Samsung has launched their first smartphone of the new year at CES 2023, the entry level Galaxy A14 5G. It replaces the Galaxy A13 5G and brings with it a couple of improvements, such as an FHD+ display and a better front facing camera.
As mentioned, the Samsung Galaxy A14 5G will come with a 6.6-inch, FHD+ LCD Infinity-V display that is also capable of pushing a 90Hz refresh rate. This essentially fixes the one biggest flaw with the current Galaxy A13 5G device, which had a 6.5-inch, 720p display with a 90Hz refresh rate.
Under the hood, the Galaxy A14 5G won’t be upgrading the processor though, as it uses the same MediaTek 700 system-on-chip that’s also on the Galaxy A13 5G, an entry level 5G chip from a number of years ago now. This gets mated to 4GB of RAM and up to 128GB of storage, but it seems that some regions will also be getting 6GB of RAM options. It ships with Android 13 out of the box, and Samsung is promising two major OS upgrades and four years of security updates, a rarity at this price point.
Elsewhere, there’s a triple rear camera setup with a main 50MP, f/1.8 camera flanked by a 2MP, f/2.4 macro lens and a 2MP, f/2.4 depth sensor. You’ll also find a 13MP, f/2.0 front facing camera, a notable upgrade over its predecessor’s 5MP front camera. There’s a 5,000mAh battery with 15W fast charging too, as well as a side mounted fingerprint sensor and support for Bluetooth 5.2, WiFi 5 and 5G.
As for pricing and availability, it’s been reported that it will start at just USD199.99 (~RM879.46), USD50 lower than what the Galaxy A13 5G went for in the United States. Local pricing and availability details aren’t available yet, but Lowyat has already found that the Galaxy A14 had passed our local SIRIM certification back on 9 December, meaning that a local release should be happening quite soon.