Samsung has continued to excite fans and tech lovers all over the world with its 2020 releases, right from the Galaxy S20 Plus BTS Edition to the latest Galaxy Z Flip. Now, here’s some news for the ones seeking a budget smartphone.
On the 21st of July, tech giant Samsung launched the Galaxy A01 Core in Indonesia. It is Samsung’s answer to popular budget smartphones like the Realme C3 and Xiaomi Redmi 8. With a price much lesser than a lot of other below-10K smartphones and the quality assurance of Samsung, this model is sure to take the budget market by storm.
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Price and availability
The launch price of this Samsung budget phone is about Rs.5,500. It is currently available in three shades- black, blue, and red. It went on sale on the 23rd of July, 2020. It is soon expected to be available on major e-commerce platforms.
If you have a lot of budget constraints, worry not. You can always buy mobile on EMI with options such as Tata Capital’s Consumer Durable Loans, which offer easy EMI options. The tenure for such loans can range from 6 months to 24 months, depending on what’s convenient for you.
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High-quality display and build
The 5.3-inch touchscreen display has a PLS TFT LCD bezel-less display, with a resolution of 720 pixels X 1480 pixels. The multi-touch capacitive touchscreen display has a pixel density of 295 ppi. The screen-to-body ratio is 77.9%. It has a waterdrop notch in which the front camera is housed. The weight of this Samsung budget phone is just 149 grams. Its dimensions are 5.58 x 2.66 x 0.34 inches. With a plastic frame, a glass front, and a plastic back, this model promises the best of Samsung’s hardware.
The power of Android Go and expandable memory
The Galaxy A01 Core runs on the Android Go Edition. Android Go is basically a stripped down version of Android made for low-budget smartphones with RAM less than 1GB. It is a lighting-speed OS that runs lighter and saves data.
It derives its power from a Mediatek MT6739WW 1.5 GHz quad-core processor and a 1GB RAM. It also packs in a PowerVR GE8100 GPU for decent graphics. It has an in-built storage of 16GB which is expandable upto 512GB via a dedicated memory card slot.
The front camera of the Galaxy A01 Core is 5MP with aperture of f/2.4. The rear camera is 8MP with an aperture of f/2.2. The rear camera is also equipped with LED flash and autofocus. The rear camera can also shoot video of 1080p@30fps. The camera system is quite adequate for the price range.
Camera features include exposure compensation, Digital Zoom, ISO control, Face detection, Auto Flash, and Touch to Focus. There are two shooting modes as well- Continuous Shooting and High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
The Li-Ion battery of this Samsung budget phone offers a backup of 3000 mAh, and the brand has promised upto 17 hours of 4G talktime plus 11 hours of video playback in a single charge. Its connectivity options include 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v 5.00, GPS, microUSB 2.0, and Wi-Fi Direct. It has a regular 3.5mm headphone jack. A proximity sensor, light sensor, and an accelerometer are also packed in.
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Budget smartphones are an ever-evolving market and this phone is indeed a fantastic addition to the collection of models trying to squeeze in maximum features in minimum prices. If you need this phone immediately but finance is a problem, you can solve it with a Consumer Durable Loan from Tata Capital. To buy mobile on easy EMI, Tata Capital’s Consumer Durable Loan is an excellent option, which offers flexible EMI tenures and gets the job done with minimal documentation. This loan offers a 0% EMI so you need not worry that you will end up paying a higher amount.