23 December 2020
Samsung has launched two new entry-level phones in its Galaxy A-series. These phones are Galaxy A12 and Galaxy A02s and they are tagged at under $250 price.
The Galaxy A12 is a successor to the A11 and the A02s follow up the Galaxy A01 that the company launched last year in December 2019. Both the phones get their fuel from a 5,000mAh battery with 15W fast-charging support.
The Galaxy A12 features quad rear cameras, where the primary sensor is a 48MP module followed by a 5MP ultrawide and 2MP depth sensor, and a 2MP macro unit. These camera sensors are housed inside a square-shaped module and arranged in 2x2 format. The LED flash stays outside this arrangement. The fingerprint scanner is mounted on the side.
The Galaxy A12 is powered by an octa-core processor. The name of the chipset is unknown but it's suspected to be Helio P35 SoC. The CPU is coupled with 3GB/4GB/6GB RAM options and accompanied by 32GB/64GB/128GB storage options. There is a microSD option included as well which can expand the storage to 1TB. It features the 6.5-inch HD+ Infinity-V display that has a notch that carries an 8MP sensor.
Coming to the Galaxy A02s, the phone features a 6.5-inch HD+ Infinity-V display and is powered by Snapdragon 450 octa-core processor clocked at 1.8GHz. It gets 3GB RAM and 32GB storage that can be expanded further using a microSD card.
The Galaxy A02s has three cameras on the back arranged in a rectangular-shaped module on the top left corner. The module houses 13MP primary sensor, 2MP macro secondary lens, and a 2MP depth unit. The 5,000mAh battery is a huge increment over the 3,000mAh battery that came with the Galaxy A01.
The price of the Galaxy A02s is €150 ($178). It will go on sale from February 2021 in Black and White color options. The price of the Galaxy A12 for the 64GB variant is €179 ($212). It will be available from January 2021.