The latest entries in the Galaxy A series make for decent, reasonable smartphones, something that we’ve rarely seen from Samsung. The new Galaxy A20e and A40 have been formally revealed earlier today alongside with two other mid-range phones, the Samsung Galaxy A70 and A80.
However, today we talk about Samsung Galaxy A20e and A40 and in our next article we will talk about Samsung Galaxy A70 and A80, so let’s take a look at Samsung’s offering for the reasonable bracket. In spite of the way that they strongly look like one another, the Galaxy A20e and A40 have little else in common. As a matter of fact, the Galaxy A20e should be better as we compared it with the Galaxy A20, A20 is already launched by Samsung last month. The only differences between these two devices are that the display and battery, but cost should vary as well.
Before we go into more details, it’s worth referencing that the four smartphones which Samsung revealed early today are all part of the new Galaxy A series, and A series has been recently merged with the Galaxy J family. If you haven’t recognized the naming plan from the Samsung Galaxy S10 series, the Galaxy A20e is less expansive, a smaller version of the Galaxy A20, however, we don’t anticipate its cost to be much lower than the regular model since there aren’t too many differences between both of them.
Samsung Galaxy A20e offers great value for money
Presently, the Galaxy A20e sits at the base of the new Galaxy A series, alongside the reasonable Samsung Galaxy A10, which is the reason its specs are quite impressive and great. Yes, the Galaxy A20e is great value for money, accepting its cost less than €200.
The main selling point of the Galaxy A20e, other than the low cost, is most likely the large 5.8-inch Infinity display. But unlike the regular A20 model, this one exchange the Super AMOLED screen for a standard LCD one. The HD+ resolution remains similar, just like the 13+5MP rear and 8-megapixel front-facing cameras.
Despite the fact it’s a reasonable smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy A20e include a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, a powerful Exynos processor with eight cores too, and paired with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage expandable up to 512GB via microSD. It also has 3,000 mAh battery that powers the phone features fast charging 15W, but it’s smaller by a large margin as we compared it with the Galaxy A20 which is packs a massive 4,000 battery. Different features of the phone include Android 9.0 Pie, LTE support, FM radio, and even a 3.5mm audio jack.
For slightly better specs, get the Galaxy A40 instead
The slightly better Samsung Galaxy A40 boasts a bigger 5.9-inch Super AMOLED display with FHD+ resolution. It has a dual-camera setup on the back of phone comprising of 16MP+5MP cameras, and also an impressive 25-megapixel selfie snapper, which appears a bit of pointless excess.
The octa-core processor inside is combined with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal memory, which can be further expanded up to 512GB. Much the same as Samsung Galaxy A20e, it comes with a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and a slightly larger 3,100 mAh battery with fast charging 15W.
In any case, the Galaxy A40 charges up through a Type-C port, unlike the Galaxy A20e which uses a standard micro USB 2.0 port. LTE support is ready as well, alongside with Android 9.0 Pie. As you can see in the pictures, both Galaxy A20e and A40 feature the so-called waterdrop notch, a minor compromise that permits the smartphone producers to accommodate the front-facing camera and still be able to give an all-screen experience.
Price and Availability
Samsung reported that Samsung Galaxy A40 is now available for purchase for around €250, but the Galaxy A20e has still can’t seem to receive a price. We know that A20e will go on sale at some point this month and that it will price less than the regular Galaxy A20, which is available to all for about €200.
We do believe some portion of Samsung’s new Galaxy A series will make their debut in the United States, but we don’t know precisely when and which devices of Samsung A series. Our most logical option is on the better-specced Galaxy A70 and A80, but some of the lower-end models might be picked by some of the US carriers too.