Samsung Galaxy A12 and Samsung Galaxy A02s are Samsung’s newest budget devices

Samsung Galaxy A12 and Samsung Galaxy A02s are Samsung’s newest budget devices

Samsung has rolled out two new entry-level handsets, the Samsung Galaxy A12 and Samsung Galaxy A02s. As you’d expect, the A12 is a successor for the A11, which was only released in March, while the A02s supersedes the A01s, introduced this time last year.

According to GSMArena, both devices clock in at under $220 and manage to keep a fairly impressive feature set and with the slightly odd timing, these seem to be aimed at combating OnePlus’s recent Nord N10 and Nord N100. We’ve not got all the specifications yet, but nevertheless, let’s take a look at them, one at a time.

Samsung Galaxy A12

Samsung Galaxy A12

SpecificationSamsung Galaxy A12
BuildPlastic/Glass
Dimensions & Weight
  • 164 x 75.8 x 8.9mm
  • 205g
Display6.5-inch HD+ Infinity-V
SoCTBC – 2.3/1.8GHz Octacore
RAM & Storage
  • 3/4/6GB RAM
  • 32/64/128GB Storage + microSD up to 1TB
Battery & Charging
  • 5000mAh
  • 15W wired
SecuritySide-mounted Fingerprint Sensor
Rear Camera(s)
  • 48MP
  • 5MP ultrawide
  • 2MP Macro
  • 2MP Depth
Front Camera(s)8MP
Port(s)USB-C
Audio3.5mm headphone jack
ConnectivityWifi/Bluetooth/A-GPS (no NFC)
SoftwareAndroid 10

The Samsung Galaxy A12 boasts a 20% bigger battery than its predecessor at 5000mAh, with 15w charging. The biggest upgrade is the quad-camera, which adds a 48MP main lens and a 2MP macro unit, on top of the 5MP ultrawide lens and 2MP depth sensor from the A11.

The display is a 6.5-inch HD+ Infinity-V with a modest notch for the 8MP front camera. We’re not told what version of Android is shipped at launch, but we’d expect it to be Android 10, with an update at a later date. The processor is also yet to be confirmed but seems to be a Helio P35 with a 2.3GHz/1.8GHz BIG.little octa-core formation.

There are variants for both RAM (3GB, 4GB, 6GB) and storage (32GB, 64GB, 128GB) with a microSD slot to add up to 1TB of extra storage.

Samsung Knox is onboard, a nice bonus for a budget handset, and there’s a side-mounted fingerprint reader too. The A12 is available in Black, Blue, White, or Red at 179 Euros ($212)/199 Euros ($236) depending on the configuration.

Samsung Galaxy A02s

 

SpecificationSamsung Galaxy A02s
BuildPlastic/Glass
Dimensions & WeightTBC
Display6.5-inch HD+ Infinity-V
SoCTBC – Snapdragon 450
RAM & Storage
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB Storage + microSD up to 1TB
Battery & Charging
  • 5000mAh
  • 15W wired
Rear Camera(s)
  • 13MP
  • 2MP macro
  • 2MP depth
Front Camera(s)5MP
Port(s)microUSB
Audio3.5mm headphone jack
ConnectivityWiFi/Bluetooth/A-GPS (no NFC)
SoftwareAndroid 10

The more modest A02s has the same 5000mAh battery as the A12, a huge leap from the 3000mAh of its predecessor. Once again it can take a 15w charge. It has a triple rear camera configuration, with a 13MP primary lens flanked by macro and depth units at 2MP a piece.

It has the same 6.5-inch HD+ Infinity-V display and an Octacore processor clocking in at 1.8GHz. It may or may not be a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450. There’s only one variant for this one — 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, with the same microSD slot with up to 1TB capacity.

The A02s won’t be on sale until early 2021 (February, we think). It’ll come in black and white, for 150 Euros ($177).

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Chris Merriman
Chris Merriman

I am the UK News Editor at XDA Developers. I’ve been writing about technology for over a decade for the likes of The Inquirer, where I was Associate Editor, Computer Shopper UK, and IT Pro. I’ve also appeared on Sky News, BBC, Al Jazeera and recently left a long-running weekly tech news spot on TalkRadio UK. My love of technology comes from my family who hail from the pioneering days of Silicon Valley - in fact my Grandfather worked on Mercury, Gemini and Apollo. I’ve been using smartphones (and reading XDA) since the HTC Canary in 2003. I’m also a smart home obsessive. You can find me tweeting as @ChrisTheDJ or email me at [email protected]