Samsung has introduced a new budget smartphone in India, the Galaxy A05, which comes with a 50MP camera and a large battery. The phone is available in two variants and three colour options. Here are the details.
Design and display
- Sleek and stylish: The Galaxy A05 has a glass front, a plastic back and a plastic frame. It comes in Black, Silver and Light Green colours. It has a 6.7-inch HD+ PLS LCD display with a 20:9 aspect ratio and a waterdrop notch for the selfie camera.
- Dual SIM and fingerprint sensor: The phone supports dual SIM cards (nano) and has a dedicated microSD card slot for memory expansion. It also has a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor for biometric authentication.
Performance and software
- MediaTek Helio G85 processor: The Galaxy A05 is powered by the MediaTek Helio G85 chipset, which is an octa-core processor with two Cortex-A75 cores clocked at 2.0GHz and six Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 1.8GHz. It also has a Mali-G52 MC2 GPU for graphics.
- RAM and storage options: The phone comes in two variants: 4GB RAM + 64GB storage and 6GB RAM + 128GB storage. The storage can be further expanded up to 1TB via a microSD card. The phone also has a RAM Plus feature that can provide up to 6GB of virtual RAM for smooth multitasking.
- Android 13 OS: The Galaxy A05 runs on Android 13 operating system with Samsung’s One UI 3.1 on top. The phone also promises four years of security updates and two generations of OS upgrades.
Camera and battery
- 50MP dual rear camera: The Galaxy A05 boasts a dual rear camera setup that consists of a 50MP primary sensor with an f/1.8 aperture and a 2MP depth sensor with an f/2.4 aperture. The camera can record 1080p videos at 30fps or 60fps and has features like LED flash, HDR and panorama.
- 8MP selfie camera: The phone has an 8MP front-facing camera with an f/2.0 aperture for selfies and video calls. The camera can also record 1080p videos at 30fps.
- 5000mAh battery with 25W fast charging: The Galaxy A05 packs a 5000mAh battery that can last for a long time on a single charge. The phone also supports 25W fast charging via a USB Type-C port. However, the fast charger is sold separately.
Price and availability
- Affordable price: The Galaxy A05 is priced at Rs 12,499 for the 6GB RAM + 128GB storage variant and Rs 9,999 for the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant. The phone is available at Samsung stores and online platforms.
- Offers and discounts: The phone also comes with some offers and discounts such as up to Rs 2000 off on Samsung Shop App, 10% cashback on EMI and full swipe with Samsung Axis Bank Credit Card, 5% additional discount using referral code, 5% off for buying two or more eligible products together, and Rs 1000 cashback on orders above Rs 9999 using Paytm Wallet.