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New leak reveals a Galaxy A series phone that no one needs

Samsung has launched an insane number of mid-range Galaxy A series phones targeting various price segments in the last year. The company plans to continue doing the same this year, as we had learned a few months back when Samsung trademarked a bunch of phone names as part of its 2020 Galaxy A series of devices. From the Galaxy A01 to the Galaxy A90 5G, there’s something for everyone in Samsung’s mid-range lineup, but the company now seems to be working on a new Galaxy A smartphone that no one asked for.

The folks over Price Raja have leaked high-quality renders of a phone they say is the Galaxy A70e. However, it doesn’t seem to be a variant of the Galaxy A70, Galaxy A70s, or even the new Galaxy A71. The A70e reportedly has a 6.1-inch Infinity-V display with pretty huge bezels like one of Samsung’s early Galaxy M budget smartphones, a rear-facing physical fingerprint scanner, and, apparently, a microUSB port. There’s a vertically aligned triple camera setup at the back, and a headphone jack at the top.

The Galaxy A70e has come completely out of left field, and we are left wondering exactly who this device is for. The microUSB port alone makes the Galaxy A70e quite meaningless – there’s no place for a phone with a microUSB port in this day and age, certainly not on a device that’s supposedly a cheaper variant of the Galaxy A70, which is one of the more high-end offerings in Samsung’s mid-range lineup.

We also see no signs of the phone’s firmware being in development, so we will have to wait for more information to get a clearer picture of what Samsung is up to. We’ll let you once we learn anything, and in the meantime, you can check out renders of the supposed Galaxy A70e below.

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