Samsung is bringing the Galaxy A23 5G to the US today, providing fast 5G connectivity and a 120Hz full HD display for just under $300.
The US release only includes a single color (black), with prices starting from $299.99 at AT&T, T-Mobile, and elsewhere. It was previously announced that this handset would also hit the Taiwanese market in blue and peach versions in addition to black.
The Galaxy A23 5G comes with a 6.6-inch 1080 x 2408 LCD display with adaptive 120Hz refresh to allow for smoother scrolling and gameplay. It features a Snapdragon 695 processor and will ship with Android 12 running Samsung’s One UI 4.1. It’s only available in North America with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. If that isn’t sufficient, there’s also an expandable microSD card slot. Its 5,000mAh battery supports 25W fast charging
The Galaxy A23 5G features a quad-camera setup with a primary 50-megapixel camera and a 5-megapixel ultrawide, as well as a 2-megapixel macro camera and a 2-megapixel depth-sensing camera. There’s also an 8-megapixel camera in the front for selfies.
We’ve rated previous models in the budget-friendly Samsung Galaxy A-series as “so-so,” with the Galaxy A32 impressing on battery life and connectivity, but disappointing with a low-resolution display. That 720p handset hit the market for $279, and was still a pretty compelling package for a phone under $300. The A23 5G addresses some of these issues already which could justify the extra 20 bucks.
Correction September 6th, 5.50AM ET: An earlier version of this story said that the Samsung Galaxy A23 5G would be available with multiple RAM and storage options, but it’s only available in a 4GB/64GB configuration in the US. We regret this error.