Samsung announces Galaxy F13 with huge 6,000mAh battery

The Galaxy F Series from Samsung is not as widely known as the A-series or the Galaxy S Series. While the A-series tend to lean on the budget side while the S series leans on the premium side, the F series tries to fill the gaps between the two lineups.

By and large, the Galaxy F Series (Fan series) is still affordable and offers some features that are not packed on other affordable Samsung devices like the Galaxy A12 or the A13.

The Galaxy F13, which is the newest F-Series device that has been announced by Samsung sticks true to this formula spotting a massive 6,000 mAh battery, which is unusual for Samsung as most of the company’s other devices in the same price range have 5,000 mAh rated batteries.

The device will first be available in India starting 29th June, but like other devices, it will slowly make its way to the Kenyan market in the weeks and months to come.

In addition to the 6,000 mAh battery, the Galaxy F13 comes with a 15W-rated charger, which is quite disappointing as the huge battery will likely see a charging time of almost 2 hours before you get to 100 percent.

However, you can get around these long waiting times by pushing the Galaxy F13 during the day and then leaving it overnight to charge.

The huge battery also plays a big part in the device weighing 200g, despite having a plastic body. The phone’s thickness of just over 9 mm will also make the phone feel bulky after sustained usage, or when using it one-handed.

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Two variants of the Galaxy F13 have been confirmed, both having 4GB of RAM, but one has 64GB of internal storage while the other has 128GB. The good news is they all have a dedicated microSD slot that can handle up to 1TB more.

Both variants will feature support for virtual RAM expansion, which will effectively take the devices’ RAM to 8 GB should you enable it. The Galaxy F13 also has another trick up its sleeves: having a dynamic SIM switch feature that will automatically switch to the SIM card that is currently having the better network reception.

The camera set-up is conventional Samsung, featuring the same configuration that is also found on the Galaxy M13. The rear has 50-megapixels for the main sensor, in addition to a 5-megapixel sensor for ultrawide shots and 2-megapixels for depth. The selfie camera, on the other hand, features an 8-megapixel shooter for your video calling needs

As expected at this time of the year, the device will come with Android 12 out of the box, with One UI coated on top of it. Under the hood is an Exynos 850 chipset, which should offer some decent performance for the price.

Speaking of price, the 4GB + 64GB variant is listed at Rs 11,999 (Kshs 18,000) while the 4GB + 128GB version will retail at Rs 12,999 (Kshs 20,000).

Whether the Galaxy F13 is worth getting over the Galaxy A12 or A13 will boil down to whether having a bigger battery is worth the cost of carrying around a bulkier and heavier phone.

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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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