“Galaxy A01 could be yet another Samsung original device equipment (ODM) phone, manufactured by the Huaqin Telecom but slapped with Samsung branding”
A new Samsung Galaxy A-series phone, dubbed Galaxy A01, has received approval from the FCC. This comes a couple of months after the handset, with model number SM-A015F and SM-A015F/DS, was spotted at the Geekbench database and reports suggested it could launch as the Galaxy A5. It is also speculated to be a Qualcomm reference phone that is not meant for the consumer market, but that obviously doesn’t seem to be the case anymore now that it’s been listed on FCC. The Samsung Galaxy A01 could be yet another original device equipment (ODM) phone, which means it will be manufactured by a different company but will use Samsung branding. As for the Samsung Galaxy A01, it will be made by Huaqin Telecom that also makes Huawei devices.
Furthermore, ODM phones will help Samsung reduce the production costs and offer the devices at a lower price. The FCC certification reveals the Galaxy A01 will have a 3,000mAh battery and dual rear cameras, although the sensor details haven’t been revealed yet. The Geekbench listing suggested it will have just 2GB RAM coupled with 16GB storage, but there could be other variants as well. The listing also claims it would run on Android 10 with One UI custom skin on top. Earlier rumours suggested the Galaxy A01 would flaunt a 5.7-inch screen.
The Samsung Galaxy A01 is expected to be available in blue, black, and red. Since its an entry-level phone, there might not be a fingerprint sensor for security and users will have to rely on Android’s pin or pattern lock. Since the Samsung Galaxy A01 bagged the FCC approval, the launch could be around the block. We should know more information in the coming weeks.