We first heard rumors of the Galaxy A90 family of mid-range smartphones back in late June, and now Samsung has made the official announcement. As we previously reported, the Galaxy A90 smartphones pack quite a punch and bring over many of the features previously reserved for more expensive flagships like the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 10.
First of all, despite the fact that this is a mid-range "mainstream" smartphone, it comes with the burly Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC that can be paired with either 6GB or 8GB of RAM. 128GB of internal storage comes standard, while a microSD slot can boost storage capacity by an additional 512GB. There is a large 6.7-inch Full HD+ Infinity-U display (2400x1080) with a small U-shaped notch at the top for the 32mp f/2.0 selfie camera. The display also incorporates a fingerprint sensor like its more expensive siblings, which is augmented by facial recognition.
But perhaps the headlining feature of the Galaxy A90 5G is well... its 5G connectivity. While 5G-enabled smartphones have been available for the past few months in the United States, they have mostly been high-end variants of already expensive flagships (like the Galaxy S10 5G and the Galaxy Note 10+ 5G). The Galaxy A90 5G brings that next-generation wireless connectivity down to a more affordable price bracket.
Other features include a triple-camera arrangement out back, with a primary 48MP f/2.0 sensor, 8MP f/2.2 ultra-wide sensor (123-degree field of view), and a 5MP f/2.2 depth sensor. The cameras are aligned vertically on the back, with an LED flash located below them. Given the beefy SoC and power-hungry Snapdragon X50 5G modem onboard, Samsung has outfitted the Galaxy A90 5G with a relatively large 4500 mAh battery which supports 25W fast charging through its USB-C port.
The Galaxy A90 5G will be available in both black and white, and will launch first in Samsung's home market of South Korea (for an undisclosed price). There is no word yet on U.S. availability.