The launch of the Galaxy A22 5G has ushered in yet another excellent smartphone from Samsung that not only excels in every department but also remains affordable. More importantly, it’s the kind of phone that you can buy and rest assured that it will last you for years to come. This is all thanks to the two years of guaranteed OS upgrades as well as its high-end hardware that includes support for 11 5G bands for a broader and faster connectivity experience. It is obviously great for users excited about the impending release of 5G networks in the country. However, the OS upgrades and the wide 5G band support aren’t the only things that make this smartphone one of the best future-ready smartphones under Rs 20,000. Here’s everything that makes the Samsung Galaxy A22 5G special.

Ready for the next generation 5G network with support for 11 bands

5G speeds with support for 11 bands

Lots of smartphones released in India right now support 5G. However, most of them offer support for limited 5G bands. Since network carriers will provide 5G in several different frequency bands to optimise for speed and range, any phone that supports more 5G bands has better chances of providing uninterrupted network experience. By supporting eleven bands, the Samsung Galaxy A22 5G is a phone that’s ready for the coming 5G revolution in India. What does it mean for you? Well, you can look forward to latency-free ultra-smooth gaming, uninterrupted video streaming, and super-fast downloads while on the go! As we said, unparalleled.

Guaranteed software upgrades for two years

Guaranteed software updates for two years

Samsung has made it clear straight away that the Galaxy A22 5G will receive OS upgrades for the next two years. Apart from the benefits that new versions of Android bring to the table, you also get Samsung One UI Core 3.1 with this phone. This software brings an improved visual design that includes new and more consistent icons, quick panel organisation, and revamped notifications. Plus, you also get all the new features introduced via the One UI 3.0 update, like bubble notifications, quick access to widgets, new lock screen enhancements, and much more. Samsung is there to introduce new features with future upgrades, so your device will never feel old.

A beast in its own right

Powerful performance with Dimensity 700 SoC

At the heart of the Samsung Galaxy A22 5G is the MediaTek Dimensity 700 chipset, which excels at offering super-fast performance and connectivity with remarkable efficiency. This 7nm SoC is home to an octa-core CPU comprising of two Cortex-A76 cores clocked at 2.2GHz and six Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 2GHz. As for the graphics, they are taken care of by the Mali-G57 MC2 GPU, which should deliver super-smooth visuals for any high-end game that you like to indulge. The everyday performance promises to be bliss thanks to the strong performance capabilities that the Dimensity 700 grants this phone.

Multi-tasking also promises to be quick and effortless thanks to the 6GB and 8GB RAM options onboard the Samsung Galaxy A22 5G. Both these models offer 128GB of storage, which should be enough for years of photos and videos. And even if the storage capacity does fall short, you can expand it further using the phone’s dedicated microSD card slot that supports expansions of up to 1TB. With this kind of internal setup, Samsung is making it clear that you will never have to worry about experiencing any performance hiccups or storage constraints on the Galaxy A22 5G. The performance overhead along with the ability to expand storage capacity means your phone will serve you as well in the future as it does now.

Long lasting battery life with 15W fast charging

Two-day battery life and 15W fast charging

For heavy users and gamers, it’s essential to have a phone that will last long on a single charge. For them, a battery like the 5,000mAh unit of the Samsung Galaxy A22 5G is a godsend. With regular usage, this cell will easily last for a long time. That’s incredibly reassuring, especially for those who don’t like to carry their charger or power bank around wherever they go. Even if you’re a heavy user who uses the phone a lot for video streaming and social media or a gamer indulging in hours and hours of BGMI and Free Fire, this phone should last you an entire day, allowing you to set it for charging only when you go to bed. Speaking about charging, you get 15W fast charging support with the device, which is one more great piece of news as you don’t have to be stuck to the charging port too long.

Design that will never go out of style

Design that will no go out of style

Samsung Galaxy A22 5G sports a timeless design. The phone exudes class with the textured rear panel, while its subtle colours – Mint, Violet, and Grey – ensure that it’s even more pleasing to the eyes. The refined curves along the corners and the frame make the Galaxy A22 5G incredibly comfortable to hold. The screen occupies the bulk of the front surface, interrupted only by a tiny waterdrop notch that is home to the selfie camera. On the rear, the camera array is neatly arranged in a square-shaped cluster, giving it a minimalistic and classy appearance. This phone will never feel old in your hands.

90Hz display made for a superior gaming experience

The 16.72cm (6.6″) FHD+ Infinity-V Display onboard the Samsung Galaxy A22 5G features FHD+ resolution, promising sharp, crisp, and stunning visuals. Gamers will be even more pleased to learn that this panel supports a 90Hz refresh rate, which should enhance the visual experience during their gaming sessions since all supported games will run at higher frame rates on this display. And even when you’re not gaming, you’ll be able to experience a huge difference that this panel makes during simple tasks like scrolling or switching apps.

Samsung Members app for interactive and automatic checks, optimised settings, and RAM clean-up

The Samsung Members app is innovative, helpful, and adds a lot of other good things to the Galaxy A22 5G experience. The beauty of this app is that it cannot be slotted into any genre. It offers users access to a community that’s ready to share their experiences and tips and tricks to help you understand the device’s varied features better. Not just that, the Samsung Members app will also offer you various deals and discounts on select products now and then. And as if that wasn’t enough, the Phone Care section of the app gives you the ability to ensure top performance from the phone by performing automatic checks, interactive checks, and memory clean-ups. With all these checks and boosts, your phone will keep your phone running like a new device even two years after you start using it.

Other notable features

cameras of Samsung Galaxy A22 5G

Samsung Galaxy A22 5G has even more features up its sleeve than what we’ve talked about. It impresses with its 48MP triple camera setup that offers an ultra-wide camera and portrait mode setup. On its front is an 8MP selfie camera. You also get a headphone jack, so you don’t have to invest in new wireless earphones if you don’t want.

All these features place the future-readiness of the Samsung Galaxy A22 5G on full display. As we prepare to ride the 5G wave in the months to come, buying this device should be a no-brainer for anyone looking for a phone around the Rs 20,000 mark. You can buy its 6GB RAM variant at Rs 19,999, while its 8GB RAM option costs only Rs 21,999. It is being sold right now through leading online portals, including Samsung.com, Amazon.com, and Flipkart.com, as well as retail stores across India. A cashback offer of Rs 1,500 is available for HDFC Bank cardholders, while EMI options are also accessible via banking and NBFC partners. All these offers make Samsung Galaxy A22 5G an irresistible buy for anyone looking for a no-compromise smartphone that delivers consistently smooth performance for years.