It’s not even December yet, but given that Samsung is reportedly planning to unveil the high-end Galaxy S21 trio as early as January 2021 (at least according to certain sources), we shouldn’t be that surprised to see the company’s first low-end handsets of next year already made official.
Samsung’s most affordable quad camera device
Granted, the aforementioned €179 will only buy you 64 gigs of local digital hoarding room (presumably paired with a 4GB memory count) starting in January, while the 128GB storage variant is set to cost €199 on the old continent, which may or may not convert to 200 bucks in the US at some point down the line.
The rest of the phone’s specs are fairly unimpressive, including a single 8MP selfie shooter, a TFT “Infinity-V” display with a resolution of 1560 x 720 pixels, a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, microSD card slot, headphone jack, and 4G LTE connectivity only.
An even cheaper handset with a big battery on deck
In many ways, the Galaxy A02s is similar to the A12. But as the name suggests, this thing is slightly humbler, following in the footsteps of a modest Galaxy A01 typically priced at $150 in the US.
Compared to that old thing, the Samsung Galaxy A02s gains a whopping 2,000mAh battery capacity to match the 5,000mAh cell size of the Galaxy A12 while also sporting a significantly larger 6.5-inch screen than the 5.7-inch A01.
Unsurprisingly, the A02s doesn’t rise up to the imaging standards of its costlier cousin, settling for a triple lens system on its back composed of a 13MP primary snapper, 2MP macro camera, and 2MP depth sensor. That’s not bad for a device priced at €150 in Europe with the same trendy Infinity-V design as the A12, not to mention the same 15W fast charging support, microSD card slot, and headphone jack.
Something tells us this phone will also be officially released in the US… eventually at an identical starting price to its humbler predecessor.