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Samsung Galaxy A55 official with a 6.6-inch 120 Hz screen, 12 GB RAM, and RDNA-based Xclipse GPU

The Samsung Galaxy A55 has been officially unveiled (image via Notebookcheck)
The Samsung Galaxy A55 has been officially unveiled (image via Notebookcheck)
The Samsung Galaxy A55 has been announced alongside the Galaxy A35. It features three rear cameras (50 MP + 12 MP + 5 MP), a 5,000 mAh battery and an Exynos 1480 SoC. It goes on sale now starting at €479 ($524).

Samsung has officially unveiled the Galaxy A55, its newest mid-range smartphone, alongside the more affordable Galaxy A35. Unlike the other Galaxy A50 series smartphones that came before it, the Galaxy A55 brings some interesting upgrades over the Galaxy A54 (available for $375 on Amazon). You can purchase it now from Samsung's website, starting at €479 ($524).

The first apparent upgrade bought forth by the Galaxy A55 is its 6.6-inch (vs. 6.4-inch on the Galaxy A54) FHD+ 120 Hz AMOLED screen, complete with Samsung's Vision Booster tech that made its debut alongside the Galaxy S22 series. Next up, it is the first Samsung mid-ranger to come with 12 GB of RAM, effectively putting it on par with Galaxy S series devices. For storage, one can pick between 128 GB and 256 GB models. However, the 12 GB RAM model will be available only in select markets, at least initially.

Next up, the Samsung Galaxy A55 packs an Exynos 1480 SoC. It features an eight-core CPU split into two clusters: four performance cores clocked at 2.75 GHz and four efficiency cores at 2.05 GHz. However, its most meaningful upgrade comes in the form of the RDNA 3-based Xclipse 530 GPU. The Exynos 1480 is manufactured on Samsung's last-gen 4LPP node and it should perform on par with similarly-specced mid-range SoCs from Qualcomm and MediaTek.

The Samsung Galaxy A55 doesn't offer much in the way of camera upgrades with its 50 MP (wide-angle), 12 MP (ultra-wide-angle) and 5 MP (macro) lenses. The primary sensor comes with OIS and the ability to record 12-bit HDR content. At the front, there's a 32 MP sensor for selfies and video calls. Lastly, the Galaxy A55 draws power from a 5,000 mAh battery with 25 W fast charging support. It runs Android 14 customized with One UI 6.1 out of the box.

Samsung Galaxy A55 chassis (image via Notebookcheck)
Samsung Galaxy A55 chassis (image via Notebookcheck)
Samsung Galaxy A55 chassis (image via Notebookcheck)
Samsung Galaxy A55 chassis (image via Notebookcheck)
Samsung Galaxy A55 chassis (image via Notebookcheck)
Samsung Galaxy A55 chassis (image via Notebookcheck)
Samsung Galaxy A55 chassis (image via Notebookcheck)
Samsung Galaxy A55 chassis (image via Notebookcheck)

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Anil Ganti, 2024-03-11 (Update: 2024-05-11)