Update: The SM-A202F variant of the upcoming Galaxy A20 budget Android smartphone has been spotted on the Geekbench database. Unlike the Android Go version, which will be powered by an octa-core Exynos 7870 chipset, the SM-A202F variant apparently runs on an Exynos 7885 chipset. However, we should note that Geekbench listings for the Galaxy M10 and Galaxy M20 had also suggested that they would be powered by an Exynos 7885 SoC. So there is certainly a good chance that the Galaxy A20 may be powered by the same Exynos 7904 14nm octa-core processor as the Galaxy M20. In the memory department, the Geekbench listing reveals the handset will come equipped with 3GB of RAM. In comparison, the SM-A260F variant that appeared on the Geekbench database last week only included 1GB of RAM. Just as we expected, the standard Galaxy A20 will be running on the Android 9.0 Pie operating system out of the box and not Android Oreo. As for the benchmarking scores, the smartphone achieved 1,214 points in the single-core and 3,715 points in the multi-core test.
Last week, Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy A10 entry-level smartphone was certified by the Bluetooth SIG. The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has now certified the Galaxy A20 as well. Samsung is expected to launch the Galaxy A20 alongside other new A-smartphones very soon.
Samsung Galaxy A20 Expected to Launch Soon
The Bluetooth SIG has certified the SM-A205F variant of the Galaxy A20. While the certification does not confirm any key feature of the upcoming smartphone, it does tell us that the Galaxy A20 will come with Bluetooth 5.0 Low Energy support. Samsung is expected to launch two variants of the Galaxy A20, with one of them being an Android Go device. The standard Galaxy A20, however, is likely to be quite similar to the Galaxy M20 in terms of hardware specifications. We expect the Galaxy A20 to be priced very slightly higher than the Galaxy M20. To justify a slight premium, the Galaxy A20 may offer a more attractive design and perhaps a Super AMOLED display.
The Android Go version, going by a recent Geekbench listing, will feature an Exynos 7870 processor with an ARM Mali-T830 MP1 GPU and 1GB of RAM. In terms of software, it is expected to be launched with the Android 8.1 Oreo Go Edition out of the box. An update to Android Pie Go Edition will likely arrive sometime later in the year. The standard Galaxy A20 version, however, may ship with the Android 9.0 Pie operating system out of the box, just like other upcoming Galaxy A-series smartphones from Samsung. While no specific launch timeframe has been confirmed yet, Samsung is expected to begin launching its new Galaxy A-series models starting next month. The initial lineup will likely include the Galaxy A10, Galaxy A30, and Galaxy A50 smartphones. All the three models will feature a polycarbonate build and a 4000mAh capacity battery. Unlike the more expensive Galaxy A30 and Galaxy A50 smartphones, the Galaxy A10 as well as the Galaxy A20 will not offer fast charging support.