After a lot of teasing, Samsung finally launched the Galaxy F12 in the Indian market, and it is a budget phone that starts at Rs 10,999. On paper, it does seem like a pretty good deal since it comes with an 8nm octa-core Exynos 850 SOC, a 90Hz display, a massive 6,0000mAh cell, OneUI 3.1 based on Android 11, Quad cameras, and more.
Design-wise, the Samsung Galaxy F12 comes in three colors named Sea Green, Celestial Black, and Sky Blue. Since it is a budget phone, there is a polycarbonate build. The USB Type-C port is placed on the bottom alongside the headphone jack and the speaker grill. The fingerprint scanner is embedded in the power button on the right side, and there is a square-shaped camera module with a Quad camera array in it.
On the front is a 6.5-inch Infinity-V display, so it has a waterdrop notch on top that houses an 8 Megapixel selfie shooter in it. While the refresh rate is 90Hz, Samsung has done some cost-cutting here since it is not just an LCD panel but also has a 720p resolution. The phone is powered by the Exynos 850 chipset, and it is an 8nm chip with an octa-core CPU. It is paired with 4GB RAM and 64GB or 128GB internal storage.
Backing all of this is a massive 6,000mAh battery, and the Samsung Galaxy F12 supports 15W charging. OneUI 3.1 core based on Android 11 runs out of the box, and some other features include Widevine L1 support, Dolby Atmos, etc.
Finally, Samsung has hyped the 48 Megapixel camera on this phone a lot by saying that it is a “True” 48 Megapixel sensor. This is Samsung’s GM2 sensor which is paired with a 5 Megapixel ultrawide camera and two 2 Megapixel cameras, one for macro photos and the other for depth sensing.
In India, the Galaxy F12 launched in two storage options and the pricing is as follows –
4GB + 64GB – Rs 10,990
4GB + 128GB – Rs 11,999
The sale starts on the 12th of April, and you can buy the phone online on Samsung India’s website and Flipkart.