The busy month of March continues, as nowadays some new Samsung phones are launching.
No, this isn’t any other Galaxy S22 member of the debut of the Galaxy Z Fold 4 or Z Flip 4. No, Samsung has confirmed that it’s for participants of its Galaxy A-line, which is a family of Android handsets that sits around the lower-mid-range price tier.
Samsung doesn’t typically make much of a song-and-dance about its new Galaxy A phones, tending to drop them with the aid of a press release (if that), so the truth it’s holding a massive fancy launch event to exhibit off these new devices suggests that something interesting is coming.
The Samsung Galaxy A Event kicks off at 7 am PT / 10 am ET / 2 pm GMT / 10 pm ACT, and you can watch it through YouTube here.
However you may find it extra beneficial to follow alongside with this live blog, so we can guide you thru the match as it takes place – we’ll additionally be running it early, so you can get to comprehend what we’re expecting, and after the event, so we can analyze what showed up.
This A-series phone did something a bit different – it had no front-facing camera, however when you wanted to take a selfie, the returned panel rose and the rear cameras flipped around.
It was once a cool novelty, again in 2019 when pop-up cameras had been in vogue, however, the company never released an A81 or A82 to keep the flame alive.
Will we see the A83 this year? We would not put money on it.
We were actually hoping for more Samsung phones to debut today beyond the A33 and A53.
For example, an A13 or A03 could be a good super-affordable alternative to all the other handsets, especially if they’re 5G phones too – devices below the $200 barrier always do well.
In addition, an A73 or A93 would be a great top-end phone, particularly if they had a top screen and also great internals to be great for mobile gamers.
Can the poster tell us anything?
Obviously, the As mean A series, and each is presented in a series of colorful ways.
If we had to guess, we’d say that these different colors could refer to different camera modes – maybe there’s a lightning filter or an emoji face-replacement tool. But it could also regard different color options for the phones, with pink, orange and blue ones.
Alternatively, it could just be a thematic mood board, that we shouldn’t read too far into.
A new Galaxy A5X phone will be good news for people who want a Samsung phone on a budget.
This is one of Samsung’s most popular lines of the handset, as it brings Galaxy S features to a lower price point, and this writer knows quite a few people who have Galaxy A phones – more so than other devices.
We’ll have to see if those leaked features are correct or not – and what exists beyond the specs list.
We saw a pretty deep dive into a Galaxy A53 recently – since that’s a phone that hasn’t been announced yet, we’re expecting it to show up today.
This came as the phone is currently on sale in Kenya, and specs on the box showed off its 6.52-inch screen, 4,500mAH battery, 64MP + 12MP + 5MP + 5MP camera combo, 32MP selfie camera, and 5G connectivity. Oopsie.
Galaxy A53: This phone would be a successor to the Galaxy A52 released last year, retaining that device’s 6.5-inch screen size and 120Hz refresh rate, as well as its quadruple camera setup. We expect a bigger battery and a more powerful processor based on Galaxy A53 rumors.
Galaxy A33: Like the A53, this phone replaces a popular model that came out last year, the Galaxy A32. Expect little to change save for an improved chipset, though one rumor suggests the A33 may switch to an OLED panel.
Galaxy A73: The rumor mill isn’t as convinced that this phone will debut today, but if it does, we’re looking for a 6.7-inch screen and a camera array that includes a telephoto lens at a lower price than the Galaxy S22 lineup. Since that sounds a lot like the Galaxy S21 FE that just debuted, it’s possible that the Galaxy A73 wouldn’t ship in the U.S.
iPhone SE 2022
is the current budget phone darling that’s grabbing headlines, the Galaxy A33 and A53 will need to also square off against the Google Pixel 5a.
While the rumroed specs put the Galaxy phones on top, Google’s latest budget phone is a bit of a triumph, offering a great take on Android in a neat package with killer phone photography, all for under $400.