Samsung has announced that it will launch the Galaxy A05s in India on October 18. The phone has been on sale in Malaysia up until now, and it is expected to be priced around INR 12,999 (€150, converted) in India.
The Samsung Galaxy A05s is an entry-level smartphone with a 6.5-inch HD+ display, a MediaTek Helio P22 processor, and 4GB of RAM. It comes with 64GB of internal storage, which can be expanded further using a microSD card. The phone has a triple-lens rear camera system with a 13MP main sensor, a 2MP depth sensor, and a 2MP macro sensor. It also has a 5MP front-facing camera for selfies. The Samsung Galaxy A05s is powered by a 5000mAh battery, which should easily last a full day on a single charge. It runs on Android 12 with One UI 4.1 on top.
Samsung Galaxy A05s’ specifications:
- Display: 6.5-inch HD+ (1600×720 pixels) PLS TFT display
- Processor: MediaTek Helio P22
- RAM: 4GB
- Storage: 64GB expandable via microSD card
- Rear camera: 13MP main sensor, 2MP depth sensor, 2MP macro sensor
- Front camera: 5MP
- Battery: 5000mAh
- Operating system: Android 12 with One UI 4.1
Expected Price and Availability
The Samsung Galaxy A05s is expected to be priced at around INR 12,999 (~€150) in India. It will be available for purchase from October 18, 2023, through Samsung’s online and offline stores.
The Samsung Galaxy A05s will compete against other budget-friendly smartphones in the Indian market, such as the Redmi 11 Prime, Poco M5, and Realme C33.
Samsung’s Entry-Level Smartphone Market Share in India
Samsung is one of the leading smartphone brands in India, and it has a strong presence in the entry-level segment. The company’s Galaxy A series smartphones are particularly popular among budget-minded buyers.
In the first quarter of 2023, Samsung had a 25.5% market share in the Indian smartphone market, according to Counterpoint Research. The company also had a 35.2% market share in the entry-level segment (under INR 10,000).
Samsung’s dominance in the entry-level segment is due to a number of factors, including its strong brand recognition, wide range of products, and competitive pricing. The company also has a strong distribution network in India, which makes it easy for buyers to find and purchase its products.
Launch of the Samsung Galaxy A05s in India
The launch of the Samsung Galaxy A05s in India is expected to further strengthen the company’s position in the entry-level segment. The phone offers a good value for money proposition, with a big battery, a decent display, and a triple-lens rear camera system.
Samsung is also likely to market the Galaxy A05s aggressively in India. The company has a large marketing budget in India, and it is likely to use a variety of channels, including television, print, and digital, to promote the phone.