Samsung’s most economical 5G smartphone now has an LTE-only brother

Samsung's most economical 5G smartphone now has an LTE-only brother

The Galaxy A32 is Samsung’s cheapest 5G smartphone, but this one isn’t available in the US, at least not officially. The device costs around 280 euros in selected European markets. However, if you take away 5G support, the Galaxy A32 should be even cheaper.

And that’s exactly what Samsung did, as the South Korean company just unveiled the LTE version of the Galaxy A32. We’re not sure why this particular smartphone is worth a mention, but it looks like Samsung is going all-in on its new A-series regardless of the price range.

It’s important to note that the lack of 5G isn’t the only difference between the LTE-only and 5G-enabled Galaxy A32. After the Galaxy A32 specs were revealed, it is clear that the phone will have a smaller 6.4-inch AMOLED display, unlike the 6.5-inch display on the 5G model.

For some reason, the LTE-only Galaxy A32 has a better camera than the 5G variant, at least on paper. The new phone has a quad camera configuration: 64 MP + 8 MP + 5 MP + 5 MP. For comparison, the 5G version has a similar quad camera setup that consists of 48MP + 8MP + 5MP + 2MP sensors. Even the selfie camera has been upgraded from a 13 to a 20MP sensor.

We already know that the Galaxy A32 5G is powered by MediaTek’s MT6853 Dimensity 720 5G chipset MT6853, but the LTE model cannot contain the same processor. It’s still an octa-core CPU, we just don’t know which ones, as Samsung didn’t announce.

Unlike the Galaxy A32 5G, there will only be a 64GB variant of the LTE model, but the rest of the specs appear to be similar. Based on the spec list, you’d think Samsung upgraded the LTE model a bit to ask for the same price tag as the 5G model. On the other hand, as a pure LTE model, the Galaxy A32 may be intended for other markets.

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