Samsung launched the Galaxy A01 last December, and so far it’s been the most affordable member of the new A family. That’s set to change soon, though.
The Korean company is working on a version of the A01 that’s even lower-end, and thus should be even cheaper. Not just that, but this one will sport what is a rare unicorn in the smartphone world these days: a removable battery (with 3,000 mAh capacity).
The battery itself surfaced a while back, and now the handset has been spotted in the Geekbench database. We only know it by its model number, SM-A013F. For reference, note that the A01’s model number is SM-A015F.
The A013F has been rumored to launch as the Galaxy A01e, but that would break with Samsung’s naming traditions, which would have an “e” iteration of the A01 have the model number SM-A012F instead.
So it’s unclear what exactly this device will end up being called, but with its 1GB of RAM and MediaTek MT6739 SoC (with a 1.5 GHz quad-core Cortex-A53 CPU), it is bound to be dirt cheap. It might end up being released only in specific markets, we’ll have to wait and see.