It is not typical for Samsung to launch the same device under a different name or a completely different device with the same name, but this is what happened with the Galaxy A23 5G. It seems that Japanese consumer needs are so specific and dominant that almost all major manufacturers are forced to adapt to them, even if global trends point in a completely different direction.
Based on the devices specially tailored for Japan, such as the Sony Ace series and the recently presented Samsung Galaxy A23 5G, Japanese users do not even look at a model without IP68 certification, they insist on the 3.5 mm jack, and require NFC for the 5G network. connection and a picture diagonal of around 5 inches is preferred. Camera delays and a more special design, however, do not seem to be a priority.
The A23 5G, made exclusively for the Japanese market, also meets these criteria. The device is most similar to an entry-level Core model or the Sony Ace III, which means a compact design, coffee cups that are now more prominent and a front-facing camera that drops into the display. There is only one 50-megapixel camera on the back, and you can take selfies with the 5-megapixel sensor on the front.
The device is just It is 150 x 71 x 9 millimeters, and “only” certainly did not refer to the thickness of almost one centimeter, which is explained by the 4000 mAh battery built into the compact housing, which can be charged with a power of 15 watts. A 5.8-inch TFT with HD+ resolution was used as a display, and the system is powered by a Dimensity 700 set with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of expandable internal storage. The device equipped with eSIM support can be selected for the equivalent of HUF 90,000 Japanese yen.