The Galaxy A series handsets were the first non-flagships from Samsung to get 5G support. The company has been on a mission to make 5G accessible to more customers across the globe. This means that it has to significantly lower the barrier of entry.
Samsung can do that by adding 5G support to its mid-range and low-end devices. There’s now reason to believe that the company wants to bring 5G to its affordable Galaxy M lineup. It may launch multiple Galaxy M models this year with 5G connectivity.
Galaxy M62 5G will be a rebadged Galaxy A52 5G
We reported earlier today that the Galaxy M42 5G could be the first smartphone in this series to get support for the next-gen network standard. The Bluetooth certification for the device has revealed that it’s simply going to be a rebadged Galaxy A42 5G.
Samsung has been using the rebadging strategy for its affordable lineups quite frequently now. The rebadged devices usually have one or two minor differences. We usually see a downgrade in some specs on these devices.
The company has another Galaxy M series device in the pipeline bearing model number SM-M626B. This would be launched as the Galaxy M62 5G. If you’ve been keeping up with Samsung’s recent releases, you’d be aware that the Galaxy M62 LTE is itself a rebadged version of the Galaxy F62. A Bluetooth certification reveals that the Galaxy M62 5G will be a rebadged Galaxy A52 5G. This means that the new device will likely see some spec downgrades compared to its LTE variant.
Samsung clearly doesn’t mind sacrificing some specs if it enables the company to lower the barrier of entry for 5G devices. Whether that will be enough to entice people to buy these phones just for the 5G connectivity is another matter entirely.