Unlocked & Carrier Bound Galaxy A02s Variants Are Headed for the USA.
When Samsung first unveiled the Galaxy A02s in November the company said it will start selling the phone in February for a suggested retail price of 150 EUR. Well, it turns out that Samsung also wants to bring the phone to the USA, at least judging by a handful of documents that were recently published by the Wi-Fi Alliance and Bluetooth.
The unlocked Galaxy A02s, model number SM-A025U, was approved by the Wi-Fi Alliance today, but a couple of US-based carriers seemingly want to bring this new budget device to their networks as well. According to a couple of recent listings on the Bluetooth certification website for model numbers SM-A025A and SM-A025V, the Galaxy A02s is being readied for release via both AT&T and Verizon. In addition, a third model number (SM-A025AZ) indicates that the Galaxy A02s might also be picked up by Cricket.
Samsung will probably sell the unlocked Galaxy A02s in the USA for around $150, whereas network operators will likely offer it for free on contract. Either way, the phone has a 6.5-inch TFT HD+ Infinity-V display, an octa-core chipset, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of built-in storage, and a triple main camera setup.
The phone is powered by a 5,000mAh battery but unlike many budget phones released in 2020, the Galaxy A02s raises the bar with the inclusion of 15W fast charging. It’s a fantastic addition to what is essentially a budget-oriented smartphone with a focus on media consumption.
The WFA and Bluetooth certificates don’t reveal much about the phones aside from Wi-Fi a/b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.2 connectivity. Likewise, the phone’s exact release date in the USA remains unknown but we’ll keep you posted as soon as we find out more.