and rumors, the Samsung Galaxy A90 5G is officially the latest 5G smartphone from the brand. It is the first Galaxy A series smartphone to come with 5G network support. This is not it as Samsung has also added support for the DeX platform and Microsoft's Your Phone companion app. These are another firsts for Galaxy A series which has been receiving premium features despite being a mid-range lineup.
The main attraction of the Galaxy A90 5G is undoubtedly the 5G compatibility. The pricing details are still under wraps but it is likely to be one of the most affordable 5G phones in the market. This is because all other options like Samsung Galaxy Note 10 5G, OnePlus 7 Pro 5G, and Huawei Mate 20 X 5G are Android flagships with nothing less than the top of the line specs and features.
The Galaxy A90 5G sports a 6.7-inch Full HD+ (2400 x 1080 pixels) Super AMOLED Infinity-U display with an in-display fingerprint scanner. Under the hood, it has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor with Snapdragon X50 5G modem. It has been announced with 6GB and 8GB of RAM options but only 128GB internal storage. There is microSD card support up to 512GB but only with the 6GB RAM variant.
On the back panel, it has a 48-megapixel primary sensor with f/2.0 aperture along with an 8-megapixel ultra-wide sensor (123-degree FoV) with f/2.2 aperture, and a 5-megapixel depth sensor with f/2.2 aperture. There is a 32-megapixel front camera with f/2.0 aperture. The whole package is powered by a 4,500mAh battery with 25W fast charging support.
Samsung has said that the Galaxy A90 5G will go on sale starting September 4th in South Korea. It will be expanded to other markets in a gradual manner but no specific timeline has been shared yet.