Unless you’re up to date on industry sales data, I doubt your answer to the question was the Samsung Galaxy A12. The common, in these cases, is to think of the most popular top of the range on the market, a position distributed, almost exclusively, by the Apple iPhone and the Samsung Galaxy S of the Korean technology company. And it is understandable, of course, because after all they are the ones that usually have the most media focus, in addition to the most desired by the majority.
However, and as we already stated at the time, when we talked about the Galaxy A12at Samsung they are very intelligent, and they do not neglect those users who need a smartphone but have a limited budget. This is, without a doubt, the reason why the A range is so prolific, without going any further, last week there was the announcement of two new members of it, the Samsung Galaxy A33 5G and A53 5G, aimed at users who they are looking for mid-range devices, with a moderate price and 5G connectivity.
What’s more, and this is a debate that has been going on for years, and which we have already talked about on previous occasions, is Apple’s constant missed opportunity to drop a bit, something that seemed to be done when rumors increased that the iPhone SE could be the cheapest in history, with a price of 300 dollars. It does not seem, however, that they are for the work in Cupertino, and symbolic successes, such as that of the Samsung Galaxy A12 being the best-selling smartphone of 2021, are points that add up in the average goal from Samsung.
This is not something new, actually. Year after year, the best-selling smartphone is usually a device from the entry or middle ranges and low price, but in which both design and performance are up to par. These are, let us remember, the technical specifications of the Samsung Galaxy A12:
Specifications Samsung Galaxy A12
|OS||Custom Android 10 with Samsung One UI|
|Screen||6.5-inch Infinity-V LCD|
|Resolution||HD+ for 1560 x 720 pixels|
|Processor||MediaTek MT6765 octa-core up to 2.3 GHz|
|Storage||64 or 128 GB expandable with microSD up to 1 Tbyte|
|Frontal camera||8MP, F2.0|
|Rear camera||Quad configuration:
48MP, F2.0 main
· 5MP, F2.2 ultra wide angle
2MP, F2.4 macro
· 2MP, F2.4 depth
|connectivity||Wi-Fi, 4G LTE / 3G / 2G, Bluetooth, USB-C, fingerprint reader|
|Battery||5,000 mAh with 15W fast charge|
|Dimensions||164 x 75.8 x 8.9mm|
6.5-inch screen with HD+ resolution, octacore SoC, 4 gigabytes of RAM, four-element camera, up to a terabyte of card storage, 5,000 milliamps… and all this, in a device with a very contained price, well below of 200 euros, and signed by Samsung. The reasons that have made it the best seller of the past year seem quite clearafter all.