Samsung is expected to release the Galaxy A22 soon. This entry-level smartphone could have a weighty argument to seduce: being 5G compatible. One way to democratize technology and also to counter the Chinese manufacturers who did not wait to rush into the breach.
5G is coming slowly, but is still hardly affordable. High-end smartphones are already all equipped in 2020. However, they only represent a very small part of the market and democratization will go through less expensive terminals. Samsung could embrace this philosophy with the Galaxy A22, which could be 5G, according to Korean media.
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The Daum site indeed claims that the next star of entry-level smartphones from Samsung will be 5G. The goal of the builder is to bring this functionality to as many people as possible with a terminal sold under 200 euros.
5G at a low price
The point is, 5G is still synonymous with an expensive smartphone. However, some Chinese manufacturers, such as Realme, Oppo or Xiaomi, are becoming more and more aggressive in terms of prices on compatible smartphones. Daum says Samsung should release Galaxy A22 5G in the second quarter of 2021 and thus catch up. It would then be the brand’s smartphone compatible with the new network at the lowest price. Note that for this model, Samsung could work with an external subcontractor based in China, while keeping the focus on development. One way to cut back on the final price.
At the moment, there are no leaks on the Galaxy A22 5G, if not the presence of the 5G chip. To give an idea, the previous Galaxy A21 model had a very modest technical sheet. It was equipped with a 6.5-inch 720p screen, a low-power Exynos processor (4G compatible), 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage. Unsurprisingly, the Galaxy A22 should be in the same range regarding its specs.
The Galaxy A22 could therefore be an important smartphone for Samsung in 2021. It remains to be seen whether the Corréen manufacturer will not be given priority by other historic manufacturers by then.