Today, Samsung added a fourth member to its 5G Smartphone portfolio, the Samsung Galaxy A90 5G making it the first premium mid-range smartphone from the South Korean tech giant that supports the next-gen network.
This is the latest addition to the Galaxy A family with 5G connectivity. “We’re excited about the success of the Galaxy A Series – a generation of smartphones built for the new Era of Live that focuses on essential features people want the most, including a high-quality camera, long-lasting battery, and immersive display,” said DJ Koh, President and CEO of IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung Electronics.
“Samsung has worked tirelessly with our partners in the 5G ecosystem to bring 5G to as many people as possible, and now we are offering 5G connectivity across the entire Galaxy smartphone portfolio, giving more people high-speed access and connected experiences.”
The already existing three 5G smartphones in Samsungs portfolio are the Galaxy S10 5G, Galaxy Note10 5G, and Galaxy Note10+ 5G.
As much as 5G is at the moment expensive and hard to find, it is still the ultimate early adopter tech. Unlike models including the Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G or OnePlus 7 Pro 5G, the Galaxy A90 5G is one of the few non-flagship 5G phones available, meaning it might be actually sell at a reasonable price point.
However, it would be a stretch to call the Galaxy A90 5G a mid-tier phone as it is powered by a Snapdragon 855 SoC which is coupled with 6GB or 8GB RAM, runs Android Pie and has 128GB of storage.
The 6GB RAM variant also comes with a microSD card slot, allowing storage expansion by up to 512GB.
As for the display, the Galaxy A90 5G is built around a 6.7″ FHD+ Super AMOLED Infinity-U display with a fingerprint reader embedded in it, and a cut-out at the top housing a 32MP selfie camera.
The back of the phone is covered with glass and has a “unique geometric pattern.” This is home to a state-of-the-art triple camera setup with a 48-megapixel primary sensor, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera, and a 5-megapixel depth info sensor.
The rear cameras come with features like Super Steady, Scene Optimizer and Flaw Detector, while the front camera boasts a Live Focus Mode.
The smartphone comes in Black and White color variants and packs a 4,500 mAh battery that supports 25W fast charging.
The Galaxy A90 5G is the first A-series smartphone to support Samsung DeX. Samsung DeX allows users to connect their phones to a PC monitor or TV to expand the phone’s experience to a bigger screen.
The Galaxy A90 5G will arrive in Korea tomorrow, and make an appearance in other countries afterward, though, as per the information available right now, there doesn’t seem to be a 4G version of the Samsung Galaxy A90. Its pricing is currently unknown, but it should be a lot less than the Galaxy Note 10+ 5G.
Samsung Galaxy A90 5G; Specs
|Network||5G Non-Standalone (NSA), Sub6|
|Display||6.7-inch Full HD+ (1080×2400)Super AMOLED|
|Main: 48MP, F2.0Depth: |
5MP, F2.2Ultra Wide:
8MP, F2.2 (123°)
|Front:||Selfie: 32MP, F2.0|
|Body||164.8 x 76.4 x 8.4 mm206g|
|Processor||Octa-Core (2.84GHz + 2.42GHz + 1.8GHz)|
|Memory||6GB / 8GB RAM128GB Internal Storage|
Micro SD slot (up to 512GB / 6GB only)
|Battery||4,500 mAh (typical)|
25W Super Fast Charging
|Biometric Authentication||On-screen FingerprintFace Recognition|