Samsung Galaxy M12 renders show an A42-like design

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Samsung is working on an entry-level Android with a massive 7,000 mAh battery. It will likely be named “Galaxy M12”, though F12/F12s is also a possibility. Anyway, we saw live photos of an unfinished back panel earlier this month, now @OnLeaks has filled in the blanks with CAD-based 3D renders of the phone.

Samsung Galaxy M12 CAD-based renders show an A42-like design

The design is very similar to the recently announced Galaxy A42 5G. The screen will be a flat 6.5” panel, an LCD this time – notice the side-mounted fingerprint reader (also consider M12’s price class). The resolution will be 720p+ at best as even the A42 5G has a 720 x 1,600 px OLED display (with an in-display reader).

The phone’s overall dimensions are similar too – the M12 will measure 163.9 x 75.9 x 8.9 mm, with the thickness going up to 10 mm when you include the camera bump. That’s slightly thinner than the M51, Samsung’s first 7,000 mAh phone.

Samsung Galaxy M12 CAD-based renders show an A42-like design

The back of the Galaxy M12 has the same floor plan as the A42 with a square camera bump housing up to four modules (could be three + some auxiliary sensor). The LED flash goes in a separate hole below the bump. This back will be made out of plastic.

Something the live photos of the back panel didn’t show is the two-texture back – the top three quarters have diagonal stripes while the bottom has a simple glossy finish. The A42 has four “bands” of different textures, so this seems to be a design trend for Samsung’s 2021 phones (outside of the S-series, anyway).

Samsung Galaxy M12 CAD-based renders show an A42-like design

It looks like the 3.5mm headphone jack will live on into the next decade and the data/charging port is USB-C. Expect to see the Galaxy M12 unveiled very early next year – the M10 came in January, the M11 in June of this year.

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