A phone that may launch as the Samsung Galaxy A01e surfaces on Geekbench
Samsung launched its first ever Galaxy A0x-subseries phone this year. It offers a 5.7-inch HD+ display, up to 32GB of internal storage and a 3000mAh battery for a price of about US$110 at launch. However, it now seems the OEM is looking at a second variant for this phone, not to mention how this device can be made even less expensive than the original A01.
This potential ultra-budget phone is thought to have the model number SM-A013, whereas that of the Galaxy A01's is SM-A015; therefore, this device may be called the A01e, in accordance with Samsung's naming scheme in these circumstances.
The same number has turned up as new entries on the Geekbench 4 database. These leaks reveal that the "Galaxy A01e" has but 1GB of RAM and a processor called the ARM MT6739WW. This is likely to be the MediaTek MT6739WW, a processor from all the way back in 2017 with 4 Cortex A53 cores. As shown in the new Geekbench results pages, they are clocked at 1.5GHz.
The A01, on the other hand, has 2GB of RAM and runs on the Snapdragon 439 SoC, which is octa-core at least (although half of its own A53 cores are in fact a little slower than those of the old MediaTek silicon!). Then again, it seems both phones run One UI based on Android 10.
In any case, should this new leak prove valid, the A01e may indeed prove even more of a bargain than its pre-existing sibling. It may also have a battery with the same capacity of that in the current Galaxy A base model.