Primarily focused on the high-end market segment, Samsung hasn't done much to compete in the US mid-range smartphone arena in the last few years, which may have contributed to the company's dwindling global sales numbers
. But the world's largest mobile device vendor is turning over a new leaf after reimagining the Galaxy A portfolio and killing off the Galaxy J lineup.
Namely, you have until July 29 to get the Samsung Galaxy A10e for as little as $49.99 (plus tax)... as long as you don't mind porting in an existing number from a non-Sprint-related operator and activating the handset on a $50 or higher monthly plan. Speaking of Boost's parent company, Sprint subscribers should expect to get the A10e on July 19, presumably at a similar $200 price point as AT&T customers.
Unfortunately, there's still no word on an official US launch of an unlocked variant, and in case you're wondering, you also can't buy the Galaxy A50
unlocked just yet. Meanwhile, the A20
is nowhere to be found stateside, either unlocked or on a major or minor carrier.
Circling back to the Galaxy A10e
, we should probably mention its key selling points are an "edge-to-edge" Infinity Display (with a discreet V-shaped notch and 1560 x 720 pixel
resolution), as well as a decent 3,000mAh battery and 32GB internal storage, which is certainly not bad for such an ultra-affordable device. The single 8MP and 5MP rear and front cameras are definitely nothing to write home about, but on the bright side, the A10 does come with a headphone jack and up-to-date Android 9.0 Pie software.