Exploring the Galaxy A55: A Comprehensive Review

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With March quickly approaching, the Galaxy A55 and A35, Samsung's upcoming mid-range Galaxy phone lineup, won't be too far off. All the information on the more expensive option—the Galaxy A55—that has been released thus far can be found here.
Regarding the A55, Samsung has not released any official information or teasers, but there is a good deal of material available in the form of rumors, leaks, and reports. First off, a number of design renderings that have appeared online have given us a good idea of the phone's potential appearance.

We also know a little more about what Samsung has planned for the Galaxy A55's camera system, the processor that will power it, and a few educated guesses to fill in the remaining blanks. Even if there are now more rumors and leaks than actual leaks, it is still feasible to construct a picture of the A55.

Specifications of the Galaxy A55

As of right now, the Galaxy A55's specifications seem a little boring. The size, chipset, and display brightness are the three obvious differences. However, more updates may be announced before to the announcement, so keep checking back.

Galaxy A55 Specifications




Not announced yet (Rumored)



BODY Dimensions





Glass front (Gorilla Glass), glass back (Gorilla Glass), aluminum frame


Single SIM (Nano-SIM, eSIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)


Dust/water resistant (up to 1m for 30 min)


Super AMOLED, 120Hz, HDR10+


6.5 inches, 103.7 cm2


1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~396 ppi density)


Corning Gorilla Glass


Android 14, One UI 6


Exynos 1480


Octa-core (4x2.7 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4x2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)

MEMORY Card slot

microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot)


128GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 6GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM


50 MP, f/1.8, (wide), 1/1.56", 1.0µm, PDAF, OIS
12 MP, f/2.2, 123˚ (ultrawide), 1.12µm
5 MP, f/2.4, (macro)


LED flash, panorama, HDR


4K@30fps, 1080p@30/60fps, 720p@480fps


32 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), 1/2.8", 0.8µm


4K@30fps, 1080p@30/60fps

SOUND Loudspeaker

Yes, with stereo speakers

3.5mm jack



Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct


5.3, A2DP, LE




Yes (market/region dependent)




USB Type-C 2.0, OTG


Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, compass, barometer (USA only)
Virtual proximity sensing


5000 mAh, non-removable


25W wired

MISC Colors

Iceblue, Lilac, Navy


SM-A556V, SM-A556U, SM-A556U1, SM-A556B, SM-A556B/DS, SM-A556E, SM-A556E/DS, SM-A5560


0.68 W/kg (head) | 1.04 W/kg (body)

Galaxy A55 Colors & Design

Some users may find it difficult to differentiate between Samsung's flagship "S" series and the Galaxy "A" series due to their similar aesthetics. But this time, it's anticipated that the Galaxy A55 will have one little yet noticeable design update to set it apart from the competition.

Check out the next renders of the Galaxy A55 to see if you can identify this design modification:

Did you see it? The "Key Island" is a hump or island that houses the power and volume buttons on the side of the device. The top and bottom of the island slope downward and integrate into the metal frame. Samsung initially tried this design on the even more affordable Galaxy A15 and A25 models.

In addition to the Key Island, the renderings reveal that Samsung designed the Galaxy A55 to have rounded corners and flat sides, just like the S24 series. The A55 would likely feel like holding a Galaxy S24 Plus due to its greater size.

There haven't been any leaks in terms of protection, but we anticipate Samsung to maintain the IP67 dust and water resistant classification and use Gorilla Glass Victus—an upgrade from Gorilla Glass 5—to shield the A55's display.

Three options—Awesome Iceblue, Awesome Lilac, and Awesome Navy—have been mentioned in terms of color. It is possible that some will only be available to orders placed via Samsung's website, although this is not guaranteed.

In contrast to some other competitors like OnePlus, Samsung offers a rather straightforward unpacking experience for the Galaxy A55. The Galaxy A54 was shipped without a case, screen protector, or charger. The phone itself, some paperwork, and the charging wire were the only items inside. For the A55, we anticipate the same.

Display of the Galaxy A55

Given that it is a Samsung phone, the Galaxy A54's display is rather attractive, but it falls short in many areas when measured against more modern benchmarks. In light of this, we anticipate Samsung will increase the brightness from 1,000 nits to a minimum of 1,650 nits.

