Samsung’s new midrange Galaxy A55 has improved security, features

In Tech
March 28, 2024


In the latest addition to the midrange Samsung series, the company has launched the Galaxy A55 and A35 in its A-series lineup, the brand’s bestselling phones. The two Samsungs boast the Knox Vault, which is a security feature available for the first time on its A-series devices.

Samsung’s Knox Vault is designed to protect sensitive data, like lockscreen credentials and encryption keys, from software and hardware attacks. The security feature isolates sensitive data from the device’s main processors and memory to ensure its protection.

Samsung’s Galaxy A35 from front and back.

In a report by Android Police, the A55 has a metal frame, upgraded from the plastic one used in the previous phone series, the Galaxy A54. Due to be available from March 20, the Galaxy A55 wil start at $524 with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage $579 for 256GB of storage. The A35 will start at $415 for 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, while the 8GB/128GB model costs $435, and the 8GB/256GB model costs $491.

Key specs across both phones are similar, with 6.6-inch OLED displays with 1000 nits of peak brightness and up to 120Hz refresh rates, supported by four years of Android OS updates and five years of security patches. Both devices have IP67 ratings for dust and water resistance, 5000mAh batteries that can be fast charged up to 25W, with the support of 1TB microSD cards.

The major differences between the Galaxy A55 and A35 are their processors and camera setups, the former is powered by a newer Exynos 1480, while the A35 uses the same Exynos 1380 seen in last year’s Galaxy A54. While both have 50-megapixel main sensors and 5-megapixel macros, the A55 has a 12-megapixel ultrawide and a 32-megapixel selfie camera versus an 8-megapixel ultrawide and 13-megapixel front-facing camera in the A35.

 

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