Designed as a premium mid-range device, the Samsung Galaxy A90 5G is launching in its native South Korea this week (4th September), but the company is still remaining tight-lipped as to which other regions the phone will launch in.
The reason we find it particularly intriguing is the fact that it supports 5G, which up until now has only been showcased in flagship phones. Should Samsung choose to launch the Galaxy A90 locally, and our spectrum woes get sorted, the barrier to entry for 5G connectivity would cost far less.
Samsung is also adding support for DeX, which is the company’s desktop platform to bring more PC functionality to the smartphone experience.
Along with the 5G functionality, the Galaxy A90 is not shy on specifications either.
There is a large 6.7″ display (2400×1080) up front with a selfie camera notch that houses a 32MP front-facing option. Sticking with cameras, on the rear, a triple lens setup is present with a 48MP main, 8MP ultra-wide and 5MP depth sensing lens in the trio. Internally an octa-core chipset is found, but the origins of the silicon is not mentioned, but it’s likely Qualcomm in nature.
The device also comes in 6GB and 8GB RAM variants, with 128GB of internal storage and a choice of white or black colours for the back cover. There’s a substantial 4 500mAh battery added to the mix too.
Sadly no official pricing is confirmed by Samsung, but if it can be aggressive in that regard, the Galaxy A90 5G becomes a very tempting offering indeed.
For now we’ll need to wait to see if Samsung Mobile South Africa has plans to make the 5G-capable device available here. Seeing as how 5G isn’t up and running in the country, chances are slim at the moment.