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The Samsung Galaxy A12 shows up in renders looking like the Galaxy A42

Is this the Galaxy A12? (Source: SlashLeaks)
Is this the Galaxy A12? (Source: SlashLeaks)
A new leak hints at the existence of a Galaxy A12 smartphone to be launched in early 2020 or 2021. It suggests this device will have the same new square rear camera module as the higher-end A42 5G. However, should it prove accurate, its display may be a downgrade on its budget predecessor.

The A11 launched as a new near-lowest-end Samsung Galaxy-line smartphone in 2020. Now, a new tip hints at a second generation for this triple rear-camera ~US$179 device. It might have up to 5 cameras instead, as well as looks borrowed from more premium siblings.

They include the Galaxy A42 5G, the first new Samsung phone to launch with a square rear camera. Now, a new set of images posted to SlashLeaks indicate that the "A12" has the same, as may the rumored 7000mAh-battery M12. They have apparently leaked from a case manufacturer, as the putative phone is depicted in a clear accessory.

Then again, should this really be the Galaxy A12, it may be a downgrade in terms of its screen. The A11 had a punch-hole selfie camera, whereas these new renders show a waterdrop notch. However, as the same display is also portrayed as nearly bezel-less, this may be less than accurate.

Finally, some text (SAM-A12 5G) superimposed on the case renders has led to speculation that the A12 might be 5G, thus bringing this feature to even more price tiers in 2021. However, it may be a mis-print of the phone's probable model number, and should actually read SM-A125G. Then again, there is no further direct evidence that this device even exists at this point.

The "Samsung Galaxy A12" in case-model form. (Source: SlashLeaks)
The "Samsung Galaxy A12" in case-model form. (Source: SlashLeaks)
 

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2020-11-20 (Update: 2020-11-28)
Deirdre O'Donnell
I became a professional writer and editor shortly after graduation. My degrees are in biomedical sciences; however, they led to some experience in the biotech area, which convinced me of its potential to revolutionize our health, environment and lives in general. This developed into an all-consuming interest in more aspects of tech over time: I can never write enough on the latest electronics, gadgets and innovations. My other interests include imaging, astronomy, and streaming all the things. Oh, and coffee.