Samsung Releases Its Cheapest 5G Phone Yet (It’s Still Over $1000)

Samsung Releases Its Cheapest 5G Phone Yet (It’s Still Over $1000)
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Samsung has just announced its third 5G phone for Australia. It’s part of its mid-range ‘A’ series, which means it’s the cheapest that the manufacturer has released so far. But because its 5G capable, it still costs a pretty penny.

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The Galaxy A90 5G will become the second Samsung phone in Australia to be free of a Exynos processor. The first to be blessed in this way was the Galaxy Fold.

Instead, the A90 5G will have a top-of-the-line Snapdragon 855, which we have mostly seen in flagship Android phones this year.

It will also have a 6.7-inch FHD+ OLED display, 128GB of storage, a 4,500mAH battery with fast charge and either 6GB or 8GB RAM.

When it comes to the cameras we’re looking at a triple rear array with 48MP main, 5MP depth and 8MP ultra wide lenses. On the front there is a 32MP selfie cam.

The phone will have an RRP of $1,049, which is quite steep for a mid-range phone. Comparatively, the Galaxy A70 (which is the next unit down in the series) is only $649.

That being said, affordable 5G devices aren’t going to be the norm for awhile. They’re not impossible to find, though. At the moment you can pick up a Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 5G on sale for $699.

The Samsung Galaxy A90 is available from today from select retailers as well as Telstra and Optus.