Introducing Samsung Galaxy A12, November 2020, Android 10 smartphone, 6.5″ display, 48 MP triple back camera, 8 MP selfie camera, up to 128 GB ROM. See whether the specs and price match what you are looking for.

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Samsung Galaxy A12

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In Summary
  • Operating System: Android 10.
  • Release Date: January 2021
  • Compatible Networks: 2G/3G/4G
  • Display: 6.5-inch, PLS TFT, Infinity-V
  • Processor: Helio P35
  • Selfie Camera: 8 MP
  • Rear camera: 48 MP quad sensors
  • RAM: Up to 6 GB
  • ROM: Up to 128 GB
  • Battery: 5000mAh
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  • Prices
  • Related: Samsung Galaxy A11.

Samsung Galaxy A12 - Full phone specs, specifications, price

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Samsung A12 is the successor of the Samsung Galaxy A11 launched a few months ago. It is expected to be available in the USA on GSM carriers and telecom operators like Boost Mobile, Cricket and even MetroPCS. The specs and details below are subject to change in the official announcement of the device.

Samsung Galaxy A12 Specs & Features

Mobile Wireless Network and Software

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  • 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) / 8(900) / 38(2600) / 40(2300) / 41(2500)
  • 5G mobile network bands: No.
  • SIM Type: Nano-SIM, Single and Dual SIM options
  • Software / OS: Android 10 + One UI 2.0

Design, Form Factor, Appearance

  • Dimensions: 164 x 75.8 x 8.9 mm
  • Weight: 205g
  • Display: 6.5 inches, 720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 aspect ratio, PLS TFT (Infinity-V) display.
  • Colours: Red. Blue. Black. White.
  • Physical Build: Polycarbonate.

Internal Hardware Specs

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  • Processor Type: 64-bit, 2.35 GHz Octa-core
  • Processor Name: MediaTek MT6765 Helio P35 (12 nm)
  • Graphics Processor: PowerVR GE8320
  • RAM: 3 GB / 4 GB / 6 GB
  • Internal Storage: 32 GB / 64 GB / 128 GB
  • External Storage: microSD, up to 1 TB (dedicated slot)

Photography, Video Recording

  • Rear Quad Camera: 48 MP main sensor + 5 MP  ultrawide sensor + 2 MP depth sensor + 2 MP macro, LED flash, 1080p@30fps video recording
  • Front-facing Camera: 8 MP, Face Recognition, 1080p video capture.

Audio, Video Playback

  • Music Support: PCM, AAC / AAC + / eAAC + / MP3 / AMR – NB / WB / APE
  • Audio: 3.5 mm audio jack; Dolby Atmos* 360˚ surround sound
  • Loudspeaker: Mono speaker
  • Video Support: H.264/MP4/MPEG4 player
  • FM Radio: Yes.

Phone Sensors

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  • Digital Compass: N/A.
  • Accelerometer: Yes.
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes.
  • Ambient Light Sensor: Yes.
  • Barometer: No.
  • Pedometer: No.
  • Heart Rate Monitor: No.
  • Gyroscope (G-Sensor): N/A.
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes; side-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: v5.0, A2DP
  • Wi-Fi: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
  • GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
  • USB: microUSB v2.0. Type-C.
  • NFC: No.

Miscellaneous Specs and Features

  • Battery Type and Capacity: Non-Removable Lithium-Ion 5000 mAh
  • Battery Charging: 15W quick charging
  • Wireless Charging: No.
  • Reverse Charging: No.
  • Model Number: SM-A125. SM-A125F.

Samsung A12 Launch Details

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  • Announced: November 2020
  • Release Date: January 2021

Samsung A12 Price

  • $190 USD

See the different prices in different countries: Galaxy A12 prices.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Samsung A12

Here are quick answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the Samsung A12 budget smartphone.

Does Samsung A12 have a fingerprint reader?

Yes; Samsung A12 has a fingerprint scanner located at the side. Face Unlock is also available.

Is the Galaxy A12 a dual SIM phone?

Samsung A12 has both single and dual SIM options available for buyers to pick from.

Does Samsung A12 support fast charging?

Yes; the Galaxy A12 supports fast charging.

Is Samsung A12’s display/screen Super AMOLED?

No; the display of the Galaxy A12 is not Super AMOLED. It uses an IPS LCD screen.

Is Samsung A12 waterproof?

No; Samsung A12 is not water or dustproof.

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Does Samsung A12 have gyroscope sensor?

No; it does not.

Will the Galaxy A12 work in the USA?

The Samsung A12 has limited network support across various US carriers and telecom operators like AT&T, Verizon, Metro PCS, Sprint, T-Mobile, Virgin Mobile, Boost Mobile, H2O Wireless, Ting, US Cellular, and Google Project Fi. What this means that some bands are supported, while others are not. You will have to make enquiries from your carrier to know what bands/frequencies are supported on them.

Where can I buy Samsung A12?

Samsung A12 is expected to be available on Boost Mobile, Cricket and MetroPCS in the United States, and on Amazon, as well as in stores in other countries around the world.

In the Philippines, you can buy it from the official Samsung store, as well as from independent retailers around the country.

In Nigeria, you can buy it from official Samsung stores, telecom operator stores, as well as 3rd party stores like Slot, Pointek, and Swot, among others, as well as from online stores and marketplaces like Jumia, Konga, Jiji, and the like.

Samsung A12 Price in Nigeria

The 4/64 GB variant sells for 67,000, while the 4/128 GB variant sells for 74,000. Check out the detailed price list.

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Samsung Galaxy A12 Nacho

An India-specific version of the phone, named Samsung A12 Nacho, has been announced in August 2021. This variant has an Exynos 850 chipset, runs Android 11 out of the box and has two memory options – 4GB/64GB and 6GB/128GB. 

The A12 Nacho is available in White, Black, and Blue, and sells for INR13,999 (4GB) and INR16,499 (6GB).

MobilityArena Buyer’s Guide Verdict

A decent specs sheet is what Samsung A12 brings to the table overall, but what really stands it out in its class is the big battery and long battery life. That is the real reason why you want to get this phone: the robust battery life.

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.

Review Rating

We are yet to review the Samsung A12 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.

Samsung A12 Alternatives and Comparisons

Android 11 Update

The original Samsung A12 began to receive the Android 11 update, with One UI 3.1 (Core), in May 2021. Included in the update was the latest May 2021 security patch.

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

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