Samsung announces successor to cheapest Galaxy phone

Samsung has announced the A03s, the successor to the cheapest smartphone that the manufacturer has in the European range, the A02s. The phone has, among other things, a fingerprint scanner, which its predecessor did not have.

Samsung has shown the phone in India, but there is a chance that the device will also end up in European stores later. The fingerprint scanner is located in the power button on the side of the phone. Compared to its predecessor, the device also changes soc. Where the A02s has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, the A03s has a MediaTek Helio P35.

Other characteristics are the same compared to the predecessor, such as the 6.5″ LCD with a resolution of 1600×720 pixels. The camera setup also seems identical, with a primary 13-megapixel camera on the back, assisted by a 2-megapixel camera. megapixel macro camera and a depth sensor.On the front is a 5-megapixel camera in the notch of the screen.

The phone is the same size and weight as its predecessor: 164.2×75.9×9.1mm at 196grams. The battery has a capacity of 5000mAh and can be charged with 15W via the USB-C port. The device runs on Android 11 with Samsung One UI 3 over it. Predecessor A02s costs 149 euros. The A03s comes out in India for 11500 rupees, which is currently about 132 euros. That’s for the cheapest configuration with 3GB of memory and 32GB of storage. The 4/64GB variant costs converted around 144 euros.