5G has landed and with it, comes a barrage of new release 5G-enabled phones. Right now, however, they're damn expensive meaning many Australians are locked out of upgrading. Samsung's upcoming 5G entry might be about to change all that.
We've had to wait a little while for Samsung's first 5G phone, but it's now here. It has similar specs to the S10+, albeit with a bigger battery and improved camera setup. But the main focus has been on its ability to access a faster network. But considering the state of 5G right now, and that's when you can actually find it - the Galaxy S10 5G just isn't worth the mark up.
Samsung has just announced it's releasing the mid-range Galaxy A90 and it has 5G connectivity.
The issue, up until now, is that while 5G promises impressive speeds for Australians fed up with shoddy internet connections, the 5G-enabled phones on the market right now are extremely expensive. Samsung's recently released Galaxy Note 10+ 5G costs $1999 to buy outright, for example.
While the price hasn't yet been announced, the A90's mid-range specs suggest it will be in a much more affordable price range. It offers a 6.7-inch AMOLED display with an infinity screen as well as a 32-megapixel front camera and a 48-megapixel three-lens camera array on the rear. Peep for the full specs dump below.
|Galaxy A90 5G|
|Dimensions||164.8 x 76.4 x 8.4mm, Weight: 206g|
|CPU||Octa Core (2.84GHz + 2.42GHz + 1.8GHz)|
|Memory||6GB / 8GB RAM, 128GB Internal Storage, Micro SD slot (up to 512GB/ 6GB only)|
|Display||6.7-inch Full HD+ (1080x2400), Super AMOLED, Infinity-U Display|
|Cameras||Rear: 48MP (F2.0) + 5MP Depth (F2.2) + 8MP Ultra Wide (F2.2). Front: 32MP (F2.0)|
|Network||5GNon Standalone (NSA), Sub6|
|Battery||4,500 mAh (typical), 25W Super Fast Charging|
While the phone will be available in South Korea from September 4, its Australian release date and pricing is not yet confirmed.
Samsung Australia has confirmed it's working with its operator and retail partners regarding the Galaxy A90 5G's launch Down Under. The pricing and release date are expected to be shared in the coming weeks.
While it's fun to follow all the latest phone releases, flagships are becoming less accessible, price-wise, for the average Australian. Thankfully, mid-range releases are increasingly giving us some of the cool features for a fraction of the price. Samsung, seeing us plebs desperate for amazing tech but not willing to take out a mortgage to own it, has released a two new competitors to appease us.