Samsung A series (2024) release date – Galaxy A35 & Galaxy A55 specs included

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Samsung’s mid-range A series smartphones package some of the best features of the Galaxy S24 onto a more affordable handset: here, we’re checking out the Samsung A series (2024) release date, giving you the down-low on all the latest info. Following a few months of leaks and rumors, the much-anticipated Galaxy A55 and A35 models are now here so read on.

The Galaxy S series heavily inspired this strong mid-range pair, and with a design upgrade, a new processor, and upgraded cameras, the Galaxy A series 2024 is looking better than ever. In this article, we’re keeping you up-to-date with the latest on the Samsung A series 2024, which this time around consists of the Galaxy A55 and the Samsung Galaxy A35. There are quick links below and further information to follow, so let’s get going.

Samsung Galaxy A55 and A35 quick links

Check out our where to buy Galaxy A55 or where to buy Galaxy A35 pages for more information, or use the quick links below.

UK quick links

US quick links

Samsung Galaxy A series (2024) release date

Samsung has taken a staggered approach to the release of the Galaxy A series 2024, with the Galaxy A55 and A35 getting launched earlier in some regions than others. The 11th of March saw the first wave of the latest Galaxy A series launches; regions included Europe, Malaysia, and India. A UK launch date for the Galaxy A55 and A35 of the 20th of March was simultaneously confirmed via Samsung Newsroom UK, and they have now started shipping.

This timing aligns with Samsung’s previous release cycles, as the previous three Galaxy A models, the A54, A53, and A52 were all launched in March of 2023, 2022, and 2021 respectively. Given that Samsung has been consistent with its release schedule, it’s not all too surprising to see the next-gen Galaxy A launched around this time too.

For those in the US, this Samsung Newsroom article previously confirmed that the Galaxy A 2024 models were not going to be available on US carriers at the same time as other regions. However, it’s not the case that the US won’t get either of the new Galaxy A series: in a statement to CNET, Samsung confirmed that the “Galaxy A35 5G will be coming to the US market”.

The A55 was reportedly not coming to the US. Interestingly enough though, we have since spotted this A55 5G on Amazon, which is compatible with T-Mobile in the US, listed as available from March 19th, 2024.

Samsung Galaxy A series 2024 specs – Galaxy A55 and A35

SpecificationsSamsung Galaxy A55Samsung Galaxy A35
Dimensions161.1 x 77.4 x 8.2mm161.7 x 78.0 x 8.2mm
Display6.6-inch FHD+, Super AMOLED Display, 120Hz refresh rate6.6-inch FHD+, Super AMOLED Display, 120Hz refresh rate
Memory/storage12GB + 256GB8GB + 256GB
ProcessorExynos 1480Exynos 1380
Camera50MP Main Camera, 12MP Ultra-Wide, 5MP Macro50MP Main Camera, 8MP Ultra-Wide, 5MP Macro
Selfie camera32MP Front Camera13MP Front Camera
OSAndroid 14, One UI 6.1Android 14, One UI 6.1
SecuritySamsung KnoxSamsung Knox
ColorsAwesome Iceblue, Awesome Navy, Awesome LilacAwesome Iceblue, Awesome Navy, Awesome Lilac
Galaxy A55 and A35 specs table

In terms of design, the Galaxy A series 2024 is unmistakably Samsung, retaining the iconic Candybar look but getting a touch more premium than its predecessors with its aluminum mid-frame and glass back – this is a first for Galaxy A phones. This year, the models come in three cool-toned colorways, Awesome Iceblue, Awesome Navy, and Awesome Lilac. Display-wise, you’re getting a 6.6-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display and a 120Hz refresh rate across both devices.

The camera specs are also on the top end of the mid-range spectrum. The A55 gets a 50MP primary rear camera, a 12MP ultrawide camera, and a 5MP macro camera in addition to a generous 32MP selfie camera. Galaxy A35 cameras don’t quite reach as high in line with its lower price point, getting instead an 8MP Ultra-Wide and a 13MP selfie. Other internal hardware shows the A55 with 12GB RAM, 128GB/256GB storage, a microDC card slot, and a 5,000mAh battery.

As well as the usual transparent, silicone, and Smart View wallet cases, official renders have been spotted showing the Galaxy A35 and Galaxy A55 with the Standing Grip case, which has previously been exclusive only to the Galaxy Z and S devices.

It’s worth noting that while the above links currently direct you to search term pages, we’ll of course update these to link to specific products as and when they become available.

What processors do the Galaxy A55 and A35 have?

According to their Geekbench scorecards, and as now officially confirmed by Samsung, the Galaxy A55 will come with the new Exynos 1480 chipset, and the A35 will instead run the Exynos 1380 that was used in the Galaxy A54. While it’s not quite the powerhouse that’s the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 that powers the Galaxy S24 series, the Exynos processor still gets you plenty of bang for your buck. With its 4nm octa-core architecture, the Exynos 1480 powering the Galaxy A55 claims to have up to 32% better GPU performance and up to 15% better CPU performance than its predecessor.

What’s more, the Galaxy A55 and Galaxy A35 will also get some of the nifty generative AI features that come under the name Galaxy AI thanks to running One UI 6. These will include some of the photo editing capabilities, and hopefully a range of the on-device AI-powered functionalities that came to the S24 family.

✓ Marla’s thoughts

Exynos equivalent?

It’s not a fair competition to compare the new Exynos 1480 directly to the Snapdragon 8 gen 3 processor used in the flagship, as the performance of a midrange is never expected to outperform the more higher-end. In terms of a more realistic equal, the Exynos 1480’s performance compares better to the older Snapdragon 778G that was used on the highly-rated Nothing Phone (1) and the Motorola Edge 30.

What are the colors of the Samsung Galaxy A55 and A35?

Now that Samsung has launched the next Galaxy A series, we can get stuck into the official colorways of the A55 and A35. So far, there are three colors of the Samsung Galaxy A55 and A35 to choose from: these include Awesome Iceblue, Awesome Navy, and Awesome Lilac. However, it’s worth noting that there may be regional differences in what’s available, as there is also an ‘Awesome Lemon’ color coming to Samsung UK stores following its launch on March 20th.

What is the next Samsung Galaxy A series 2024?

The next Samsung Galaxy A series to be released in 2024 are the Galaxy A55 and A35 smartphones, the successors of the Galaxy A54 and A34. Some regions including Europe, Malaysia, and India got a release date of the 11th of March 2024, but overall the devices are getting a staggered release across the RoW. The Galaxy A55 and A35 were launched on the 20th of March in the UK. Samsung has now confirmed that the Galaxy A35 will be the only model released in the US, and that there should be further details on a launch over the next coming weeks.

Wrapping up

The new Galaxy A (2024) series is set to be an exciting advancement for Samsung phones, potentially standing as its strongest mid-range release so far. So, stick with us to stay in the loop of the Galaxy A series releases, and we’ll keep updated with any further news concerning a US release. It’s also hoped that later down the line, after the A Series release, we’ll also see the announcements of the Galaxy Z Flip 6 and Galaxy Z Fold 6, Samsung’s infamous foldable phones.

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