2022 Samsung Galaxy A series: What we know so far

The Galaxy A series has proven to be a solid choice for the majority of people who want a decent-performing handset that gets the basics done without breaking the bank. This has also been brought to light with the Galaxy A12 taking the crown of the best-selling Android smartphone globally in 2021.

To keep the momentum going, the South Korean tech giant has announced a revamp of the series with five new smartphones at different price points targeting different markets from the entry-level to borderline flagship performance. The five new A series entrants are as follows:

  • Galaxy A13
  • Galaxy A23
  • Galaxy A33 5G
  • Galaxy A53 5G
  • Galaxy A73 5G

Bar the Galaxy A13 and Galaxy A23, all the other Galaxy A series smartphones have 5G variants.

Galaxy A13 and A23

From the official specs sheet, the Galaxy A13 will run on Android 12 with Samsung’s One UI 4.1 layered on top of it.

Samsung Galaxy A13

Under the hood, an Exynos 850 chipset with several memory configurations, i.e 3/4/6 GB of RAM and 32/64/128 GB of internal storage will come standard depending on the RAM/storage configuration you prefer.

The quad rear camera setup gets a boost from the one in the Galaxy A12 with a 50 MP main sensor, 5 MP sensor for ultra-wide, and two 2 MP sensors for macro and depth shots. The selfie camera will be the tried and tested single 8 MP sensor

The Galaxy A13 retains 4G connectivity, however, there is a 5G version available in the international market for a higher price.

Interestingly, the Galaxy A23 will also feature the same rear and selfie camera setup as the ones in the Galaxy A13. There will also be an option for either the 4G or 5G version of the device.

Samsung Galaxy A23

As expected, it will also run Android 12 with One UI 4.1 however, the memory configurations start at 4 GB of RAM with the other ones being either 6 GB or 8 GB coupled with either 64 GB or 128 GB of internal storage.

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The Snapdragon 680 4G chipset expected to power the Galaxy A23  is what really separates it from the Galaxy A13, as it is more powerful compared to the Exynos 850 present in the A13.

Galaxy A33 5G, A53 5G, and A73 5G

The Galaxy A53 5G will get an earlier release on March 25 just like the A13 and A23, however, the A33 5G and A73 5G will get a later release on April 22.

These three models fall right in the middle range segment and all of them support 5G connectivity, as is quite common in 2022 for devices trying to win the market here.

Samsung has not yet revealed what processors they will be powered by, other than mentioning it will be an octa-core rated at 2.4 GHz.

They all have a quad setup for the rear camera follows;

  1. Galaxy A33 5G – 48 MP(wide), 8 MP (ultra-wide), 5 MP (macro), 2 MP(depth) |Selfie – 13 MP
  2. Galaxy A53 5G – 64 MP(wide), 12 MP (ultra-wide), 5 MP (macro), 5 MP(depth) | Selfie – 32 MP
  3. Galaxy A73 5G – 108 MP(wide), 12 MP (ultra-wide), 5 MP (macro), 5 MP(depth) | Selfie – 32 MP

In terms of display, they all support a high refresh rate with the A53 5G and A73 5G hitting 120 Hz while the A33 hits 90 Hz which is still decent for a device starting at Ksh 35,000

Samsung looks to have covered all the price points with this refresh to their Galaxy A-series lineup. We will provide more detailed information regarding each device once they get their official release.

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Pricing of the devices is as follows:

  • Galaxy A13 – Kshs 17,000
  • Galaxy A23 – Kshs 30,000
  • Galaxy A33 5G – Kshs 35,000
  • Galaxy A53 5G – Kshs 50,000
  • Galaxy A73 5G – Kshs 60,000

As of the time of publishing this, only the Galaxy A53 5G is available for purchase in the country. The rest of the devices will soon be available.

Naftaly is a Computer Science graduate with a passion for tech, video games and pop culture. When he is not writing articles for AndroidKenya, he is probably rewatching the Lord of the Rings trilogy for the hundredth time. Email at criskariuki@gmail.com Twitter @KarisNaftaly

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