Recently, Samsung has partially focused on mid-range smartphones to gain market shares and the Galaxy A12 is the latest to join the lineup. Samsung kind of did an early announcement about the arrival of Galaxy A12 which is accompanied by A02s whereby both mid-range phones are initially expected to be out in early 2021.
The launch of Galaxy A12 is a new smartphone that’ll take over the old Galaxy A11 and comes with big upgrades. One of the biggest improvements of the Galaxy A12 is the 48-MP quad-camera configuration which comes with a macro lens, something that was absent in the previous model. Also, now you’ll be having a side-mounted fingerprint sensor instead of the rear-mounted one that’s on the A11 model. We’re going to be doing an overview of the total specs and features of Galaxy A12 including its current price in Nigeria.
Samsung Galaxy A12 Key SpecificationsDisplay: 6.5-inches IPS LCDResolution: 720 x 1600 pixelsProcessor: Mediatek MT6765 Helio P35 (12nm)Front Camera: 8-megapixelRear Camera: 48-megapixel + 5-megapixel + 2-megapixel + 2-megapixelRAM: 3GB /4GB /6GBStorage: 32GB /64GB /128GBBattery Capacity: 5000mAhOperating System: Android 10
Samsung Galaxy A12: Design and Build-up
Sold in four major colors of Black, White, Blue, and Red, the Galaxy A12 stands out to be one of the best in the design and texture department. The phone’s back is constructed with plastic rear and glass upfront with an adherent matte finish, giving the Galaxy A12 a smooth and comfortable feeling in the palm. Unfortunately, the phone’s weight is a bit much than last year’s own weighing 205g which might be due to the massive 5000mAh battery.
The initial appearance of the Galaxy A12 looks great and attractive with a complete screen-to-body ratio display. Despite missing out on water-resistant, scratch and stain-resistant is present on this phone, giving it complete durability and long-lasting. The Galaxy A12 is the direct successor of the A11 so don’t be surprised that the two phones have a lot of similarities when it comes to design.
On the connection side, the Galaxy A12 sports many connectivity options which includes a 3.5mm headphone jack, and USB-C charging port located beneath the phone. The volume rocker and power button are perfectly positioned on the right edge of the phone while the dual nano-SIM and microSD card slot are on the right edge.
Samsung Galaxy A12: Display
The 6.5-inches IPS display on the Galaxy A12 is only showing in a screen resolution of 720 x 1600 pixels which is not up to 1080p as we expected. The IPS display is outdated as most smartphones of this range offers AMOLED or OLED screens. Meanwhile, the Galaxy A12 large display is big enough for viewing content, watching movies, and reading which will best suit students.
Samsung Galaxy A12: Camera Review
The Samsung Galaxy A12 apparently rocks in optics. The phone comes with a square camera module and ensures you take perfect photo shots from various angles using the quad-camera lens. Under the hood, the A12 quad-camera comprises of a 48-MP primary shooter, 5-MP ultra-wide lens, 2-MP macro lens, and another 2-MP lens for depth sensor. Upfront, we get a standard 8-MP selfie camera that takes bright and colorful pictures notwithstanding the environmental condition.
Coming to the amazing features of the A12 cameras, the 48-MP main camera displays HDR at a very wide range, with crystal clear 1080p video recording at 30fps, and live focus for bokeh effects.
Samsung Galaxy A12: Hardware Performance and Software
When it comes to performance, the Galaxy A12 is equipped with a competent MediaTek Helio P35 chipset which performs at average. The PowerVR GE8320 GPU takes care of the animations and transitions of the UI. However, it’s better not to expect intense gaming performance on the Galaxy A12 as the GPU is only limited to 680 MHz.
The memory specifications of the Galaxy A12 are very great, thanks to Samsung providing four combinations of RAM and internal storage thereby making fans have a range of purchase options to choose from. The Samsung Galaxy A12 offers storage variants of 3GB + 32GB, 4GB + 64GB, 4GB + 128GB, and 6GB + 128GB.
One of the main talking parts of the Galaxy A12 is Samsung’s One UI on top of Android 10. Meanwhile, the One UI offers stock Android performance with lots of customizable options and a redesigned interface. In addition to these, many interesting features like navigation gestures, game tools, Bixby, and lots more add to the beauty of the user experience.
Samsung Galaxy A12: Battery Capacity
On the battery side, the Samsung Galaxy A12 features a massive 5000mAh battery capacity. The phone hosts a 15W fast charger out of the box which will see the Galaxy A12 charge faster than expected. Upon full charge, you’ll be able to use the device for more than 48 hours which will be of great advantage to those who usually experience power failure.
Samsung Galaxy A12: Price in Nigeria and Availability
At the end of the day, most fans are usually concerned about the price of the phone they’re about to purchase. The Samsung Galaxy A12 is currently on sale for ₦80,000 ($202). However, Samsung overpriced the offering price of the A12 despite packing old Helio P30 and HD resolution screen.Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 VS Galaxy Tab S7 Plus ReviewSamsung Galaxy A21sSamsung Galaxy S9
Samsung Galaxy A12 Full Specifications
GeneralBrand: SamsungModel: Galaxy A12Release Date: November 24, 2020Operating System: Android Version 10, One UIWeight: 205gColors: Black, White, Blue, Red
DisplayTouchscreen: YESType: Super IPS LCDScreen Size: 6.5-inchesScreen Resolution: 1600 x 720 pixelsDimensions: 164 x 75.8 x 8.9 mmFaceLock: YESIn-display fingerprint scanner: NoFingerprint sensor: Yes (side-mounted)
ProcessorChipset: Octa-core (4×2.35 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A53)CPU: MediaTek MT6765 Helio P35 (12 nm)GPU: PowerVR GE8320RAM: 3GB /4GB /6GBInbuilt Storage: 32GB /64GB /128GBSD Card slot: YES
CameraRear Flash: LED FlashlightRear Camera: 48-MP f/2.0 + 5-MP f/2.2 ultra-wide + 2-MP f/2.4 macro lens + 2-MP f/2.4 depth sensorFront Camera: 8-MP f/2.2Front Flash: —
ConnectivityWi-Fi: YESBluetooth: 5.0USB: Type-CGPS: YESWLAN: YES
Number of Sims: Two (2)
Sim 1SIM Type: Nano-SIM3G Support: Yes4G/ LTE Support: YES5G Support: NO
Sim 2SIM Type: Nano-SIM3G Support: Yes4G/ LTE Support: YES5G Support: NO
BatteryCapacity: Li-Po 5000 mAh, non-removableFast Charge: 15W
PricePrice in Nigeria: ₦80,000Price in Dollar: $202