Samsung supposedly wants to expand the A series of smartphones. According to recent reports, the company plans to launch an entry-level smartphone called the Samsung Galaxy A01 Core.
The most recent entry comes from the Bluetooth SIG certification. The device is displayed under the model name SM-A013F_DS. While the suffix “DS” in the model name could indicate a dual SIM variant, the marketing name is finally in sight.
Samsung Galaxy A01 Core?
According to the certification, the device is called the Galaxy A01 Core. The Bluetooth version of the device is 5.0. And that gives us an indication that the SoC that powers the device may not be too old.
If we remember, Samsung launched the entry-level Galaxy A01 smartphone last year. The device had a 5.7-inch HD + screen, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 SoC, 6 GB RAM, and 128 GB storage. It was powered by a 3000 mAh battery inside. If you look at the new list, it is unclear whether the slogan “Basic” represents an upgrade or downgrade from the A01.
However, the Samsung Galaxy A01 Core is not new to us. Previously, entry-level phone with a similar model name SM-A013F had appeared on the leak radar, which should be the weakened version of A01 with the name Galaxy A10e.
Galax A01 Replaceable Battery?
A few days ago, a removable battery leaked from a phone with the same model number. A geekbench list followed, bizarrely listing the phone running on a three-year-old SoC MT6739.
The device achieved a poor single-core, and a multi-core score of 585 and 1665, respectively. According to the Mediatek product list, the MT6739 only supports Bluetooth 4.2. Therefore, the latest certification rules out the possibility of an older chipset on an SoC that is still in an envelope.
We are not yet sure about the other specifications, but given the A01, we can assume that it has at least a dual camera setup with similar internal components. Also, the Geekbench list showed that the device works immediately with Android 10.
However, Samsung could have changed its mind to incorporate improved internal components into the A01 kernel, as the predecessor already had internal parts that were similar to those in Geekbench. However, it will be necessary to wait for more leaks to get a clear idea of the specifications.