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Samsung Galaxy A90 5G launched: A 5G flagship for less than $800 (Update)

Update: Samsung's Galaxy A90 5G is coming to Europe, the company confirmed at IFA 2019. But what about the U.S.?

Published onSeptember 5, 2019

Samsung Galaxy A90 5G and black front and back

Update, September 5, 2019 (5:41AM ET): Samsung announced the Galaxy A90 5G a couple of days ago for the Korean market, and it’s now used IFA 2019 to confirm European availability.

The brand announced that the Samsung Galaxy A90 5G will launch in Europe next month, although it didn’t disclose pricing or a specific launch date. We’ve contacted the firm to obtain these details and will update the article accordingly.

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Meanwhile, Samsung’s U.S. division told Android Authority that it doesn’t have anything to share regarding availability across the pond.

“While we are always exploring new opportunities to bring devices to the U.S., we do not have any news to share on U.S. availability at this time,” a representative wrote in an emailed response.

Original article, September 3, 2019 (1:26AM ET): We saw the Samsung Galaxy A90 5G leak once again this week, but the Korean manufacturer has now made the phone official.

True to the leaks, the Galaxy A90 5G offers a 6.7-inch FHD+ OLED screen with a waterdrop notch, and a Snapdragon 855 processor with an X50 5G modem. Toss in between 6GB and 8GB of RAM and 128GB of expandable storage and you’re looking at a very powerful smartphone here.

Samsung is putting that power to good use by implementing Dex on a Galaxy A-series phone for the first time. Otherwise, you’re also getting a pre-installed version of Microsoft’s Your Phone app.

The new phone also sports a 4,500mAh battery with 25 watt fast charging. And with 5G support in tow (sub-6Ghz), a bigger battery is always welcome at this stage.

Samsung Galaxy A90 5G White front in hand

Need a great photography platform? Then the Samsung Galaxy A90 5G seems to tick quite a few boxes, offering a triple rear camera setup on the back and a 32MP selfie camera on the front. The triple camera setup consists of a 48MP f/2.0 lens, an 8MP ultra-wide (123 degrees) shooter, and a 5MP depth sensor.

Other noteworthy specs include an in-display fingerprint sensor, and camera-based face unlock. We can’t quite tell if there’s a 3.5mm port on board here, but previous leaks noted USB-C connectivity.

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The Samsung Galaxy A90 5G will launch in Korea tomorrow (September 4), before hitting more markets “thereafter.” Samsung didn’t give more availability details regarding these markets.

Samsung Galaxy A90 5G black back in hand

As for pricing? A machine-translated version of the Korean-language press release pegs the price at 899,800 won (~$740). This is cheaper than most other 5G smartphones out there, save for the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G.

We’ve contacted Samsung for more details regarding other launch markets. We’ll update the article as soon as they get back to us.

Would you buy a high-end 5G smartphone for $740? Let us know in the comments!

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