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The Samsung Galaxy A Series has long been home to some of the best smartphones for shoppers on a budget. That tradition is continuing into 2022 with two new 5G products: the Galaxy A13 and Galaxy A03S. Still, they’re going for inflated prices compared to others.
Samsung’s Galaxy A03S is the cheapest of the two new smartphones. It clocks in at $159.99 and hitting the market sometime in January 2022. That’s a small number compared to most flagship phones. But the price is a sizable $50 markup from the Galaxy A02S. Aside from 5G, details for the affordable A03S are scarce. Here’s what we know so far:
Compatible with AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon networks
Features a “long-lasting battery”
Equipped with an unspecified triple camera system
Built-in fingerprint scanner
Although not much was said of the Galaxy A03S, Samsung announced full details for the soon-to-be-released A13. With a sizable 6.5-inch HD+ LCD display, 90Hz refresh rate, 5MP front camera and rear triple camera setup (50MP, 2MP, 2MP), there’s a lot packed into the $249 price tag. That’s still a $70 price hike compared to the last-gen A12, but it’s hard to complain about its loaded spec sheet. Here’s the full rundown:
Display Size: 6.5-inch HD+ LCD
Refresh Rate: 90Hz (Adaptive)
Processor: MTK Dimensity 700 (2 x 2.2Ghz + 6 x 2.0Ghz)
Front Camera: 5MP, F2.0
Main: 50MP, F1.8
Macro: 2MP, F2.4
Depth: 2MP, F2.4
Memory: 64GB RAM
Charging: 15W Fast Charge
OS: Android 11
5G Compatible: Yes (Sub 6)
Audio Input: 3.5mm
It may not have the processing power to give the Galaxy S21 or iPhone 13 a run for their money, but the A13 is more than capable of streaming HD movies, browsing social media or pulling off a bit of multitasking. And if you’re into cloud gaming, 5G connectivity should make this an enticing, affordable option.
The Galaxy A13 arrives December 3 and can be purchased directly from Samsung or through AT&T. A model compatible with T-Mobile will arrive in January 2022.
Check Out These Steep Discounts on Affordable Smartphones
You can buy plenty of great smartphones at bargain bin prices. You can find even lower prices through a variety of promotions. If neither of the above Samsung smartphones caught your eye, be sure to check out the following instead.
Tracfone Motorola Moto e 4G LTE – Sale Price: $51.54 | Regular Price: $59.99
TCL 10 SE – Sale Price: $159.99 | Regular Price: $179.99
Apple iPhone SE – Sale Price: $164.90 | Regular Price: $249.00
Moto G Fast – Sale Price: $169.99 | Regular Price: $199.99
OnePlus 8T – Sale Price: $449.00 | Regular Price: $749.00
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