Samsung is expected to launch the Galaxy S24 series in January 2024, but the company might also be launching some cheaper smartphones early next year. One of the most affordable ones will be the Galaxy A15, which has been in development for some time in both 4G/LTE and 5G flavors, and it has now moved one step closer to launch after picking up an important certification.
The Galaxy A15 4G received blessings from the FCC earlier this month, marking an important step in the phone's journey from Samsung's labs to retail shelves. The FCC confirms the phone will come in single SIM and dual SIM configurations (a microSD slot will be present on both), support connectivity features such as Wi-Fi 5 and NFC, and charge at 25W.
For other details about the Galaxy A15, we can look towards rumors, leaks, and benchmark entries. The phone is expected to come with specs such as a 90Hz LCD display, a MediaTek Helio G99 chipset, 4GB of RAM, a 50MP primary camera, and a 5,000 mAh battery. Depending on whether the A15 launches before the Galaxy S24 or after, it will be preloaded with either One UI 6.0 or One UI 6.1 atop Android 14.
The Galaxy A14 was released in February this year, but its FCC certification came in December last year, so it's possible the Galaxy A15 will launch a little earlier. We'll let you know once we learn more about Samsung's plans for bringing the Galaxy A15 to market, so stay tuned.