Samsung has announced the A03s, the successor to the cheapest smartphone owned by the manufacturer in the European range, the A02s. The phone has, among other things, a fingerprint scanner, which its predecessor did not have.
Samsung has the phone appear in IndiaHowever, there is a possibility that later the device will also end up in European stores. The fingerprint scanner is located in the power button located on the side of the phone. Compared to its predecessor, the device also changes soc. Where the A02s has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, the A03s has the MediaTek Helio P35.
Other characteristics are the same compared to the predecessor, such as the 6.5-inch LCD screen with a resolution of 1600 x 720 pixels, the camera setup also looks identical, with a 13-megapixel primary camera on the back, backed by a 2-megapixel camera. Macro camera and depth sensor on the front 5 MP camera in the screen notch.
The phone is the same size and weight as its predecessor: 164.2 x 75.9 x 9.1 mm at 196 grams. The battery has a capacity of 5000 mAh and can be charged at 15W via the USB-C port. The device is running Android 11 with Samsung One UI 3 on top of it. The previous A02s cost €149 in the Netherlands. The A03s are being offered in India for 11,500 rupees, which is about 132 euros currently. This is the cheapest configuration with 3GB of memory and 32GB of storage. The 4 / 64GB variant costs around 144 euros.