Samsung has launched a new budget 5G smartphone in India, which has safely become the company’s most affordable one that prepares you for the future. This is the Galaxy A22 5G, which has been expected to reach the Indian shores for a while now. Also Read - Flipkart Big Billion Days Sale to begin soon: Up to 80 percent discount on electronics
The smartphone joins the previous affordable 5G phone by Samsung, the Galaxy M42 5G and has been launched in addition to its 4G counterpart. Here’s a look at what all it brings to the table. Also Read - Affordable Samsung Galaxy M52 5G phone set to launch in India on September 19
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G is here
The Galaxy A22 5G is also the first 5G phone in the Galaxy A series. It comes with a number of attractions that include a 90Hz screen, a MediaTek Dimensity 700 chip, and more. If this reminds you of something, you are not alone. This is the same chip seen on the Redmi Note 10T 5G, the Poco M3 Pro 5G, and even the Realme Narzo 30 5G. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy M22 powered by Helio G80 SoC unveiled: Here's a look at its specifications
To elaborate on the spec sheet, the A22 5G gets a 6.6-inch Full HD+ waterdrop notched screen with a 90Hz refresh rate. This phone misses on the AMOLED touch, which is seen on the Galaxy A22 4G and even the Galaxy M42 5G.
It comes in two RAM and storage configurations: 6GB of RAM coupled with 128GB of storage and 8GB of RAM with the same storage capacity.
The camera department gets three rear cameras: a 48-megapixel main camera, a 5-megapixel ultra-wide lens, and a 2-megapixel macro camera. The front gets an 8-megapixel snapper for selfies and video calling. The phone is backed by a 5,000mAh battery that supports 15W of fast charging. The competition, on the other hand, offers 18W fast charging and this could mean a drawback for the phone. But, it remains to be seen how this phone’s battery optimisation is like.
The device runs Samsung One UI 31.1 based on Android 11. Additionally, it comes with Dolby Atmos, a USB Type-C port, memory card support, and more. There are three colour options to choose from, namely, Grey, Mint, and Violet.
The Samsung Galaxy A22 5G is priced at Rs 19,999 (6GB/128GB) and Rs 21,999 (8GB/128GB). This is cheaper than the Galaxy M42 5G, which starts at Rs 21,999. However, it is expensive if its direct rivals are taken into consideration as they fall under Rs 15,000.
It will be available to buy via the Samsung online store and leading offline/online stores. Interested buyers can get a cashback of Rs 1,500 on the use of HDFC Bank cards.