Samsung is currently in the midst of testing a processor that is likely intended for the forthcoming Galaxy A55. In addition to this, it has been revealed that the device, following in the footsteps of the Galaxy A54, will feature a 50MP primary camera.
Exynos 1480 Processor
While Samsung enjoyed significant success with the Galaxy A52 and A52s a few years ago, the company has typically relied on its proprietary processors for the mid-range A-series. For example, the Galaxy A53 is powered by the Exynos 1280 processor, while the Galaxy A54 boasts the Exynos 1380. As the calendar flips to 2024, the question arises whether Samsung will persist in this direction, and the answer appears to be a resounding 'yes.'
Internal sources have unveiled that Samsung is actively testing a processor bearing the model designation S5E8845, known by the code name "Rose." The Exynos 1280 is designated as the S5E8825, and the 1380 as the S5E8835, lending credence to the likelihood that the new chip will be dubbed the Exynos 1480. Given the historical pattern of chip usage in the A-series, it's reasonable to anticipate the Exynos 1480 making its debut in the Galaxy A55. While there are speculations regarding Samsung equipping the new mid-range Exynos chips with AMD GPUs, this remains unconfirmed.
50MP Main Camera for Enhanced Photography
Samsung has adhered to 64-megapixel sensors for the main camera in its Galaxy A5x series for a considerable period. However, this trend shifted last year with the introduction of a more contemporary 50MP sensor in the Galaxy A54. Now, it has been substantiated that this trend will continue with the Galaxy A55, which will also feature a 50MP main camera. When coupled with Samsung's updated camera software, users can anticipate at least incremental improvements compared to the A54.
Release Date Speculation
While concrete details about the Galaxy A55 are sparse at this juncture, it is presumed that the device will adhere to the release schedule of its predecessor Galaxy A5x models. As such, consumers can anticipate its launch, potentially coinciding with the Galaxy A35, sometime in March 2024.