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Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Galaxy A01: Samsung’s most affordable smartphone?

The Korean tech giant is releasing new phones almost every fortnight and that’s a testament to their growing market and ideas. Inexpensive phones like the A01 are always appreciated on the market by those not looking to splurge on luxurious vanity but still to stay connected to the world through social media. The market all over the world is always in fact receptive to new models of such affordability.

The Samsung A-series has traditionally been for mid-range to low-end phones with some features that make them stand out from other “cheap” devices. Today, the tech giant quietly announced another A-series device: the Galaxy A01.

The Samsung Galaxy A01 wasn’t a device which received major marketing or even buzz in the community. The company itself did not give much fanfare to the phone either, simply publishing the product page on its website. That’s a shame, though, because the specs make it seem like a decent phone – it has a cheaper body and display, but internals that make up for it.


Rumors of the Galaxy A01 first surfaced a couple of months back when a few specifications of the device leaked online from a Geekbench listing. The Galaxy A01 that has a model number SM-A015F was first considered as a Qualcomm reference phone (testing device), and not much thought was given to Samsung’s intentions of mass-producing the device. Later it was believed that it may debut as Galaxy A5. However, the FCC certification has revealed that it will be called Galaxy A01.

The phone comes with a 5.70-inch touchscreen display. This is certainly one of Samsung’s lower-end displays as Super AMOLED is not mentioned. The notch houses the 5MP front shooter for the selfie camera and there are two on the back: a 13 Megapixel (f/2.2) main camera and a 2 Megapixel (f/2.4) depth sensor.

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The Samsung Galaxy A01 is powered by octa-core (4×1.95GHz + 4×1.45GHz) it comes with 2GB of RAM. The phone packs 16GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to via a microSD card. The phone runs on an Android operating system and is powered by a 3000mAh. It measures 146.30 x 70.88 x 8.34 (height x width x thickness). Connectivity options include Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Sensors on the phone include Proximity sensor, Accelerometer and Ambient light sensor.