Samsung’s new Galaxy A90 aims to make 5G more affordable

After details of the Galaxy A90 5G leaked less than 24 hours ago, Samsung has confirmed that the third of its smartphones to get the 5G treatment won’t be an expensive flagship, but will instead come from its mid-range Galaxy A series.

Following the earlier Galaxy S10 5G and the Galaxy Note 10 5G, the A90 5G aims to offer the same future-ready connectivity that Samsung’s more premium handsets include, but at a much lower cost.

It’s set to launch in Korea on September 4, and the UK will be able to buy it on October 4. You can pre-order it in the UK from September 20, while Samsung has confirmed it’ll also be introducing the phone in Australia at some stage. 

We don’t currently know if it’ll be coming to the US.

Although official pricing has yet to be announced at this stage, it’s rumored to cost around 900,000 KRW – or about $740 (£610 / AU$1,100). Whatever the final pricing, the Galaxy A90 5G will almost certainly come in at below the Galaxy S10 5G, which carries a recommended price of $1,299 / £1,099 / AU$1,999.

With that said, the cost of the mid-range market has shifted considerably in recent years – the Samsung Galaxy A70 costs £369 in the UK (AU$649, around $445) and the Galaxy A80 will set you back £579 (around $700 / AU$1,030), which is arguably pushing into premium territory.

Considering the A90 5G will be packing a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 – the Qualcomm’s latest chipset that’s found in many current Android flagships – along with a 6.7-inch FHD+ (1,080 x 2,400) AMOLED display, this handset will likely be the most expensive ‘mid-range’ phone available… if it can still even be considered for the category at all.

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