With MWC and the Samsung Mobile Unpacked event just weeks away, many people did not expect to see a Samsung phone launched at CES, but the Samsung Galaxy A14 5G was revealed in Las Vegas.
Samsung’s A-Series might not make the headline like the S-Series, but it generates serious sales volume for Samsung Mobile and is a force to reckon with. The Galaxy A14 is a $199 phone that seems like a great value. Just check the specifications:
It has a 6.5-inch FHD+ display with a 90Hz refresh rate, 5000 mAh of battery with 15W charging power, and 5G connectivity.
The 64GB of flash storage might appear modest, but its microSD slot lets you add another 1TB of storage capacity at highly competitive pricing. And guess what: Samsung has such microSD cards waiting for you. Computing tasks are handled by a MediaTek Dimensity 700 SoC, paired with 4GB of RAM.
The camera setup is also fascinating, with a 50MP f/1.8 primary camera paired with a 2MP macro camera in the back. The 13MP selfie camera has an f/2.0 lens, and overall, the hardware Samsung has lined up in this phone feels very good for the price.
The phone is hefty, 167.7 x 78 x 9.1mm, but feels surprisingly light despite its 204g weight. The chassis is made of high-quality plastic and seems very durable. Samsung’s engineers have worked hard to make the surface finish look and feel very agreeable for a $199 phone.
In the end, the Galaxy A14 5G behaves like a more expensive phone, which we suspect will be the key to its success. We’re curious to see how it will behave in the real world when retail units become available.