The Galaxy A series is Samsung’s midrange lineup of phones with impressive camera performance for the price and trimmed-down build and chipsets for bringing the prices down. The Galaxy A34 came out in March 2023, and it was mostly successful. It sold very well and was among the best-selling phones last year.
The Galaxy A34 had the Dimensity 1080 chipset and excellent cameras for the price. The only major problem with the phone was the design. It had very thick bezels, and a really intrusive waterdrop cutout was at the front. For 2023, that was a very out-of-date design.
There are new leaks of the Galaxy A35, and they showcase a new design for the rear. However, we do not know if Samsung has a new design for the front. We might get a punch-hole-style display instead of the teardrop with thick borders, which Samsung also hopefully reduces. Slimmer bezels really help in making the look more premium. It also helps in keeping content more immersive.
The leak shows the standard Samsung design for 2024. It’s a similar design to last time. It has three individual camera rings at the top left, with an equal distance between the three rings. This is the standard for almost all of their phones, from the budget A series models to the flagship Galaxy S24 Plus.
According to the Radio Research Agency in Korea, the live image of Galaxy A35 shows a flat frame and also a flat back. There’s also a new design for the keys; we can call it a Key Island design for the power button.
The RRA leak doesn’t say anything about the specs. However, the model number is SM-A356N. It has 5G capability. Other leaks of the model number (SM-A356U) confirm that it has at least 6GB RAM/ 128GB storage for the base model and the Exynos 1380 chipset.
The Exynos 1380 is the same chip as the much more expensive Galaxy A54. It has 4 Cortex A55 cores at 2 GHz and 4 Cortex A78 cores at 2.4 GHz. It also has the Mali-G68 MP5 GPU. We can expect it to ship out of the box with One UI 6.0 or One UI 6.1 (Android 14). Samsung might announce the phone in either February or March 2024.