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The Samsung Galaxy F12 is to be unleashed on the Indian market soon

A new Galaxy F12 teaser. (Source: Samsung)
A new Galaxy F12 teaser. (Source: Samsung)
Various leaks, official ones included, point to the imminent debut of the Galaxy F12 in India soon. Samsung has just confirmed then with by announcing that the phone will launch in April 5, 2021. However, its specs might be less than unexpected in this new market.

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The Galaxy F line was instituted as an Indian-exclusive series of smartphones that is only just now gathering speed in its singular market. It is now slated to expand further with the impending launch of the F12. Going by its model name, it is shaping up to be the cheapest of its siblings this far. However, it also seems that it will also not be the first original example of Galaxy F phones this far.

One of the first indications of its existence comprised a Geekbench 5 listing for a Samsung SM-F127G, followed by reports of the appearance of the same model number in official Samsung support material. They depict the device as running Android 11, having 4GB of RAM and the Exynos 850 SoC.

The last detail is particularly distinctive, as it is not really the norm for Samsung to use its own first-party silicon in lower-tier smartphones – the Galaxy M62 being a recent rare expection. In the F12’s case, it is a dead giveaway of its status as a Galaxy M12 re-brand – as, indeed, the F62 is a tweaked M62.

The 6000mAh M12 also has a 4GB RAM option and One UI based on Android 11. It is, confusingly enough, also available in India itself, whereas the M62 is not. Therefore, it might be interesting to see how Samsung intends to differentiate the two.

The M12 already has a 48MP camera: maybe the F12 will do better in this respect. Then again, this might also mean it will not fit into its M-series counterpart’s ~INR 11,000 bracket. Interested consumers now have less than 24 hours to wait to find out.

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The Galazy F12's new leaks. (Source: Geekbench, Samsung via NashvilleChatter)
The Galazy F12's new leaks. (Source: Geekbench, Samsung via NashvilleChatter)
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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-04- 4 (Update: 2021-04- 4)