Samsung has officially launched the Galaxy F02s and the Galaxy F12s budget smartphone in India after teasing them for a while. As expected, these devices are nothing but rebranded Galaxy A02s / M02s and Galaxy A12 / M12 respectively. Anyway, let us take a look at their specs, features, price, and availability.
Samsung Galaxy F02s / F12 Specifications and Features
Both the Galaxy F02s and the Galaxy F12 flaunt a 6.5-inch PLS TFT LCD panel with a resolution of 720 x 1600 pixels (HD+) and a dewdrop notch (Infinity-V Display). Additionally, the screen on the latter phone also has a 90Hz refresh rate.
The duo features a plastic build but a different design. Under the hood, the Galaxy F02s comes equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 S0C, whereas the Galaxy M02s sports an Exynos 850 SoC. Like any other budget device, they come with eMMC 5.1 storage and a dedicated microSD card slot (up to 1TB).
Further, the Galaxy F02s houses a vertically-aligned triple camera setup (13MP wide + 2MP macro + 2MP depth) on the back and a 5MP selfie camera on the front. On the other hand, the Galaxy F12 features a matrix-style quad-camera setup (48MP Samsung GM2 sensor + 5MP ultra-wide + 2MP macro + 2MP depth) on the rear panel and an 8MP front-facing camera.
On the connectivity front, the duo supports dual-SIM, 4G, single-band WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2 (F02s) / 5.0 (F12), and GNSS (GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, GALILEO). Sensors on these phones include an accelerometer, grip sensor, ambient light sensor, proximity sensor. The Galaxy F12 also has a grip sensor and a side-mounted fingerprint sensor. As for ports, the duo sports a 3.5mm headphone jack and a USB Type-C port.
As for software, the Galaxy F02s runs One UI Core 2.x based on Android 10, while the Galaxy F12 boots the latest Android 11-based One UI Core 3.x. Similarly, although both of them support 15W fast charging, the Galaxy F02s is backed by a 5,000mAh battery, whereas the Galaxy F12 sports a larger 6,000mAh battery.
Last but not least, the duo comes in the following three colors.
- Diamond Blue
- Diamond White
- Diamond Black
- Sea Green
- Celestial Black
- Sky Blue
Samsung Galaxy F02s / F12 Price and Availability
Samsung will be selling the Galaxy F02s and the Galaxy F12 for the following price tags on Flipkart, Samsung online store, and select offline retail stores.
- 3GB + 32GB – ₹8,999 ($122)
- 4GB + 64GB – ₹9,999 ($136)
- 4GB + 64GB – ₹10,999 ($150)
- 4GB + 128GB – ₹11,999 ($163)
The Galaxy F02s and the Galaxy F12 will be available for purchase starting April 9 and April 12 respectively.
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