Just over a month ago, Samsung launched the inexpensive Galaxy A02 smartphone with a price of 150 euros. At the time, however, the company announced that it would not go on sale until early next year. However, in some Asian markets, the phone is already available in retail outlets, according to Samsung’s website. Weird marketing strategies aside, it seems that Samsung has plans to bring the Galaxy A02 to the US market as well.
Verizon, AT&T, and Cricket Wireless may sell the phone
The Galaxy A02s received Wi-Fi Alliance certification today (via SamMobile). While that sounds pretty common, the device has also received Bluetooth SIG certification, and two listings in particular suggest it will be available through carriers as well. The first list includes model numbers SM-A025A and SM-A025Z, while the other covers monikers SM-A025U1_DS and SM-A025V. A quick look at the last few letters in the model numbers suggests that the Galaxy A02 may be worn by Verizon, AT&T, and Cricket Wireless.
The Galaxy A02s has one for the device itself 6.5-inch HD + display (720 x 1600 pixels) with a waterdrop notch on top and chunky bezels. Inside there is an octa-core processor clocked at 1.8 GHz. However, it is unclear whether it is a Qualcomm or an Exynos chip. The device is equipped with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of onboard storage, which can be expanded up to 1 TB via a microSD card.
6.5 ” HD + display, triple rear cameras and a 5,000 mAh battery
On the back you will find three cameras with a 13MP primary snappersits next to a couple of 2MP cameras for macro photography and depth sensing. A 5MP shooter takes care of selfies. Under the hood, the Galaxy A02s packs a pretty big one 5,000mAh battery and also supports 15W charging. The color options on the table are blue, black, and red. All three show geometric patterns on the back. However, the color options available in the US market may vary.
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