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Here’s another Revü exclusive. After the Samsung Galaxy A32, Galaxy A52, and Galaxy A72, you might be wondering what Samsung Philippines will launch on the market next. But thanks to a couple of listings we found on the Korean company’s official website, we now have an idea of what’s to arrive in the country sooner rather than later.
(Update, May 30: The two smartphones are now available in the Philippines! Details here.)
The support pages of the Samsung Galaxy M12 and Samsung Galaxy M02 are now live on its Philippine website, suggesting that a local launch may be imminent. The two are the OEM’s latest budget devices that swap out Samsung AMOLED in favor of cheaper LCD to hit a lower price tag. Like other M series phones, the M12 and M02 have massive 6,000mAh and 5,000mAh batteries, respectively.
Both handsets are already available in India at these prices:
- Samsung Galaxy M12
- 4GB/64GB ₹10,999 (around P7,282 or $150)
- 6GB/128GB – ₹13,499 (P8,937 or $184)
- Samsung Galaxy M02
- 2GB/32GB ₹7,499 (P4,965 or $102)
- 3GB/32GB – ₹7,999 (P5,296 or $109)
Samsung Galaxy M12
The Galaxy M12 is an interesting budget blower. It offers plenty of good specs for the price, including Samsung’s newest 8nm octa-core Exynos 850 chipset with Mali-G52 graphics and One UI based on Android 11. It also boasts a 90Hz refresh rate, although it’s tied to an HD+ resolution as well.
The M12 is also one of the cheapest quad-camera smartphones on the market with a 48-megapixel Samsung Isocell GM2 sensor. That camera is paired with a 5-megapixel ultra-wide-angle shooter plus a pair of 2-megapixel sensors for macro and portrait shots. In addition to its 6,000mAh cell, the unit ships with a 15-watt USB-C fast charger, too.
- 6.5-inch waterdrop PLS LCD display, 1,600 x 720 resolution (20:9) with 90Hz refresh rate
- 8nm octa-core Samsung Exynos 850 processor
- Mali-G52 graphics
- 4GB/6GB RAM
- 64GB/128GB expandable storage
- Quad 48-megapixel, f/2.0 (main), 5-megapixel, f/2.2 (ultra wide), 2-megapixel, f/2.4 (macro), and 2-megapixel, f/2.4 (depth) rear cameras
- 8-megapixel, f/2.2 front camera
- Fingerprint reader (side-mounted)
- 6,000mAh battery with 18-watt USB-C fast charging
- One UI 3.1 based on Android 11
Samsung Galaxy M02
Unlike its more expensive stablemate, the Galaxy M02 is an average, entry-level phone by comparison. It has a 6.5-inch HD+ display like the M12, but operates at a standard 60Hz. The 28nm quad-core MediaTek MT6739W chip is another big downgrade, and you get two cameras at the back instead of four. The 5,000mAh battery of the M02 doesn’t support quick charging and charges over the outdated microUSB standard.
- 6.5-inch waterdrop PLS LCD display, 1,600 x 720 resolution (20:9) with 60Hz refresh rate
- 28nm quad-core MediaTek MT6739W processor
- PowerVR GE8100 graphics
- 2GB/3GB RAM
- 32GB expandable storage
- Dual 13-megapixel, f/1.9 (main), 2-megapixel, f/2.4 (macro) rear cameras
- 5-megapixel, f/2.0 front camera
- No fingerprint reader
- 5,000mAh battery with microUSB charging
- One UI 2.0 based on Android 10
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