Samsung Galaxy M55 launching soon with Snapdragon 7 Gen 1

Snapdragon chipset after a long time!

Samsung is soon going to launch a new phone under the “M” series, the Samsung Galaxy M55. As the name suggests, this is the successor to the Galaxy M54, launched in March last year with a 108MP camera and an Exynos 1380 chipset.

While Samsung has yet to announce the launch date, the official renders and the specifications of the phone have surfaced online, thanks to MSPowerUser.

Samsung Galaxy M55

Design-wise, there is no change versus the predecessor. The triple camera setup is placed vertically, which has now become the identity of Samsung phones. The phone has a hole punch design on the front, and as per the source, the Galaxy M55 is quite lightweight at 180g. For comparison, the Galaxy M54 weighed 199g. As per some sources, the Galaxy M55 will be the slimmest phone in the “M” series.

As for the specifications, the Samsung Galaxy M55 has the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 chipset. This is quite a surprise, considering we haven’t seen an “M5x” series phone from Samsung in a long time with a Snapdragon chip. The Galaxy M54 had Exynos 1380, while the Galaxy M53 settled with the Dimensity 900. The Galaxy M52 was the last phone under the “M5x” series with a Snapdragon chip, the Snapdragon 778G.

The Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 is not the latest and greatest mid-range chip. It was announced in 2022 and is built on Samsung’s 4nm process. The chip has an octa-core CPU with a prime Cortex-A710 core clocked at 2.4GHz, three Cortex-A710 cores clocked at 2.36GHz, and four Cortex-A510 cores clocked at 1.8GHz. The Galaxy M55 has up to 12GB RAM and 256GB storage, with the option to expand the storage using a microSD card.

One downgrade versus last year is the battery. The Galaxy M54 had a 6,000mAh battery, while the Galaxy M55 is coming with a 5,000mAh cell. There is support for 45W fast wired charging, but we doubt if Samsung will offer an adapter in the box.

Speaking of the cameras, the Samsung Galaxy M55 has three on the back. The primary camera has a 50MP sensor with OIS, the ultrawide camera has an 8MP sensor, and the macro camera has a 2MP sensor. There is a 50MP selfie camera, which sounds interesting.

The display size is 6.7-inch, and this is a 120Hz AMOLED panel with a peak brightness of 1000 nits. The fingerprint sensor sits under the display.

Finally, the Samsung Galaxy M55 runs on Android 14-based OneUI and will get 5 Android updates, which is impressive for a mid-range smartphone. Other features include Knox security, NFC, and Dolby Atmos.

Well, the specifications are not bad for a Samsung mid-ranger. Let’s see at what price Samsung launches the phone.