Naturally, it will also carry over the excellent features of the A54's display, such as compatibility for HDR10+ (Samsung's own standard for HDR content) and a 120Hz refresh rate for fluid gaming and animation.

The A55's display may have grown somewhat in size from its predecessor's, measuring 6.4" to 6.5", but this should not come as a major surprise considering how huge it already is.

Regarding biometrics, Samsung has not yet included an ultrasonic fingerprint scanner into one of its low-cost phones; it is quite probable that this will not alter with the release of the Galaxy A55. It wouldn't be too much of a letdown, though, as the company's mid-range phones still utilize optical fingerprint scanners that are remarkably quick and precise.

Galaxy A55's camera

Unfortunately, according to certain speculations, the Galaxy A55 will retain the 5MP macro camera seen on the A54. This is obviously a bit of a disappointment because the A55 would have a distinct advantage over its primary rival if it included a telephoto camera.

However, the absence of a telephoto camera is not all that shocking. The 50MP primary camera and the 12MP ultra-wide camera, however, are reportedly part of the same camera setup. The good news is that enhanced camera performance and improved image quality are anticipated with the new chipset.

Performance of the Galaxy A55

The chipset will likely be one of the few and primary modifications in the Galaxy A55, since it appears to be a relatively modest update to the A5x series. Samsung put its own Exynos 1380 processor inside the A54 last year; this year, the new mid-ranger should be powered by the Exynos 1480.

In terms of RAM, the US edition of the Galaxy A5x models now come with 6GB, but there's a strong probability that this amount will rise to 8GB, which will make the phone more capable of managing several processes at once and more future-proof.

Version of the Galaxy A55 OneUI/Android

When it came to the software support offered for their phones, Samsung was the top provider until recently. But Google stole that honor last year when it extended its software support to seven years. Samsung promptly responded by extending the launch window for its top Galaxy S24 series by seven years.

It remains to be seen if buyers of the Galaxy A55 will likewise be eligible for those additional years. As of right now, we anticipate that it will, which would be quite advantageous for the A55 because its primary rivals do not provide this kind of support at this cost. We are anticipating 6-7 years of significant OS upgrades for the Galaxy A55, compared to the A54's 4 years.

Battery and Charging for Galaxy A55

During our testing, we discovered that the Galaxy A54's 5,000 mAh battery can easily last you a whole day. It can be charged at a maximum speed of 25W, which can juice it up from 0 to 100% in roughly 1 hour and 21 minutes.

We anticipate the A55 to have the same level of battery performance as its predecessor as there are no reports about it having a bigger battery or charging more quickly. If the new processor is more power efficient, the only thing that may change is the battery life.

But don't hold your breath waiting for wireless charging—the likelihood of Samsung implementing that functionality is currently low.

Galaxy A55's Haptics and Audio Quality

The Galaxy A54's speakers produced sounds that left us feeling quite let down. At greater levels, there was a noticeable distortion of the music, particularly in the lower frequencies where the bass should reside.

While we hope that Samsung will make some improvements in this area, the somewhat underwhelming performance of the Galaxy S24 speakers gives the impression that the firm is not giving this feature of its phones much thought at the moment.

Rivals of the Galaxy A55

The Galaxy A55 is anticipated to retail for $449, the same amount as its predecessor was when it was first released. Although there is a remote possibility of a $50 price increase, Samsung provides a plethora of discounts and incentives, including pre-order promotions, so this problem would be readily alleviated even if it does turn out to be the case.

Thus, two competitors that immediately spring to mind in this price range are the recently released OnePlus 12R and the Pixel 7a from the previous year. The OnePlus is now a true beast, deserving of the name flagship killer phone. The Pixel 7a, on the other hand, is falling short in a few areas. However, remember that the Pixel 8a is expected to launch in May and will surely provide more of a challenge to the Galaxy A55.

Galaxy A55 Synopsis and Conclusion

It appears that Samsung is having some issues with the Galaxy A55. All it has going for it, if any of the AI gizmo that came with the Galaxy S24 series is absent, are extended software support, an improved CPU, and a fresh design.

Of course, there's still a lot we don't know about the A55, so there's always room for surprises to improve its competitiveness in the mid-range phone market, but for now, it looks like this year's competition may be too fierce.

There is still some time before Samsung is scheduled to introduce the Galaxy A55 and A35, so be sure to check back as we will be updating our preview with any new information that becomes available.

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