Samsung Galaxy A55 Images Hint at a Major Design Change

Early next year, Samsung will launch the Galaxy S24. After the flagship trio debuts, fans will also eagerly await the arrival of the mid-range Galaxy A55. Following recently leaked specifications, high-resolution renders of the device have also surfaced, pointing of a welcome change in the design and build.

Samsung Galaxy A55 could debut with a metal frame

Courtesy of OnLeaks, leaked photos of the alleged Galaxy A55 were shared via MySmartPrice with Samsung’s Galaxy A55 possibly sharing the same exterior design as its flagship and budget counterparts. The frame will be flatter than the Galaxy A54 (review) and appears to be made of metal (as speculated by a tipster), while we guess it would be some sort of aluminum alloy.

Interestingly, there is a section on the right side that stands out, housing different buttons that make it look similar to the entry-level Galaxy A15 5G and Galaxy A35 that was leaked. Another noticeable difference from its predecessor is the speaker grille sporting a horizontal slit, identical to what we saw in the Galaxy S24 Ultra prototype unit.

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Samsung Galaxy A55’s render shows a flatter metal frame. / © OnLeaks/MySmartPrice

The rest of the handset looks to be a familiar affair, with the front featuring a centered punch-hole camera and thick bezels. We just hope the latter will be reduced slightly on the actual device. Lastly, the back carries an unknown panel material with a floating triple camera configuration.

Based on existing rumors, the primary sensor is still headlined by a 50 MP snapper. It’s unsure whether the ultrawide camera will be accompanied by a proper telephoto lens instead of a macro sensor this time around.

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Samsung’s Galaxy A55 gets a new speaker grill cut out and bulging section for the buttons. / © OnLeaks/MySmartPrice

Concerning the other specifications and features of the Galaxy A55, benchmark listings indicate the mid-range handset will be equipped with an in-house Exynos 1480 chipset. The silicon could include a faster octa-core processor, but the major improvement might be the efficiency and better graphics performance via a flagship-grade Xclipse GPU.

In addition, the Galaxy A55 sports a 5,000 mAh battery, which remains unchanged in cell capacity. The charging speed is also said to retain the 25 watts standard. Whether this rating is decent or not, it all depends on the users. However, it should be noted that most mid-range Chinese handsets in the same price point boast way faster charging speeds.

There is no word how much the Galaxy A55 will cost. We can assume the South Koreans will list the upcoming handset with the same attractive price as the Galaxy A54 given the modest hardware upgrades in tow. In terms of availability, Samsung might launch the Galaxy A55 in February 2024 at the earliest.

What are your thoughts on the design and features of the Samsung Galaxy A55? Do you prefer it over the current Galaxy A54? We look forward to your answers in the comments.