Samsung unveiled its latest budget smartphone offering. The new Galaxy A03 arrives a few months after the A02s and is aggressively priced at just £ 139 (around $ 190 USD).
At that price, consumers will get a smartphone with an Octa Core processor and a 6.5-inch Infinity-V display. The phone also comes with four built-in cameras, including a front MP Selfie camera and a rear triple camera that includes a 13MP main camera, a refined 2MP macro camera, and a 2MP depth camera.
The cameras will support facial recognition apps, while the side-mounted fingerprint sensor will allow owners to unlock their phones with a fingerprint recognition scan. The A03s is fully integrated with Samsung’s Galaxy app portfolio, i.e. it supports Samsung Knox, Samsung Health and Samsung Smart Switch solutions.
The phone will debut in the UK on September 24 and will be available on all Samsung channels at the same time. In the meantime, Samsung’s decision to go for a side-mounted fingerprint sensor (rather than an in-display sensor) could suggest that it sees the more tactile side offering as a more reliable option in a device. economic. The company’s mid-range Galaxy A50 and Galaxy A70 phones featured in-display fingerprint sensors when they debuted in 2019, but both faced performance issues that forced Samsung to release a series of software updates in the months following release.
Samsung would eventually release a Galaxy A10 phone with a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. The company has also placed a side sensor in its Galaxy Z Flip 5G Phone in July 2020.