Samsung’s new A03 and A03 Core look like big bargains, but we can’t quite say yet
Samsung has quietly added two new devices to its entry-level A-series: the Galaxy A03 and Galaxy A03 Core. And while both devices don’t have a set price yet, we can predict that they’ll both be quite affordable given how Samsung is pricing the rest of its A-series devices.
An infographic posted on Samsung’s site outlines the specifications of the A03 (via 9to5Google). The device comes with a dual rear camera with a 48MP main sensor and a 2MP depth sensor, allowing the camera to focus on the main subject of the photo rather than giving you another ultra-wide or zoomed-in perspective. Meanwhile, the front of the device features a waterdrop notch housing a 5MP selfie camera.
The A03 has a 6.5-inch HD Plus Infinity-V display and a 5000 mAh battery. In terms of performance, it comes with an unspecified octa-core 1.6GHz chipset as well as options for 3GB or 4GB RAM and 32GB, 64GB or 128GB internal storage.
Details for the separate Galaxy A03 Core can also be found at Samsung’s website, but unlike the standard A03, this one doesn’t have a fancy infographic. As the name implies, the A03 Core appears to be a stripped-down version of the stock Galaxy A03.
The device has a single 8MP rear camera and a 5MP selfie camera, with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of built-in storage. Apart from that, the device also has a 5,000 mAh battery and the same 6.5-inch screen size as the A03. Like the base A03, Samsung has yet to reveal which company produces the A03 Core’s octa-core chipset.
The Galaxy A03 will be available in blue, red and black, while the Galaxy A03 Core will only be available in blue and black. Samsung isn’t detailing pricing, but judging by the A03s’ £139 (about $185 USD) price tag – that was released outside US markets in September — the A03 and A03 Core will likely have similar budget-friendly prices.
It’s unclear what version of Android these phones will ship with, or when Samsung will officially release the devices. Samsung also doesn’t explicitly state where the A03 and A03 Core will be available, but it’s possible they both will reach the US, as the A02s and other A-series phones did earlier this year.