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Samsung Electronics rolls out Galaxy A12 at W275,000 in Korea

By Lim Jeong-yeo

Published : Feb. 7, 2021 - 13:11

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  Samsung Electronics will launch the Galaxy A12 phone in South Korea on Tuesday at a price of 275,000 won ($246).

  The Galaxy A12 has four cameras on the back, with a 5,000-milliamp-hour battery designed to last the full day and support 15-watt fast charging.

  The rear quadcamera features a 48-megapixel main camera with live focus function, a 5-megapixel ultrawide-angle lens, a 2-megapixel depth camera and a 2-megapixel macro camera. The front camera has 8 megapixels.

  Samsung Electronics says anyone with the Galaxy A12 will be able to take snaps like a professional photographer for shots ranging from portrait to scenery.

  Galaxy A12 will have a matte finish for its back, along with a lateral fingerprint sensor. These are details to minimize surface smudges, according to Samsung.

  Consumers will be able to purchase the phone in a standalone deal or through the three major telecommunications companies in Korea: SK Telecom, KT and LG U+.

  In Korea, the Galaxy A12 will only be available in a choice of black or white. Prior to the official launch Tuesday, Samsung Electronics will presell the phone Monday through the Samsung Electronics homepage and ecommerce platforms Coupang, Gmarket and 11st at a 10 percent discount.

  For all Galaxy A12 customers here, Samsung Electronics will also extend a two-month free membership of YouTube Premium.

  The A series of Galaxy devices targets those who mainly use phones for calls and messages and want devices at a lower price range.

  The A12 is launching globally in intervals, according to local needs and circumstances. It has already been introduced in Hong Kong, the UK and Nigeria, and will be released in India in the last week of February. Specifications may differ according to the local market.

By Lim Jeong-yeo(