Released January 2020, Samsung Galaxy A01 looks like a direct challenger to entry-level smartphones from itel, TECNO, Olla, and others.

Samsung Galaxy A01

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Samsung Galaxy A01 Quick Specs: Android 10 smartphone. Announced in December 2019. Released in January 2020. It features a 5.7-inch display, 5 MP selfie camera, 13 MP + 2 MP dual rear camera, Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB internal storage, and a 3000 mAh battery.

Phone Status: Official. With a 720p display, basic camera specs and generous memory options, Samsung A01 looks set to compete with affordable entry-level Android phones from Chinese competitors like itel, Infinix, TECNO, Olla, and others.

Samsung Galaxy A01 Specifications

Mobile Wireless Network and Software

  • 2G mobile network bands: GSM, GPRS, EDGE 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz.
  • 3G mobile network bands: UMTS, WCDMA, HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100 MHz
  • 4G mobile network bands: LTE 1(2100) / 3(1800) / 5(850) / 40(2300) / 41(2500)
  • 5G mobile network bands: No.
  • SIM Type: Nano-SIM, Dual SIM
  • Software / OS: Android 10 + One UI 2.0

Design, Form Factor, Appearance

  • Dimensions: 146.3 x 70.86 x 8.34 mm
  • Weight: g
  • Display: 5.7 inches, 720 x 1080 pixels, 19:9 aspect ratio, IPS LCD, Infinity-V display
  • Colours: Black. Red. Blue.
  • Physical Build: Plastic.

Samsung Galaxy A01 specs

Internal Hardware Specs

  • Processor Type: 64-bit, 1.95 GHz Octa-core,
  • Processor Name: Qualcomm Snapdragon 439
  • Graphics Processor: Qualcomm® Adreno™ 505‎
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Internal Storage: 16 GB 32 GB
  • External Storage: microSD, up to 128 GB (dedicated slot)

Photography, Video Recording

  • Rear Camera: 13 MP + 2 MP dual camera, f2.2 Aperture, LED flash, 1080p@30fps video recording
  • Front-facing Camera: 5 MP, f2.0 Aperture, AI Face Recognition, 1080p@30fps video capture

Samsung Galaxy A01 rear camera

Audio, Video Playback

  • Music Support: PCM, AAC / AAC + / eAAC + / MP3 / AMR – NB / WB / APE
  • Audio: 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Loudspeaker: Mono speakers
  • Video Support: H.264/MP4/MPEG4 player
  • FM Radio: Yes.

Phone Sensors

  • Digital Compass: No.
  • Accelerometer: Yes.
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes.
  • Ambient Light Sensor: Yes.
  • Barometer: No.
  • Pedometer: No.
  • Heart Rate Monitor: No.
  • Gyroscope (G-Sensor): No.
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes; rear-mounted.
  • Face Unlock: Yes.
  • Iris Scanner: No.
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: No.
  • Voice Control: No.
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes; Google Assistant.
  • Infra-red Sensor: No.

Connectivity Options

  • Bluetooth: v4.2, A2DP
  • WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
  • GPS: Yes, A-GPS,
  • USB: microUSB v2.0;
  • NFC: No.

Miscellaneous Specs and Features

  • Battery Type and Capacity: Non-Removable Lithium-Ion 3000 mAh
  • Battery Charging: Regular charging.
  • Wireless Charging: No.
  • Reverse Charging: No.
  • Model Number: N/A

Samsung Galaxy A01 Price and Release Date

  • Announced: December 2019
  • Release Date: January 2020
  • Country Availability: North America. Europe. India. Nigeria. Pakistan. Ghana. Kenya.
  • Price: $129 for the 16 GB variant.
  • Samsung A01 Price In Nigeria: ₦45,500.

Samsung A01 price in Nigeria

Questions And Answers

Here are answers to some of the most common questions about Samsung Galaxy A01.

Does Samsung Galaxy A01 have quick charging?

Samsung A01 has a 3000mAh battery and standard 5W charging. It does not have quick charging.

Does Samsung A01 have Gorilla Glass protection?

Samsung Galaxy A01 has a 5.7-inch IPS LCD and does not have Gorilla Glass protection.

Is Samsung Galaxy A01 a good phone?

Samsung A01 is a good phone, but you will get better functional value for your money. There are a number of alternative smartphones from competitors in the market that give you more for less.

What is the price of Samsung A01?

Samsung A01 (16 GB) sells for $129 on Amazon and ₦45,500 on Jumia and Slot. If you are interested in a more affordable version, check out the cheaper, entry-level Samsung Galaxy A01 Core.

Competitors and Alternatives

Samsung Galaxy A01 is up against tough competition. For example, for ₦4,000 less, you can buy itel S15 Pro, which has a bigger screen, double the storage (32 GB). For ₦2,000 less, there is the new Olla V9 Pro, which also has a bigger screen, packs 3 GB RAM, 32 GB storage and a bigger 3900mAh battery coupled with 10W fast charging.

MobilityArena Buyer’s Guide Verdict

With an upwardly reviewed selling price of ₦45,000 (thanks to the rise in prices from the Coronavirus lockdowns), the Galaxy A01 is a tough sell. But looking at the competition, you will find smartphones from the likes of itel and TECNO that are better equipped. For example, itel S15 Pro has double the internal storage.

In terms of raw specs vis-à-vis price, the Galaxy A01 is a hard sell. Still, if you have a budget for an entry-level, cheap Android phone and want the Samsung brand, this is as cheap as it gets.

Our Buyer’s Guide Verdict is a recommendation that we make based on our evaluation of the specs of the device. It is a general guide designed to help you understand how much value a smartphone offers for its price. It is not a stamp of quality assessment or an endorsement of the device or of the manufacturers. Be sure to ask questions and use your judgement when buying any device, as MobilityArena may not be held responsible for your buying decisions.

Samsung Galaxy A01 Review Rating

We are yet to review the Samsung Galaxy A01 and so do not have a review rating for it yet. This section will be updated with our review rating and a link to the review page, as soon as we have a review ready.

April 2021: Samsung began to roll out the Android One UI 3.0 update based on Android 11 to the Samsung A01.

Disclaimer: While we take the pains to ensure accuracy, we can not guarantee that the specs and information on this page about the Samsung Galaxy A01 are 100% correct. If you think that any information for the current phone is wrong or missing, please contact us.

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