With 5G making headlines across the world, companies are scrambling to be the first to get out an affordable device that supports it. Vodafone recently launched their 5G network in major Irish cities, with Eir and Three Ireland expected to follow suit soon after. The Huawei Mate 20 X is one of the only devices on offer through Vodafone that supports its 5G network, and that phone is a pretty expensive option. The Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ has a 5G edition which isn’t available in Ireland yet, and Vodafone only allows you to register your interest in the S10+ 5G – nothing else. With that in mind, the new Samsung Galaxy A90 5G looks set to be Ireland’s definitive flagship 5G smartphone – that is, if it can arrive here on time.
Samsung Galaxy A90 5G Specifications
|Dimensions and Weight||
|SoC||7nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 855:
|RAM and Storage||
|Battery & Charging||
|Front Camera||32MP, f/2.0|
|Android Version||One UI based on Android 9 Pie|
The Samsung Galaxy A series typically featured mid-range handsets with quirky features that didn’t make it to the S series. Such features like a flip-around camera on the A80 are a perfect example of that, but the A90 is different. Featuring 5G support, the latest flagship chipset and a potentially great camera setup, it’s nothing like anything Samsung has put into the A series before. While no pricing has been made official yet, it’s rumoured to cost somewhere between $700 and $800. Typically when converting USD to Euro, we can just switch the currency sign, so expect it to cost between €700 and €800 here. With financing options through bill pay, that could suddenly become a very affordable device.
The Samsung Galaxy A90 5G is expected to launch in South Korea on September 4th, with availability coming to other regions over the coming months. You can pick up Samsung A series smartphones in stores in Ireland, so it’s not too farfetched to expect the A90 5G to make its way here as well. We’ll be keeping a close eye on this particular smartphone, as companies are vying to be the first to get out an affordable 5G smartphone to reach the masses.