In 2022, Samsung would like to equip more Galaxy A smartphones with IP certification guaranteeing water resistance, even with immersion.
The Galaxy A range is not as highlighted as that of the Galaxy S in the Samsung smartphone catalog. However, it is of course this family of products that the South Korean giant is making sales by shovel. The popular Galaxy A51 thus found himself # 1 best-selling Android smartphone of 2020.
It is therefore important for the company to take good care of its Galaxy A to ensure a comfortable financial mattress in order to continue its innovations in the more premium segment. As part of this strategy, Samsung would therefore consider providing more Galaxy A smartphones of a quality that is still very appreciable: waterproofing.
Water resistance for many Galaxy A smartphones
This is indeed what the Korean media announces The Elec — relayed through 9to5Google. As of 2022, we should see more mid-range and entry-level Samsung Galaxy A models benefiting from IPx7 or IPx8 certification that guarantees water resistance even with immersion. The future Galaxy A33 and all models above would be affected as well. However, it would appear that cheaper devices – such as the Galaxy A13 – will not yet appear among the lucky ones.
The Elec explains that Samsung will seek to make savings elsewhere on the production line and mentions in particular a “simplification»Of the manufacturing process for the rear face of Galaxy A smartphones. In addition, it should be noted that for the moment, only Galaxy A52 and Galaxy A72 were waterproof apart from the South Korean brand’s S, Z and Note models.
Samsung and the competition
For some time now, Galaxy A smartphones have benefited from more careful attention to appeal to consumers. Better designs, slightly more competitive features, more extensive marketing campaigns… It must be said that this product family covers a very large number of price segments, from entry level to premium doors. In other words, it is perhaps the product family most exposed to competition and Samsung must not give way to tough opponents such as Xiaomi.
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