The launch of the Samsung Galaxy A22e 5G could be just around the corner as the phone has appeared on the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (Bluetooth SIG) website. The new Samsung phone appears to be an affordable model in the Galaxy A series. The Samsung Galaxy A22e 5G might just be a rebranded variant of the Japanese version of the Galaxy A22 5G. Separately, Samsung is rumored to have plans to launch the Galaxy M33 5G in India next month. The new model is already part of the rumor mill and is said to be currently in production in the country. The South Korean company also has the Samsung Galaxy A23 in the works, with a 50-megapixel SK Hynix main camera. It could debut sometime later this year in 4G and 5G options.
The Bluetooth SIG has listed the Samsung Galaxy A22e 5G with a model number SC-56B, as reported by MySmartPrice. The same model number is already associated with the Japanese variant of the Galaxy A22 5G that debuted in October 2020. It was completely different of the Samsung Galaxy A22 5G launched in India and other markets last year.
Although the Bluetooth SIG listing does not provide detailed information about the Samsung Galaxy A22e 5G, it does show that the phone comes with Bluetooth v5.0 connectivity. The website also includes January 21 as the publication date. This suggests that the phone is currently in its development stage.
That said, the listed model number of the Samsung Galaxy A22e 5G suggests that it could be identical to the Galaxy A22 5G model from Japan.
The Samsung Galaxy A22 5G in Japan came with a 5.8-inch PLS HD+ display (720 x 1560 pixels), octa-core SoC, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The phone also included a single 13-megapixel camera sensor on the back and a 5-megapixel selfie camera sensor on the front. It comes with a 4,000mAh battery and includes connectivity options like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/A-GPS and a USB Type-C port.
In addition to the Galaxy A22e 5G, Samsung appears to be working on the Galaxy M33 5G. Instructor Mukul Sharma tweeted to indicate that the Samsung Galaxy M33 5G would be launched in India by the end of February.
Samsung reportedly started production of the Galaxy M33 5G earlier this week. The phone also appeared on the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) website. Furthermore, it reportedly appeared on the Geekbench benchmark site with the model number SM-M336BU. The Geekbench listing also hinted at the presence of the Exynos 1200 SoC on the phone.
Other Galaxy M33 5G specs may include a 6,000mAh battery and at least 6GB of RAM. The phone may also come with Android 12 out of the box.
In addition, TheElec of South Korea reports that Samsung is acquiring new 50-megapixel camera sensors from SK Hynix. These new sensors are said to be available initially on the Samsung Galaxy A23 this year.
SK Hynix image sensors started appearing on Samsung phones in 2019, with low-end selfie camera sensors on the Galaxy A-series and Galaxy M-series models. The company also last year provided the 13-megapixel camera for the Galaxy Z Fold 3.
The Galaxy A23 is said to have optical image stabilization (OIS) alongside the new 50-megapixel camera sensor. This would also be accompanied by an ultra-wide 5-megapixel sensor, as well as two 2-megapixel sensors – one for macro and one for bokeh effects.
Last year, the Samsung Galaxy A22 5G debuted with a quad rear camera setup that carried a 48-megapixel primary sensor along with a 5-megapixel ultra-wide sensor and two 2-megapixel secondary sensors.
Elec suggests that Samsung could bring the Galaxy A23 in 4G and 5G options. In addition, the company is expected to ship 17.1 million units of the 4G variant Galaxy A23 and 12.6 million units of the 5G version. The 4G option could debut in the first quarter of this year, while the 5G variant could launch in the second half.
A previous report suggested that the Galaxy A23 would come with a 5,000mAh battery.