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You don’t want to spend much but need an affordable Galaxy phone with decent specs, there’s an option of Galaxy A32 5G. But again, there’s a new cheapest 5G phone from the same company – meet the Samsung Galaxy A22 5G. The phone will be available in July with starting price at €230. Something weird about the A22 5G, it is a better phone compared to the A32 5G with starting price at €280. Also, there’s a 4G model of the A22 with different specs – beyond the connectivity.

Samsung Galaxy A22 5G launched

The Samsung Galaxy A22 5G is powered by the Dimensity 700 paired with optional 4GB/6GB/8GB RAM and internal storage of 64GB/128GB.

Well, no AMOLED panel this time around, what we have here is a 6.6” LCD with 1080p+ resolution and 90Hz refresh rate. The triple cam on the rear is home to a 48MP main module (no OIS) and a 5MP ultra wide-angle module (plus a depth sensor). The 8MP selfie camera is in a V-shaped notch on the front.

Samsung Galaxy A22 5G Infographics
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G Infographics

Both phones have 5,000mAh batteries and both support 15W fast charging. Also, both have side-mounted fingerprint readers.

Samsung Galaxy A22 5G

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Samsung Galaxy A22 5G Specifications

Network Properties

  • 2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM only)
  • 3G bands: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
  • 4G bands: LTE
  • 5G bands: SA/NSA
  • Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A, 5G

Launch

  • Announced: 2021, June 03
  • Status: Exp. release 2021, July

Design

  • Dimensions: 167.2 x 76.4 x 9 mm (6.58 x 3.01 x 0.35 in)
  • Weight: 203 g (7.16 oz)
  • Build: Glass front, plastic frame, plastic back
  • Colors: Gray, White, Mint, Violet
  • SIM: Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
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Display

  • Type: TFT, 90Hz
  • Size: 6.6 inches, 105.2 cm2 (~82.3% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution: 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~399 ppi density)

Operating System

  • Android 11, One UI Core 3.1

Hardware

  • Chipset: MediaTek MT6833 Dimensity 700 5G (7 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
  • GPU: Mali-G57 MC2
  • Storage: 64GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM
  • Memory Card slot: microSDXC

Cameras

  • Main Camera: Triple
    • 48 MP, f/1.8, (wide), PDAF
    • 5 MP, f/2.2, (ultrawide), 1/5.0″, 1.12µm
    • 2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
  • Features: LED flash, panorama, HDR
  • Video: 1080p@30fps
  • Selfie Camera: Single – 8 MP, f/2.0, (wide)
  • Video: 1080p@30fps

Multimedia

  • Radio:
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • Audio 3.5mm jack: Yes

Connectivity

  • WLAN: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • GPS: Yes
  • NFC:
  • USB: USB Type-C 2.0

Features

  • Sensors: Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity

Battery

  • Battery Type and Capacity: Li-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable
  • Charging: Fast charging 15W

Samsung Galaxy A22 5G Price and Availability

The 4GB and 64GB storage model goes for €230. There is also a model with 128 GB storage, that one can have 4GB, 6GB or 8GB of RAM. The 4/128GB option starts at €250. Note that different countries will get different models, e.g. the Netherlands gets the cheaper 4/64GB, while neighbor Belgium gets the pricier 4/128GB version.

€20 for an extra 64GB sounds reasonable, but the A22 5G has a microSD slot (unlike the A22 4G), so it’s okay to get the smaller option. The 5G model gets the better screen too (in contrast with the A32 pair).

Samsung Galaxy A22 5G in colors

Again, the Samsung Galaxy A22 5G will be available in select regions starting in July at €230 (or slightly more if the 64 GB version is not available). You can pick between four colorways: Gray, White, Mint, and Violet.

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