What’s up people. Here’s yet another new Android device freshly announced by Samsung. This time it is the newest addition to its Galaxy A series. Called Samsung Galaxy A70, it boats a 6.7-inch “infinity U” display which Samsung said is the biggest in the Galaxy A portfolio thus far. Yes, it is an edge-to-edge display device paired to a now-common curved edge back. It is not the thinnest, but at 7.9 mm, I can imagine it will feel as good as the recently announced S10.
Speaking of S10, it also shares the same on-screen fingerprint scanner which further boost its sleekness. It has facial recognition too for those who rather not use finger. Under the hood, it gets an octacore chip (dual 2.0 GHz + Hexa 1.7 GHz), 6 or 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB storage that is further expandable up to 512 GB via microSD card. If we read correctly, it has 3 card slots; two for Dual SIM setup and one for the microSD card.
A70 is outfitted with a massive battery too, rated at 4,500 mAh for all day use and when it is time to recharge, it has Super-Fast Charging at 25W so it can get back to action quicker. The large display is a Super AMOLED FHD+ item with 1,080 x 2,400 pixels, btw. On the imaging department, it gets a triple-camera setup comprising of 32 MP f1.7 main camera, a 8 MP f2.2 123-degree Ultra Wide lens camera and a 5 MP f2.2 depth camera. As for the front, it gets the same 32 MP super high resolution camera but with a f2.0 lens.
Other highlights include defense-grade security provided by Samsung Knox, Samsung’s One UI platform with features like One Handed Navigation, Night Mode and whatnot, and the device also supports a suite of Samsung services, included Samsung Health, Samsung Pay Bixby, and more. Those are what we know for now. Samsung will be making an official reveal on April 10, across three different continents, in an event cleverly called “A Galaxy Event.”
On a related news, the little talked about 5G version of the S10, the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G, will be launched sooner than expected on April 5, according to a report. It will be first available in South Korea, followed by the U.S. markets a few weeks later. 5G is not only draw of the S10 5G. It has better specs too and also, it has a huge-ass display – the biggest S10 of all. The Samsung Galaxy S10 5G gets a A70-sized display, coming in at 6.7-inch, or 0.3-inch larger than the Galaxy S10 Plus.
It reportedly will sport the next-generation storage and RAM that will result in twice the performance with less battery consumption on its large 4,500 mAh pack. Another clear difference is, it has better camera by pixels. The front gets a 10 MP dual Pixel AF, f1.9 with 80-degree FoV and a 3D Depth camera that does hQVGA. Around the back, it the black rectangle that has the cameras covered 90-ish percent of the width with its quadruple camera setup with Dual OIS.
The four cameras include a 12 MP Telephoto camera with PDAF paired to f2.4 lens (45-degree), a 12 MP Dual Pixel AF camera with Wide-angle f1.5/f2.4 lens (77-degree), a 16 MP FF Ultra Wide camera with f2.2 (125-degree) lens and finally a 3D Depth camera. Both the Telephoto and the Wide-angle Dual Pixel cameras will have OIS and the rear setup also boasts 0.5X/2X optical zoom plus up to 10X digital zoom.
Samsung Galaxy S10 5G will be available as a single SIM + microSD and a dual SIM model with two slots, one for the main SIM and the other, a second SIM or a microSD card. While the availability of the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G is not far away, we do not have the pricing yet.
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