Samsung has quietly launched the Galaxy A22 in the Indian market for Rs 18,499 & so, this also confirms the earlier leak where we got to know the Indian pricing. This is not a 5G phone as it is powered by the MediaTek Helio G80 chipset. Some of the highlights of the Samsung Galaxy A22 include a 48 Megapixel camera with OIS, a 90Hz Super AMOLED, and a 5,000mAh battery. It certainly doesn’t win any awards for the best value for the money you’re spending because, for a price of Rs 18,499, you get a chipset that we have seen in phones priced around Rs 10,000. Also, there is a 720p panel which is something we don’t expect at this price.
Design-wise as well, the Galaxy A22 looks okay-ish. There is an old-school notch on the front & a big chin on the bottom. The back of the phone has a Quad camera setup & the fingerprint scanner is there on the right side.
The panel on the front is a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED with a 720p resolution and a 90Hz refresh rate. So while it is great that Samsung is offering a high-refresh-rate Super AMOLED panel in this phone, it is a shame that the resolution is just 720p. Under the hood, there is a MediaTek Helio G80 chipset, and it is paired with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage that is also expandable. The battery size is 5,000mAh, and there is support for 15W fast charging.
The Quad camera array on the rear includes a primary 48 Megapixel sensor with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), and this is something we don’t see in phones under Rs 20,000. OIS means that you can shoot smooth videos, and it also helps in taking low-light photos. The other cameras besides the primary sensor are your normal 8MP ultrawide, a Megapixel macro & a 2 Megapixel depth sensor. On the front, Samsung Galaxy A22 has a 13 Megapixel shooter.
Finally, speaking of the availability, the Samsung Galaxy A22 comes in two colors in India – Black & Mint. There is only one storage option with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage, priced at Rs 18,499. You can buy the phone right now from Samsung India’s website & the offline stores.