New kid on the block


By Chandra Mohan

The Samsung Galaxy A22 5G, Samsung has come out with a 5G-enabled phone for under Rs 20,000. It is the Samsung Galaxy A22 5G, and it will reportedly be available in India (please check local price listings) for Rs 19,999.

Keeping pace with Chinese and Taiwanese Andriod phone makers, Samsung has been launching new products in different price ranges for a long time. For qualitative analyses, Samsung is the only smartphone maker which has consistently competed with Apple’s iPhone and has sometimes been rated higher than the American company’s iconic product.

Samsung says that this will be its first phone with 5G connectivity in the A-Series. Says a Samsung India official: “Galaxy A22 5G has been designed keeping in mind evolving consumer needs and comes with segment-leading features like smooth 90Hz display, versatile camera and a fast and efficient processor. It is a perfect choice for customers who want their device to be future-ready with its 11 bands’ support and promise of two year OS upgrades.”The two-year OS upgrade ensures the life of the phone to at least that many years.

Name : Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
Expected price (Pl check local listings): Rs Rs 19,999
Memory : 6GB+128GB variant (Rs 21,999 for 8GB+128GB variant).
Display : 6.6-inch FHD+ Infinity-V
Special feature: 90Hz refresh rate for smooth scrolling and gaming.
Availability: Across retail stores,, and leading online portals including Amazon and Flipkart.
Camera: The triple rear camera, with a 48MP main camera, 5MP ultra-wide lens and 2MP macro lens. There is an 8MP front camera for high-clarity selfies.
Processor : MediaTek Dimensity 700
Battery : 5000mAh and in-box 15W USB-C fast charger. It supports Android 11 and One UI Core 3.1.
Audio : Dolby Atmos support on wired and Bluetooth headsets for superb audio and cinematic viewing experience.
Competition : iQoo Z3, Realme 8 and Poco X3 Pro.