Huge Samsung Galaxy A90/5G battery revealed, flagship specs corroborated

Huge Samsung Galaxy A90/5G battery revealed, flagship specs corroborated
The Galaxy S and Galaxy Note lineups target the flagship segment exclusively. The Galaxy A series, on the other hand, covers the budget and mid-range markets. These efforts ultimately allow Samsung to target almost every price point, but the company is still missing a true budget flagship that’ll rival the OnePlus 7.

Pretty soon, this position will be occupied by the Galaxy A90 and its 5G sibling, and today some new details have emerged about both devices.

A massive battery to accompany a massive display


Over the past few months, 6.7-inches has gradually become Samsung’s favorite display size. It’s already used on the Galaxy S10 5G, Galaxy A70, and Galaxy A80 but will pretty soon make its way to the premium Galaxy Note 10+. According to the latest info, though, such a large panel is also planned for the Galaxy A90, which means a big battery will be needed too.

As spotted (translated) by the folks over at GalaxyClub, the battery destined to be used inside the Galaxy A90 and potentially the Galaxy A90 5G was recently certified in Samsung’s home market of South Korea with the product code EB-BA908ABY. 


Typically, these things don’t reveal too much but in this particular case, the certification listing includes an interesting photograph of the cell that points towards a minimum capacity of 4,400mAh and a typical capacity of 4,500mAh, the latter of which should be the advertised number. Samsung previously used the same size battery inside the Galaxy S10 5G and the mid-range Galaxy A70. Speaking of which, all signs seem to suggest the Galaxy A90 and Galaxy A90 5G will simply be an upgraded version of the aforementioned device.

The Galaxy A90 could look a lot like the Galaxy A70


Per recent reports, the Galaxy A90 series won’t just be borrowing the Galaxy A70’s battery capacity and display size. In actual fact, the upcoming smartphones are set to reuse the latter’s entire exterior housing. This means a large Super AMOLED Infinity-U display complete with an in-screen fingerprint scanner will be present up front while over in the top-left corner of the rear will sit a vertical camera setup.

It’s unclear at this point if an upgrade is planned for the selfie snapper, but the primary rear camera on both the Galaxy A90 and A90 5G is expected to offer a 48-megapixel resolution – the Galaxy A70 features a 32-megapixel snapper.

The accompanying 8-megapixel wide-angle shooter and 5-megapixel depth sensor on the 5G model are set to be directly carried over from the Galaxy A70. The standard Galaxy A90, however, will reportedly include an upgraded 12-megapixel wide-angle camera and a special ‘Tilt OIS’ technology that could help straighten out photos before taking them. 

One of the best processors on the market


Although externally the Galaxy A90 will be virtually indistinguishable from the Galaxy A70, the internal side of things is a completely different story. As corroborated by a new benchmark listing (via Nashville Chatter) of the 5G model, the upcoming smartphones will feature Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855. Samsung already uses this chip inside the Galaxy S10 series but it also powers the OnePlus 7 and LG G8 ThinQ.

Accompanying the flagship processor will be a decent 6GB of RAM paired with what should be 128GB of expandable internal storage. Other characteristics will seemingly include Android 9 Pie straight out of the box alongside the One UI custom interface. Also, on a side note, the Galaxy A90 5G is expected to support 45W fast charging.

Samsung hasn’t yet confirmed when the Galaxy A90 and Galaxy A90 5G will be introduced but an announcement at IFA in early September is certainly a possibility. After all, while the company is holding an Unpacked event in early August, this is set to be reserved for the Galaxy Note 10 series and the brand’s upcoming Galaxy Tab S6 and Galaxy Watch 2.

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12 Comments

1. User123456789

Posts: 666; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

Even this midrange will be better than 11r.

2. mudcat626

Posts: 222; Member since: Jul 13, 2016

Apple envy?

4. dimas

Posts: 3324; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Just because he mentioned iphone, he's already envious. Are you still in grade school or just can't grow a brain?

8. QuantumRazer

Posts: 57; Member since: Apr 27, 2019

So you actually think he was being logical to bring up iPhone and talk about how an unreleased high-end smartphone from Samsung will be superior to the future mid-range iPhone whose specs are mostly unknown, including its price? In a Samsung article?

10. oldskool50

Posts: 962; Member since: Mar 29, 2019

when he knows the 11r will not have as goodof specs as this Samsung, then sure he can. The 11R might get a 1080P+ display with HDR support finally. But the Galaxy will have a QHD+ display with more available screen area. And it will have a fast charger and better quality headphones in the box too. And they could cost about the same at $700-799. But the Samsung will be better at at least 10 things for sure. The Galaxy as a mid-range or flagship bests pretty much every phone sold today, with maybe the P30 Pro offering a bit of flare.

12. QuantumRazer

Posts: 57; Member since: Apr 27, 2019

Even if what you said is true, you still didn't answer why he had to bring up iPhone in an article that doesn't mention iPhone nor Apple at all.

5. iloveapps

Posts: 715; Member since: Mar 21, 2019

Even SE will be smoother than this.

6. joshuaswingle

Posts: 508; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

For somebody who seemingly hates Apple you sure do bring them up a lot in the comments section for no apparent reason...

11. oldskool50

Posts: 962; Member since: Mar 29, 2019

But you do the same thing in your Samsung articles, for usually what is no apparent reason. POT MEET KETTLE!!!!! This is the first article I seen you write about Samsung an not mention Apple. You got some nerve trying to call someone else out.

3. dimas

Posts: 3324; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Samsung used 5000mah for the 6.3" galaxy m20, why can't they put it in their a-series with bigger displays and higher price?

7. seantn4

Posts: 46; Member since: Dec 11, 2018

By the sounds of it. If it comes in around $700 like the One plus. I'm gonna be PO'd I spent 1k on the S10 Plus. lol But the phone sounds awesome!

9. QuantumRazer

Posts: 57; Member since: Apr 27, 2019

Sounds like a great phone but it needs to be priced competitively. It will be a flagship but a 'budget' flagship with most likely worse specs than Note and S series, after all.

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