Echoing a theme that will be repeated much more this year, Samsung has announced a very inexpensive 5G phone. The Galaxy A32 5G debuts first in Europe and starts at € 279 for a 64 GB version or € 299 for 128 GB. There is no official word yet on whether it will come to the United States.
The A32 5G offers a 6.5-inch 1600 x 900 screen, a 5,000 mAh battery and a side-mounted fingerprint reader. Its rear camera array includes a 48 megapixel main camera, an 8 megapixel ultra-wide, a 2 megapixel depth-sensitive camera and the mandatory 5-megapixel macro camera. Around the front, it offers a 1
Samsung does not say which processor the phone uses, only that it is a 2.0 GHz octa-core chipset, but 9to5Google suspects it’s a Dimensity 720. And unlike the flagship phones debuting today, the A32 5G will offer a microSD card slot for storage expansion. Samsung Germany says the phone will be available from February 12th. Color options include (get ready for it) “stunning black”, “stunning white”, “stunning blue” and “stunning violet.”
2021 should see no shortage of affordable 5G phones. We’ve already reviewed the OnePlus Nord N10 5G, which just arrived in the US for $ 299. The arrival of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 480 5G chip also paves the way for even cheaper devices under $ 200. We’d still like to remind you that 5G alone is not a good reason to buy a new phone, but it is becoming more and more likely that anyone new phone you are considering this year will offer 5G regardless.