It appears that the Samsung Galaxy A02s is coming to the US. Samsung’s latest budget offering got a few necessary certifications prior to the imminent release. The phone’s Wi-Fi and Bluetooth certifications indicate that it will arrive in both unlocked as well as carrier versions.
Samsung unveiled the Galaxy A02s again in November 2020, alongside the Galaxy A12. The devices were initially announced to the European market. It seems that the Korean company is now preparing to bring the former American side as well.
The Wi-Fi Alliance earlier this week approved variant Galaxy A02s with model number SM-A025U. It is possible that this is the unlocked phone model intended for the US. Plus, the Bluetooth SIG has it too A certified Three variants of the phone have model numbers SM-A025A, SM-A025V, and SM-A025AZ. These should be carrier models for AT&T, Verizon, and Cricket Wireless respectively.
Galaxy A02s may arrive in the US soon
The Galaxy A02s and Galaxy A12 are the first phones Samsung announced for 2021. The first is the two cheapest phones out of the duo. It features a 6.5-inch HD + TFT screen with a V-shaped notch in the center. The phone runs on an unspecified octa-core chipset that operates at a maximum frequency of 1.8GHz. It comes with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage, expandable up to 1 TB via microSD card.
The triple camera unit on the back includes a 13MP main camera, a 2MP macro camera, and a 2MP depth sensor. The front camera is a 5MP sensor. The device is equipped with a 5000 mAh battery and supports 15-watt wired charging.
The Galaxy A02s will likely run Android 10 out of the box. It supports Bluetooth v4.2 as well as dual-band Wi-Fi b / g / n. You also get a 3.5mm headphone jack. Sensors on board include an accelerometer, light sensor and proximity sensor, as well as GPS, Glonass, Beidou and Galileo navigation systems.
When Samsung unveiled the Galaxy A02s and Galaxy A12 for the first time in November of last year, the company said it would start selling the first in February 2021 while the latter would be available in January itself. It has now released the Galaxy A12 in a few markets in Europe and Asia. The phone starts at € 179 (~ $ 220) in Europe.
On the other hand, the Galaxy A02s is slightly cheaper at € 150 (~ $ 180). Also available in select Asian markets, it is available in black, blue, white and red colors.
Of course, Samsung has not officially announced plans to launch either phone in the US. However, it now looks like it’s a good idea to bring the Galaxy A02s at least. We will keep you updated on the price of the new phone in the US and its release date when the company discloses them.