Samsung might launch budget flagship that's cheaper than Galaxy S10e
The Samsung Galaxy S10e
The Galaxy Note 10 will bring Samsung’s number of Snapdragon 855-powered devices to six. But according to one source (viaAndroidHeadlines), the South Korean giant has more flagship devices up its sleeves and not all are necessarily expensive.
Although the exact number of devices wasn’t specified, it’s claimed that Samsung has one “cost-effective flagship phone” up its sleeves which will be released at some point later this year. This device will allegedly be priced “lower” than the Galaxy S10e, despite the presence of the same Snapdragon processor.
Unfortunately for us, no further details about the smartphone were provided. However, the smartphone’s positioning just below the Galaxy S series suggests it could be the rumored Galaxy A90.
The smartphone, for those of you that may not already know, will reportedly include just one set of cameras. The reason being that these will be contained within a unique pop-out camera module that can also rotate, thus allowing the sensor to be used for selfies. Details about the setup remain scarce at the moment but the primary camera is said to boast a resolution of 48-megapixels.
In order to cut costs, the Galaxy A90 may also ditch the AMOLED display found on the Galaxy S10 series in favor of a cheaper LCD alternative. Less RAM and storage are likely downgrades too, as is the presence of a glossy plastic rear panel rather than a glass alternative.
Because this is still a rumor at this point, it’s worth taking the information with a grain of salt. But if Samsung does have a budget flagship up its sleeves, the likes of Xiaomi and OnePlus might need to watch out, not to mention rival Huawei.