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2 Galaxy A-series phones of the future pop up in new leaks

A new Samsung Galaxy A20 variant is on the way. (Source: SlashGear)
A new Samsung Galaxy A20 variant is on the way. (Source: SlashGear)
The existence of the Samsung Galaxy A20s has been confirmed, as a device by this name has just gained Bluetooth SIG certification. In addition, a new model number that may conform to the rumored A71 has appeared on Geekbench. This listing hints at a 2020 release for this phone, as it is described as running Android 10.

Samsung is likely to release a phone called the Galaxy A20s soon. This is in accordance with a new Bluetooth SIG certification that specifies this name, alongside the model number SM-A207F. This device is likely to be a variation on the existing A20. However, in this case, any such modifications are not likely to confer more premium features on the new phone.

Its new certification shows that its Bluetooth standard is 4.2. The Galaxy A20, however, has the more up-to-date 5.0 level, which is low-energy and has AD2P to boot. Therefore, it seems that the A20s may be more closely related to the A20e, which has been the most budget of this line to date. 

If there is something impressive about the Galaxy A20s so far, it is how its maker has kept it away from the rumor mill until now. It has not even appeared on Geekbench; something that cannot be said of another potential release from Samsung. This phone has been known as the SM-A715F, which suggests that it will become the Galaxy A71 on launch.

Its own latest leak on Geekbench suggests that it will have 8GB of RAM and will run Android 10 - using the Snapdragon 675 SoC. This is a slightly disappointing indication, not merely because this processor is already aging in 2019 but also as this device had been linked to new (albeit mid-range) Exynos silicon.

Such chipsets are projected to be based on an 8 nanometer (nm) architecture, and as such would be an upgrade over the older, 11nm Qualcomm alternative suggested in the benchmark results. On the other hand, Samsung may yet have several months to finalise specifications with respect to the Galaxy A71.

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The Samsung Galaxy A20s' Bluetooth SIG form. (Source: Nashville Chatter Club)
The Samsung Galaxy A20s' Bluetooth SIG form. (Source: Nashville Chatter Club)
The putative Galaxy A71 runs Android 10 in these benchmark scores. (Source: MySmartPrice)
The putative Galaxy A71 runs Android 10 in these benchmark scores. (Source: MySmartPrice)
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Deirdre O Donnell, 2019-08-31 (Update: 2019-08-31)