Samsung Galaxy A22 5G Could Be the Cheapest 5G Phone on the Market Next Year, Reports a Korean Publication

Faisal Rasool

Leaks surrounding the next generation of Samsung’s Galaxy A series have started picking up pace. And to no one’s surprise, every model so far has support for 5G (just as Koren tech has promised going forward). Currently, the cheapest 5G phone in their catalog is the Galaxy A42 5G. The Samsung Galaxy A32 5G is expected to take its place soon. But based on a report from Korea, the Galaxy A22 5G, a cheaper entry-level model is coming next year.

Chinese phone-makers have been flooding the market with low-end, wallet-friendly 5G phones. And with Samsung Galaxy A22 5G and other new galaxy A 5G lineup, the South Korean company is going in direct competition with Realme, Vivo, Xiaomi, and the likes.

To do so, the company is outsourcing its mid and low-end phones. A Chinese JDM (Joint Development Manufacturer) will be designing and manufacturing the A22 5G for Samsung. 

The Korean publication didn’t share any specification details, but the 5G successor of Samsung Galaxy A21s will start from KRW 200,000 (~ Rs. 28,999). That’s much cheaper than the Realme V5 5G — currently the most affordable 5G phone on the market. They further note that the Galaxy A32 5G is launching in the first half of 2021, and the A22 5G in the second half.

MediaTek recently unveiled an entry-level 5G chipset, the Dimensity 700. This chip and its 7nm fabrication process could power the upcoming Galaxy A22 5G — a dramatic upgrade from the MediaTek Helio P35 inside the Galaxy A21.

Even if you consider 5G a gimmick (which it is, for countries like Pakistan where 5G isn’t available), the new-gen hardware will give the Samsung Galaxy A22 an edge in performance.


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