2021 seems to be the year that 5G phones really break through price limits and also get into the hands of budget buyers. While Chinese brands like Realme and Xiaomi have launched 5G-enabled phones that cost just $ 200 in recent months, Samsung is set to make the list again this year. And unsurprisingly, we already have a massive leak showing off the company’s upcoming dirt-cheap 5G phone – the Galaxy A22.
Leakster Steve H. aka @OnLeaks (via Voice) shared some detailed renders and a 360-degree video of the Galaxy A22 5G that gives us a clear view of it from all sides. The leakster mentions that the Galaxy A22 will be Samsung’s cheapest 5G phone, but there’s no word on how much it will cost. As a budget phone, of course, the build is made of plastic and some pretty thick bezels for you to keep your eyes on. The fingerprint sensor has been built into the power button, and there’s also a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Over there in front, The Galaxy A22 5G offers a 6.5-inch display with a V-shaped notch, a design language Samsung proudly calls Infinity-V. There’s no word on the resolution numbers and other parameters like brightness, but none would be high enough to scorch your retina given the price range it falls under. Samsung seems to have left out the more modern hole punch design here as a cost-cutting measure, but that’s not really where the device’s real appeal lies. Do you remember the whole “cheapest 5G phone” hoopla?
There are three cameras on the back, but we also don’t know how many pixels are behind each lens on the sensor. The lenses are surrounded by a square camera hump with rounded corners, and at first glance it looks like Samsung was inspired by the Google Pixel 4a 5G. Unfortunately, details on innards like the processor, battery capacity, and camera hardware are not yet known, nor are we aware of an expected price or an official launch date.
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