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The FCC certifies what may be 2021's cheapest Samsung Galaxy A-series smartphone

A schematic for the upcoming Samsung phone. (Source: FCC via NashvilleChatter)
A schematic for the upcoming Samsung phone. (Source: FCC via NashvilleChatter)
Samsung has obtained Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approval for a device called the SM-A205M. This, according to several leaks, may be launched as the Galaxy A02 or possibly A02s. Its new registration shows that it is a 4G/LTE-only phone with a rectangular rear camera.

Some rumors have pointed to a successor for the particularly affordable Galaxy A01, to launch in 2020 or 2021. Now, a new FCC database entry may comfirm these leaks. It is for the SM-A025M, which, according to the same documentation, may also be known as the A025M/DS.

This, then, may be the Galaxy A02. On the other hand, its previous leaks pointed to different model numbers: SM-A025F and A025G. One or more of these might be explained away by an additional variant called the A02s, giving rise to speculation that this new FCC-approved version is the same device.

By any name, these possible A0x derivatives are projected to have 3GB of RAM and to run Android 10 using the Snapdragon 450 processor. It also seems to have an up-to-date rear camera module that could house 3 to 4 sensors and could be priced around the US$110 mark. However, Samsung has yet to confirm any of these potential details with a launch announcement.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2020-10-29 (Update: 2020-10-29)
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