Towards the end of 2021, we had seen a surging trend amongst the smartphone OEMs to increase the prices of their older launches. But we might see a slight change across the smartphone industry this year. Keeping in line with the same, Samsung has announced a price cut on one of its affordable smartphones. The Galaxy A12 is the latest model by the South Korean brand to receive a discount following a price hike last year.
Samsung Galaxy A12 New Prices In India
Both Samsung Galaxy A12 4GB RAM and the 6GB RAM model have received a price cut of Rs. 1,000 in India. Following the discount, you’ll be able to buy the base model (4GB RAM) for Rs. 12,499 instead of Rs. 13,499. On the other hand, the Galaxy A12 6GB RAM model will now be retailing at Rs. 15,499 instead of Rs. 16,499 launch price. The new prices are applicable on all shades including black, white, and blue. Notably, the device will be sold at discounted prices across all the online as well as offline retail stores in the country.
Samsung Galaxy A12: New Price Cut Makes It Worth Buying?
Before we give a verdict, we’ll have to quickly recap all the features offered by the Galaxy A12. It is an entry-level offering that is driven by the octa-core Exynos 850 processor. The chipset is paired up with Mali G52 GPU and up to 6GB RAM. The budget device offers up to 12GB storage configuration which is further expandable via microSD for additional space.
The Galaxy A12 accommodates a TFT panel that measures 6.5-inches in size and has regular HD+ (720 x 1600) pixels screen resolution. The screen refresh rate offered is also standard, i.e, 60Hz. For imaging, Samsung has used four cameras on this budget Galaxy A smartphone. The unit offers a 48MP main camera, a 5MP ultra-wide-angle sensor, and a pair of 2MP lenses.
The Samsung Galaxy A12 uses an 8MP camera for selfies. The firmware boots on is Android 11 OS layered with a custom OneUI skin. The security aspect is taken care of by a power key-integrated fingerprint scanner on the right edge. The device gets its power via a 5,000 mAh battery with 15W fast charging support.
The features offered by the Galaxy A12 are decent; specifically, if you consider a budget handset it is well loaded to be a daily driver. However, the asking price tag of Rs. 12,499 following a discount is higher when you compare it with the Chinese counterparts.