Samsung steps up it entry-level offer with the Galaxy A02s and the A12

The Entry-level Galaxy A02s now inherits the CPU used in the older Galaxy A11, while the A12 steps unto Mediatek's Helio P35 octa-core CPU

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Samsung have just updates two entry-level smartphone in it A-series; both, a buoyant step-up from their previous generation in all aspects. The company released the Galaxy A01 and the A11 back in December of 2019 and March of 2020 respectively. These two entry devices now have successors; the Galaxy A02s and the A12 respectively, with better specs on both sides.

The Entry-level Galaxy A02s now inherits the CPU used in the older Galaxy A11, while the A12 steps unto Mediatek’s Helio P35 octa-core CPU. Both phones have grown in display as well; for example, the Galaxy A02s now has 6.5-inches display; a solid 0.8-inches larger than the A01, while the A12 on the other hand adds 0.1-inches to the 6.4-inch screen on the previous generation.

Battery is better on both sides too; 5000mAh juice is housed on both device, instead of 3000mAh and 4000mAh on both A01 and A11 respectively. There is no need mentioning camera prowess as the A02s jumped from dual lens on the previous iteration to triple sensors, while the A12 now has four sensor at the back, instead of the triple lens on the A11; moreover, the main camera on the A12 is now 48-megapixel snapper.

Samsung Galaxy A02s Key Specifications and Features

» Display: 6.5-inch IPS LCD 720 x 1560px HD+ with 19.5:9 ratio

» CPU: 1.8GHz octa-core Snapdragon 450 with Adreno 506 GPU

» Storage and RAM: 32 GB and 3GB RAM; expandable up to 512GB via microSD

» OS: Android 10 with One UI

» Camera: Triple-cameras: 13MP f/1.8 main camera; 2MP depth and 2MP macro

» Front camera: 5MP Selfie with f/2.2

» Video recording: 1080p/[email protected]

» Connectivity: Dual Nano-SIM: GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE

» Other Features: FaceID, Micro USB 2.0

» Battery: 5000mAh with 15W charger

Samsung Galaxy A12 Key Specifications and Features

» Dimensions; weight: 1164 x 75.8 x 8.8 mm; 205 grams

» Display: 6.5-inch IPS LCD 720 x 1560px HD+ with 19.5:9 ratio

» CPU: 2.3GHz octa-core MT6765V/CB MediaTek Helio P35 with PowerVR GE8320 GPU

» Storage and RAM: 32/64/128 GB and 3/4/6GB RAM; expandable up to 512GB via microSD

» OS: Android 10 with One UI

» Camera: Quad-cameras: 48MP f/2.0 main camera; 5MP ultra-wide 2MP depth and 2MP macro

» Front camera: 8MP Selfie with F/2.0 aperture

» Video recording: 1080p/[email protected]

» Connectivity: Dual Nano-SIM: GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE

» Other Features: Fingerprint scanner (side), Micro USB 2.0

» Battery: 5000 mAh 15W fast charging

galaxy a12 and galaxy a02

Samsung Galaxy A02s and A12 price and availability

The Samsung Galaxy A02s comes in Black, White, Blue and Red colors, while the Galaxy A12 is available in Black, White, Blue and Red colors as well. The Galaxy A12 will begin selling in January of 2021, while the A02s will be delayed until February of same year.

As for pricing, the A02s is priced at 150 Euros, around $178 USD, while the Galaxy A12 will begin at 179 Euros or $212 USD for the middle model with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage.

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