Samsung Galaxy A10e Gets FCC Certification, Launch Imminent
Korean technology giant Samsung launched the current smartphones in the Galaxy A lineup back in the month of February. These devices include the Galaxy A10, Galaxy A30 and Galaxy A50. The aforementioned handsets represented a change in strategy by the company to counter the ever-expanding stronghold of Chinese OEMs like Xiaomi, Honor and Realme in the Indian smartphone market. Now, according to reports, Samsung is planning to launch a new device in the lineup. A handset, purported to be the Galaxy A10e has passed the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) which suggests its announcement is imminent.
The Galaxy A10e will be the latest budget offering from Samsung. The model number of the device in the FCC filings has been revealed to be SM-102U. Since the Galaxy A10 has the model number SM-105F and SM-105G, the Galaxy A10e is expected to be watered down variant of the previously launched handset. Reports claim the upcoming device will be powered by a 3000 mAh battery which is considerably smaller than the 3400 mAh cell found in its sibling. It has been leaked to run on the MediaTek Helio P22 SoC. The chipset is comprised of an Octa-core CPU and the IMG PowerVR GE8320 GPU. For memory and storage, the Galaxy A10e might have 2GB of RAM on board.
Since the Galaxy A10 launched featuring a single rear and front camera; it is convenient to believe the Galaxy A10e may also sport the same setup, albeit a different resolution for optics. The upcoming smartphone is expected to have a 6.2 inch IPS LCD display like its sibling with an Infinity V style notch on top. While the design of the handset is not known, it may be constructed entirely out of polycarbonate with a glossy finish on the rear panel. This design characteristic is reminiscent of what Samsung has implemented in the current Galaxy A lineup. Since the device has passed the mandatory FCC certification, its launch seems imminent. Unfortunately, no information about the pricing of the Galaxy A10e is available, but it is expected to be priced under Rs. 10,000 when launched in India.