Samsung has recently introduced the Galaxy A05, a new addition to its smartphone lineup in the Indian market. This device, priced at around US$120, is a 4G/LTE-only phone that features a dual rear camera setup, including a 50MP main shooter. Despite its ultra-budget category, the Galaxy A05 manages to offer expandable storage for high-resolution photos.
Display and Performance
The Galaxy A05 boasts a 60Hz HD+ display, which is slightly less advanced compared to the FHD+ display of its close relative, the Galaxy A05s. However, it still promises a decent visual experience for its price range. The phone is powered by a MediaTek Helio G85 platform and runs on a slightly outdated One UI 5.1-based operating system. These features, combined with a 5,000mAh battery, are expected to provide “All-day Stamina,” catering to users who prioritize battery life.
Storage and Pricing
The base model of the Galaxy A05 starts with 64GB of internal storage and 4GB of RAM, priced at INR 9,999 (approximately US$120). This price reflects a 20% introductory discount. There’s also a higher-spec model with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, available at INR 12,499 (around US$150). The inclusion of a microSD card slot is a significant advantage, especially considering the starting internal storage capacity.
Availability and Alternatives
Interestingly, the Galaxy A05 is exclusively available through Croma, a retail chain in India, and not on platforms like Amazon.in. For those looking for an alternative within the same series, the Galaxy A05s, starting at INR 13,999 (about US$162), offers at least 128GB of internal storage and is available at a discounted price for a limited time.
The Galaxy A05’s launch adds another option to Samsung’s budget smartphone offerings in India. With its combination of a large battery, expandable storage, and a high-resolution main camera, the Galaxy A05 is positioned as a strong contender in the ultra-budget segment, especially for users who value these specific features.
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