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Samsung Galaxy A55: Everything you need to know

When will the new mid-range handset be released?

For a long time, Samsung’s Galaxy A50 series has been one of the top selections at its pricing range.

While the Galaxy A53 from 2022 was an exception, the Galaxy A54 is once again one of the top phones under £500/$500.

So it’s no wonder that the next model, possibly dubbed the Galaxy A55, is highly awaited. Here’s all we know thus far.

When will the Samsung Galaxy A55 be released?

Galaxy A-series phones are usually released early in the year, around the end of the first quarter.

Samsung’s timeline with the series has been very consistent in recent years, and we have no reason to suspect any different in 2024:

  • Galaxy A54 – 15 March 2023
  • Galaxy A53 – 17 March 2022
  • Galaxy A52 – 17 March 2021

Unlike Samsung decides to do something different, expect the Galaxy A55 to launch around March 2024.

How much will the Samsung Galaxy A55 cost?

At this time, there is no precise pricing information. However, the costs of earlier generations offer us a sense of what to expect:

  • Galaxy A54: £449/$449
  • Galaxy A53: £399/$449
  • Galaxy A52: £399/$499

As you can see, the price has fluctuated little throughout the years. Even if the price of the Galaxy A55 rises, it will still be less than £500/$500.

What specs and features will Samsung Galaxy A55 have?

Samsung has yet to confirm the Galaxy A55’s existence, much alone divulge any specifics about the phone. But it hasn’t stopped rumors from proliferating on the internet; here are the most important ones.

Design

Exclusive renderings of the phone in three colors have been posted by Android Headlines, offering an early look at its design. These renderings show the Galaxy A55 in the colors Awesome Iceblue, Awesome Lilac, and Awesome Navy.

Exclusive render of the Galaxy A55
Exclusive render of the Galaxy A55

Exclusive render of the Galaxy A55

For the most part, the phone looks identical to its predecessor, the Galaxy A54. However, it appears that the corporation is distinguishing its mid-range models with a new design aspect.

In December, Samsung debuted the Key Island design with the Galaxy A15 and Galaxy A25. On the right side, it has a slightly higher frame surrounding the power and volume buttons. According to the renderings, the Galaxy A55 now has the similar design, with antenna lines on the frame revealing a metal structure.

Aside from that, the frame is completely flat with rounded edges, and the front and rear have a level surface. The rear camera array comprises of three lenses, similar to the designs of the Galaxy A54 and Galaxy S23. A side shot of the phone shows that the camera lenses protrude substantially from the body, with an LED flash placed next to the vertical camera module.

On the front, the Galaxy A55 features a flat display with substantial bezels. The chin is slightly thicker than the other three sides, resulting in asymmetrical bezels. The punch hole cutout for the selfie camera is centrally located at the top.

The SIM slot will propably be located on the top of the device, while the bottom will host a Type-C charging port and a speaker. In terms of dimensions, the device is expected to measure approximately 161.1 x 77.3 x 8.2mm.

Display

Once again, there are no confirmed rumors concerning the Galaxy A55’s display specifications. Given how fantastic the screen of the Galaxy A54 is already, there isn’t much to improve here. Nobody should be disappointed if Samsung sticks to its guns here.

According to MySmartPrice, the forthcoming Galaxy A55 might include a 6.5-inch flat display with a centered Infinity-O front camera. A Full HD+ resolution (between 720p and 1080p) and a screen refresh rate of up to 120Hz are expected characteristics.

Performance

The performance of the Galaxy A50-series has perhaps been its most contentious aspect. For two years, Samsung used an Exynos 1280 chip in the Galaxy A52 and A53, which was significantly weak in comparison to the competition (and, to top it off, wasn’t the greatest in terms of power economy).

The Exynos 1380 processor was chosen by the Korean manufacturer for the Galaxy A54. It wasn’t the best performance in its class, but it was a big advance over its predecessor, thus it was well welcomed, even though many people expected a transfer to Qualcomm processors.

It appears that Samsung is keen on utilizing its own CPUs in mid-range phones, and it appears like the Galaxy A55 will be equipped with the forthcoming Exynos 1480. The information comes from the Dutch tech blog GalaxyClub and is based on the most recent codename leak.

Performance on the Galaxy A54 is solid, but there’s still room for improvement

Geekbench 6 findings appear to show that the Galaxy A55 will be powered by the latest SoC, which is commonly assumed to be the Exynos 1480. It also displays an unusual GPU choice: the Xclipse 530, which is based on AMD’s RDNA2 architecture, rather than the normal Mali GPU. This change may allow the A55 to implement ray tracing in games, however this is not yet proven.

Despite the promising GPU, the CPU gains over the Exynos 1380 are not significant, according to test findings. The A55 prototype scored 1127 in the single-core test and 3090 in the multi-core test, slightly outperforming the A54, which earned 1108 and 2797 points, respectively, according to GSMArena. The RAM remains the same as in the A54, at 8 GB.

Cameras

The same GalaxyClub article is claiming that Galaxy A55 will not bring anything new to the table when it comes to the cameras. Granted, the photos from Galaxy A54 are already great for the price, so sticking to the package from the previous model might not be a bad move, especially if Samsung adds its advanced software processing.

What’s more disappointing is the news – or lack thereof – about the front camera. It appears that the Galaxy A55 will again use the same 32MP front camera sensor. What’s worse, it’s the same sensor that first appeared in Galaxy A51 four years ago. A reminder, if one were needed, that this is not a flagship phone.

Battery and charging

There is no information available regarding the Samsung Galaxy A55’s battery and charging situation. We expect it to be pretty similar to the previous generation, with a 5000mAh battery and not particularly amazing charging rates – perhaps about 25W once again.

Software

The Galaxy A55 will undoubtedly run Android 14 out of the box, with Samsung’s One UI 6 layer on top. This will result in some intriguing enhancements to Samsung’s ecosystem. Furthermore, you can anticipate excellent software support, with four major Android upgrades for the Galaxy A55 most likely.

Achraf Grini
Achraf Grini
Hello This is AG. I am a Tech lover and I have long been a promoter and editor for a shopping company, I have followed smartphones and headphones and others. I covers iOS, Android, Windows and macOS, writing tutorials, buying guides and reviews.
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