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On March 11, Samsung unveiled its Galaxy A55 5G and Galaxy A35 5G, two midrange smartphones.  

Virtually, the Galaxy A55 and the Galaxy A35 are similar. Both have a flat housing design, though it appears that the A55 sports a metal frame while the A35 is keeping to a plastic frame. The A35 is also lighter at 209g while the A55 is 213g.  

Both phones come in similar colourways—Awesome Iceblue, Awesome Navy, and Awesome Lilac.

The Galaxy A55 / Image Credit: Samsung

Beyond their physical qualities, here’s what else to expect from these midrange phones.

The major highlights

The two phones come with 6.6-inch, FHD+ Super AMOLED displays with a 120Hz refresh rate, and sport the scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass Victus+.

Both have a IP67 rating, deeming them dust and water resistant.

On the topic of displays, both feature Vision Booster, Samsung’s answer to enhancing users’ visual experience. This offers adaptive brightness in different conditions for both phones, which boast a maximum brightness of 1,000 nits.

The A55 / Image Credit: Samsung

As for the chipset, it seems as though Samsung has yet to officially announce it, but the phones are expected to be powered by Exynos, with the A55 possibly using the Exynos 1480, while A35 may come with the Exynos 1380. Both phones will have an octa-core processor.

Another key feature of these phones is security. Specifically, these are the first Galaxy A series phones to be equipped with something known as Knox Vault, Samsung’s proprietary hardware-based and tamper-resistant security solution.

The A35 / Image Credit: Samsung

Battery life seems to be quite good for the Galaxy A55 and Galaxy A35, which will have a 5,000mAh battery that can supposedly last up to two days on a single charge.

While it doesn’t seem like the phones will come fitted with Galaxy AI, they will come with the Edit Suggestion feature that utilises AI technology so users can blur backgrounds, erase reflections, or remaster subjects in their photographs.

Some differences in the photography

As for photography capabilities, both have optical image stabilisation (OIS) and video digital image stabilisation (VDIS) built in.

The main difference between the phones is the camera specs, though.

For the A35, the three-camera setup comprises a 50MP main camera, a 8MP ultrawide camera, and a 5MP macro camera.

The A55’s camera specs / Image Credit: Samsung

These numbers are matched by the A55’s cameras, save for the ultrawide camera, which has a higher resolution of 12MP.

The front cameras are different too. While the A55 has a 32MP front camera, the A35’s is 13MP.

In a press release, Samsung also specifically highlighted the Galaxy A55 for its enhanced Nightography, and it supposedly offers clearer and more vibrant photos even in poor lighting conditions.

In any case, pricing details in Malaysia have not been released yet for either phone. That said, do stay tuned for any updates and reviews of the new gadgets once we get our hands on them.

  • Learn more about the Samsung Galaxy A55 here.
  • Learn more about the Samsung Galaxy A35 here.
  • Read other articles we’ve written about Samsung here.

Featured Image Credit: Samsung

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