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Qualcomm’s newly announced Snapdragon 855 is meant for flagship phones. You know, the likes of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 10, or the still delayed Galaxy Fold. But nope, Samsung’s about to shove it into a mid-range device, the Galaxy A90.
According to OnLeaks, one of many smartphone feature leakers that ruin launches for everyone, the Samsung Galaxy A90 will come in two varieties, a stock 4G version and a more kitted-out 5G option.
In order to somehow make amends, I bring you the key specs of these devices 😜
– SM-A908: SD855, 6.7-inch screen with in-display FPS, 48+8+5 rear camera, 5G support.
– SM-A905: SD855, 6.7-inch screen with in-display FPS, 48+12+5 rear camera with exclusive Tilt OIS tech!
— Steve H.McFly (@OnLeaks) June 25, 2019
Both will feature 6.7-inch displays with an underscreen fingerprint reader, similar to the Galaxy A70, and a triple rear camera arrangement. The 4G variant will sport a 48MP, 12MP and 5MP sensor collection, while the 5G device will feature a 48MP, 8MP and 5MP setup.
It’s not clear how much these devices will cost once launched. The Samsung Galaxy A80, the firm’s current mid-range flagship, retails for R12 000. The S10 range starts at R16 000.
Nevertheless, it seems that we’re entering another slightly mad smartphone development cycle, prompted by the likes of the Pocophone F1 and Redmi K20 Pro, that will see mid-range phones sport flagship guts.
Feature image: The Samsung Galaxy A80, by Andy Walker/Memeburn