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Samsung's latest budget phone sports a 90Hz AMOLED screen (Update: India price)

If you don't need 5G on a budget, this is the A32 model to buy.

Published onMarch 3, 2021

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  • Samsung has unveiled the 4G version of the Galaxy A32.
  • It’s the first Galaxy A phone with a 90Hz display refresh rate.
  • Despite its lack of 5G, the A32 4G also features a number of hardware buffs over the 5G variant.

Update: March 3, 2021 (2 AM ET): The Samsung Galaxy A32 4G variant is now listed in India. The phone, packing a 90Hz AMOLED screen and 64MP rear shooter, is now priced at Rs. 21,999 (~$299) on Samsung’s official site.

Original article: February 26, 2021 (2:28 AM ET): The Samsung Galaxy A32 launched earlier this month packing smooth lines and 5G smarts. But one thing was seemingly lacking — a high refresh rate display. Now, the company has announced the 4G variant which seemingly fills this gap and more.

Despite its name, the Galaxy A32 4G seems a completely different beast from its 5G sibling. In many aspects, it’s an upgraded version of the 5G player, too.

The Galaxy A32 4G packs a 6.4-inch AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate — a big step up from the 5G version’s 6.5-inch LCD panel. This also makes the 4G flavor the first Galaxy A phone to sport a high refresh rate display. That AMOLED panel also gives the A32 4G in-display fingerprint sensor smarts, swapping out the side-mounted capacitive sensor on the A32 5G.

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Other changes include a rear camera buff. While the 5G version settles for a 48MP primary sensor, the 4G option throws in a 64MP sensor alongside 8MP ultrawide, 5MP macro, and 5MP depth cameras. A 20MP selfie shooter is mounted up front.

As for silicon, a MediaTek Helio G80 in use. RAM options extend from 4GB to 8GB, while storage configs are available in 64GB or 128GB guises. Samsung’s included the 5,000mAh battery with 15W charging in this package, too.

Finally, the 4G variant shares colorways and stylings with its 5G sibling. Awesome Violet, Awesome Black, Awesome Blue, and Awesome White colorways also slather the LG Velvet lookalike. It also runs Android 11 out of the box.

There’s no word on pricing and availability for the Samsung Galaxy A32 4G just yet, but we wouldn’t be surprised to see it challenge the 5G option’s 279 (~$338) price tag in Europe.

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