Samsung is the only vendor which has more than one 5G smartphones- the Galaxy S10 5G and the Galaxy Note 10+ 5G- currently in the wild. And now the company has added another one, the Galaxy A90 5G which is also the more affordable in comparison.
The Galaxy A90 5G is part of mid-range oriented Galaxy A series that recently put forth a premium Galaxy A80 famed for its flip-up camera module also doubling as selfie camera setup.
Apart from the 5G compatibility the Galaxy A90 5G also comes with DeX mode for the first time in A series by which one can seamlessly connect the phone to a PC monitor.
The Galaxy A90 5G has been launched in South Korea before it expands to other markets. The price is not revealed but it is rumored to cost around KRW900,000 (Approx. USD745/EUR678) with the sale starting on September 4.
The Galaxy A90 5G flaunts a 6.7-inch full HD+ 1080×2400 Infinity-U display with Super AMOLED technology and a fingerprint scanner embedded under it. There is also a face unlock feature for biometrics. Beneath the display sits a premium Snapdragon 855 octa-core SoC coupled with 6GB or 8GB RAM and 128GB built-in storage that can be expanded up to 512 via microSD card.
Regarding optics, the Galaxy A90 5G is fitted with a triple-camera setup on the rear including a 48MP primary sensor with f/2.0 aperture alongside a 5MP depth sensor and an 8MP ultra-wide sensor both with f/2.2 aperture. A 32MP selfie shooter with f/2.0 aperture lives inside the front-mounted U-shaped notch.
The handset draws fuel from a 4,500mAh battery with support for 25W fast charging and runs Android 9 Pie with One UI slapped on top. The Galaxy A90 5G comes in two color options- Black and White, paired with a “unique geometric pattern on the back glass.”
The device measures 164.8×76.4×8.4mm in dimension and weighs 206 grams, slightly on the heavier side of course. But given a large 6.7-inch display with topnotch hardware underneath it is a kind of a acceptable trade-off for the users.
No doubt, the Galaxy A90 5G is likely the most expensive in the Galaxy A series but it is still significantly cheaper than the Galaxy S10 and that too with the availability of 5G connectivity and flagship DeX mode. Only limiting factor is that it may not be available widely enough given the 5G constraint in different markets. The company has not clarified about 4G availability on the smartphone as yet.