05 Apr 2021: Samsung launches Galaxy F02s and F12 budget smartphones in India
As an addition to its portfolio of budget smartphones, Samsung has introduced the Galaxy F02s and F12 models in India.
They carry a starting price-tag of Rs. 8,999 and will go on sale via Samsung online store, Flipkart, and popular retail stores.
They offer a waterdrop notch design, a 6.5-inch HD+ screen, and up to quad rear cameras.
Here's our roundup.
Design and display: Galaxy F12 sports a 90Hz screen
The Samsung Galaxy F02s and F12 feature a waterdrop notch and a thick bottom bezel. On the rear, they pack up to four cameras.
The former lacks a fingerprint sensor while the latter has a side-mounted fingerprint reader for secure biometric authentication,
The duo bears a 6.5-inch HD+ (720x1600 pixels) display with a 90Hz refresh rate available on the F12.
Cameras: Galaxy F02s has a 13MP triple rear camera module
Samsung Galaxy F02s houses a triple rear camera unit comprising a 13MP primary sensor, a 2MP macro lens, and a 2MP depth camera.
The Galaxy F12 has a quad rear camera arrangement, including a 48MP main sensor, a 5MP ultra-wide shooter, a 2MP macro lens, and a 2MP depth camera.
Up front, they have a 5MP and 8MP selfie snapper, respectively.
Internals: Under the hood, they run on Android 11
The Samsung Galaxy F02s draws power from a Snapdragon 450 chipset and a 5,000mAh battery with 15W fast-charging support.
The Galaxy F12 is fueled by an Exynos 850 processor and a massive 6,000mAh battery with 15W fast-charging.
The duo boots Android 11-based One UI 3.1 and comes loaded with 4GB of RAM and up to 128GB of storage.
Pocket-pinch: Samsung Galaxy F02s and F12: Pricing and availability
The Galaxy F02s costs Rs. 8,999 for the 3GB/32GB model and Rs. 9,999 for the 4GB/64GB variant. It will go on sale from April 9 at 12pm.
The Galaxy F12 is priced at Rs. 10,999 and Rs. 11,999 for the 4GB/64GB and 4GB/128GB models, respectively. It will be up for grabs starting April 12 at 12pm.