After the global chip shortage, Samsung has hiked the price of some of its smartphones in India. The list includes three devices: Samsung Galaxy F02s, Samsung Galaxy M02s, and Samsung Galaxy A12. The major smartphone player has hiked the prices of the three phones by Rs 500. The new hiked rates are applicable across all their variants.
To recall, Samsung launched Galaxy F02s, Galaxy M02s, and Galaxy A12 are the company’s latest budget smartphones to debut in India in 2021. The devices are speculated to be more expensive due to the global chip shortage. After the increase in prices the Samsung Galaxy F02s is Rs 500 more expensive and will retail at Rs 9,499 and Rs 9,999 for the 3GB RAM with 32GB storage and 4GB RAM with 64GB storage options respectively. To recall, both the variants were launched in India at 8,999 and Rs 9,499.
This phone will be available in three colour options of Diamond Black, Diamond Blue, and Diamond White. Samsung Galaxy F02s features a 6.5-inch HD+ HD+ Infinity-V Display. It runs on One UI based on Android 10 OS and is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC. It comes with a triple rear camera setup that includes a 13-megapixel primary sensor. Moreover, there is a 2-megapixel depth sensor and a 2-megapixel macro lens. While on the front, there is a 5-megapixel selfie camera. The device is backed by a 5,000mAh battery with 15W fast charging support.
Similarly, Galaxy M02s which was launched at Rs 8,999 for the 3GB RAM with 32GB storage is now available at Rs 9,499. The 4GB RAM with 64GB storage model is now accessible at Rs 10,499 which retailed at Rs 9,999 before the price hike. Both variants will be available in two colour options of Black, Blue, and Red. The phone features a 6.5-inch TFT waterdrop-style notch display. It is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor paired with Adreno 506 GPU.
It comes in Celestial Black, Sea Green, and Sky Blue colour options. Samsung Galaxy F12 is highlighted with a 6.5-inch HD+ Infinity-V Display. Under the hood, there is an octa-core Exynos 850 SoC and runs One UI 3.1 Core on top of Android 11. A quad rear camera setup includes a 48-megapixel primary sensor, a 5-megapixel ultra-wide-angle, a 2-megapixel macro lens and, a 2-megapixel depth sensor. Upfront, there is an 8-megapixel camera sensor for taking selfies and video calling. The phone packs a massive 6,000mAh battery that comes with 15W fast charging support.
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