Samsung Galaxy A12 And A02s: The First Samsung Phones For 2021 Are Two Input Ranges That Make A Leap In Battery

Samsung Galaxy A12 and A02s the first Samsung phones for 2021 are two input ranges that make a leap in battery

Samsung begins to show its cards for 2021. The first to make themselves known is the cheapest and simplest mobiles from the South Korean manufacturer, the new Galaxy A12 and A02s. These are the successors of the Galaxy A11 and Galaxy A01 presented in April of this year. And the truth is that although they are still quite humble terminals in terms of features, they have made a significant leap in battery, incorporating up to 5,000 mAh with a 15W charge.

These are the characteristics of the Galaxy A12 and Galaxy A02s, two terminals that will foreseeably mark the minimum of what we will find in Samsung among its future mobiles. Unfortunately, even though the battery has been improved, we will still start from 32 GB in the most basic model. Here we leave you with the rest of the specifications.

Technical sheet of the Samsung Galaxy A12 and A02s




6.5″ HD+ TFT

6.5″ HD+ TFT


164 x 75.8 x 8.9mm



(2.3GHz + 1.8GHz)



3 / 4 / 6 GB



64 / 128 GB + microSD

32 + microSD


Main: 48 MP, f/2.0
Wide: 5 MP, f/2.2
Macro: 2 MP, f/2.4
Depth: 2 MP, f/2.4

Main: 13 MP
Macro: 2 MP, f/2.4
Depth: 2 MP, f/2.4


8MP, f/2.2

5MP, f/2.2


5,000 mAh
15W charge

5,000 mAh
15W charge


LTE connectivity, side fingerprint reader

LTE connectivity, side fingerprint reader

6.5″ screen and up to four cameras

6.5 screen and up to four cameras

The Samsung Galaxy A12 and the Galaxy A02s share many of their features, the main difference being the camera. Both have a 6.5-inch TFT panel with HD+ resolution and an ‘Infinity-V’ panel, about the ‘notch’ in the shape of a drop of water that is located in the upper central area and where they hide the front camera.

Inside they have an octa-core processor, with 2.3 and 1.8 GHz cores. As usual, Samsung does not specify which specific model it is, but according to GSMArena, it would be an Helio P35 in the Galaxy A12 and a Snapdragon 450 in the Galaxy A02s.

As for RAM, the Galaxy A12 will come in different versions, from 3 GB to 6 GB. We will also have three storage options: 32, 64, and 128 GB, expandable by microSD up to 1 TB. We would have liked the 2021 entry range to start from 64 GB, but we understand that it is a component where costs can be saved. For security, the fingerprint reader is placed on the side.

In the Galaxy A02s model, we will have a single version with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage, also expandable via microSD card.

Where there has been a big leap is in the battery. The Galaxy A12 arrives with 5,000 mAh and 15W charging. The Galaxy A02s model also incorporates these 5,000 mAh with the same “fast” charge. An even more significant change since its previous generation started from 3,000 mAh.

For the photographic section, the Galaxy A12 has a 48-megapixel main sensor, accompanied by a 13MP wide angle and two extra cameras for macro and bokeh effects. They are placed in a small box in the upper left corner and also represent a leap from the 13MP camera of the Galaxy A11. That is precisely the level where the Galaxy A02s stays, which incorporates a 13MP main sensor along with two 2-megapixel cameras. This time, placed upright.

Versions and prices of the Galaxy A12 and A02s

The new Samsung Galaxy A12 will be available from January 4, 2021, in black, white, blue, and red colors, with a price of 179 euros in Spain for the 64 GB version and around 199 euros for the 128 GB version.

The Galaxy A02s model, available in black and white colors, will be available from February 15, 2021, for a cost of 150 euros.

Versions and price of the Galaxy A12 and A02s