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Rumor | Samsung Galaxy A05s shows up to FCC as wildly downgraded 4G/LTE-only smartphone

The Galaxy A05s(?!). Source: FCC via 91Mobiles
The Galaxy A05s(?!). Source: FCC via 91Mobiles
The Samsung Galaxy A04s is a triple rear camera smartphone with a 5,000mAh battery, despite launching without 5G in 2023. To say that the same may not be said for its upcoming predecessor might be a considerable understatement, according to the latest leaks emanating from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). They hint at a significant re-design for the A05s that takes every relatively premium perk afforded its forebear away - except for one.

The Galaxy A04s got a 50MP main shooter as 1 of its 3 S23-esque rear cameras in 2023, despite being among the cheapest new Samsung smartphones around. However, according to a new leak, its successor the A05s will go back to basics in these terms next year.

According to an official FCC schematic, the device will have no more than 1 camera ring on its rear panel in 2024 - thereby shedding even more imaging tech than the A04 this year. The diagram is part of a new registration that approves the apparent A04s successor to use GPS, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi 5 along with its LTE bands. That's it - no NFC, even.

Furthermore, the smartphone is equipped with an SLC-51 battery, said to have a typical capacity of no more than 4,000mAh. Then again, it can charge using Samsung's "Fast Charging" 25W power brick (or EP-TA800), while the A04s is stuck at a 15W rating.

The device has been acknowledged as the SM-A057F or SM-A057F/DS by the FCC, although the NBTC attests that it is indeed the Galaxy A05s, whereas the SM-A055F/DS is the A05. Therefore, it seems Samsung's non-5G smartphones are destined for particularly underwhelming specs with perhaps just 1 primary advantage to keep them at budget-friendly levels in the near future.

The A05s might make for an all but underwhelming new smartphone. (Source: FCC, NBTC via 91Mobiles)
The A05s might make for an all but underwhelming new smartphone. (Source: FCC, NBTC via 91Mobiles)
 
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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2023-08-20 (Update: 2024-05-11)