While much of the media and consumer attention may be captured by the high-end Galaxy S line, Samsung also makes a lot of low-end devices — and it seems to be adding more to the list every month.
Case in point: Today, the company quietly unveiled the Galaxy A04e, not to be confused with the Galaxy A04 that was announced in August and the Galaxy A04 that was announced in September. The letter for October is “E”, so let’s see what we can find here.
Samsung Galaxy A04e in Light Blue, Copper and Black (left to right)
Galaxy A04e 6.5-inch HD+ PLS LCD touchscreen, 13MP rear camera with 2MP depth sensor, 5MP selfie snapper, unnamed SoC with octa-core CPU (reportedly MediaTek Helio G35), 3 or 4GB RAM, 32/ 64/128GB of expandable storage, LTE support (no 5G here), only 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi (no 5 GHz band so no Wi-Fi 5 or 6) and a 5,000 mAh battery.
It runs Android 12 with One UI Core 4.1, a stripped-down Samsung skin for low-end phones. It measures 164.2 x 75.9 x 9.1 mm and weighs 188 grams. It’s likely to be made of plastic, though Samsung hasn’t specifically mentioned it. You can buy the A04e in three color variants when it hits the streets, pictured above. They are typically called black, light blue, and copper.
Compared to the A04, the A04e has a lower-res main camera, and it starts with a smaller amount of RAM and doesn’t scale as well. Compared to the A04s, the A04e has a lower refresh rate screen (60 Hz vs. 90 Hz), a lower res main camera, one less camera (no macro shooter) and possibly a different chipset (although this remains to be confirmed). Otherwise these three are very similar.
Since the A04e looks to be the lowest end of the three, we’d expect it to end up being the cheapest, but unfortunately Samsung hasn’t provided any pricing or availability information yet.