Galaxy A55 leak showcases Samsung’s upcoming mid-range powerhouse
Samsung debuted its flagship-styled mid-range Galaxy A54 nine months ago. Thanks to a recent leak from Steve H. McFly, we now know what its successor would like as the year draws to a close.
The leaker, who goes by OnLeaks on X, has teamed up with MySmartPrice to present stunning renders of the rumoured Galaxy A55, which is expected to make its debut in the first quarter of 2019 just like its predecessor. The renderings show a minor design modification that should be present in many of the Galaxy phones that are released in 2019—including the Galaxy S24 series.
— Steve H.McFly (@OnLeaks) December 2, 2023
A flat rear panel and flat frame, modeled like the flagship Galaxy S23 series, could also be seen on the Galaxy A55. Since more flat frames and corners have been shown in recent renders of the Galaxy S24 and S24 Plus models, it appears that Samsung may adopt a minor redesign for the next year. In addition, the frame appears to have a protrusion on the side where the buttons are located, like renders of the Galaxy A15.
Except for its flat frame, the Galaxy A55 will resemble the Galaxy A54 in terms of its triple rear camera arrangement and Infinity-O display on the front. OnLeaks claims that the display is estimated to be 6.5 inches in size, full HD+ quality, and a 120Hz high refresh rate. The mid-range handset is expected to measure 161.1 x 77.3/77.9 x 8.2mm.
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According to MySmartPrice, the purported Galaxy A55 is also rumoured to have an Exynos 1480 CPU, at least 8GB of RAM, and up to 256GB of onboard storage. A 12MP ultra-wide angle lens and a 5MP macro sensor support the 50MP primary sensor in the camera setup. The gadget might have a 32MP selfie camera on the front. Finally, the forthcoming A55 most likely sports a 5,000mAh battery with 25W rapid charging support.
A recent China-based 3C certification listing of the purported Galaxy A55 appears to have confirmed the rapid charging parameter. It also revealed the model number of the device, which is SM-A5560, and verified that the device can be powered by an Exynos chipset.
The Galaxy A55 appears to be a significant improvement over the model that came before it, featuring a slightly bigger display and a new Exynos chipset that should include an AMD-powered GPU. But we will have to wait and see how it stacks up against other midrange devices that come out in 2024, particularly in terms of specs like performance and charging.