It’s been roughly a couple of months since the Galaxy M12 was quietly introduced to Vietnam and India, but now the device is headed for its UK debut. Samsung confirmed today that the budget device will be available in the UK from April 30 exclusively through the company’s online store as well as through Amazon.
The Galaxy M12 is Samsung’s cheapest smartphone to date that boasts a high refresh rate of 90Hz, and as detailed in our review, it works surprisingly well. This leads to smoother animations throughout the UI, and a higher frame rate in certain mobile games. And although you shouldn’t expect flagship-grade performance from this budget phone, the Exynos 850 octa-core chipset punches well above the Galaxy M12’s weight.
Other hardware specs include 4GB of RAM, 64GB of built-in storage expandable by 1TB via microSD, and an Infinity-V display with a resolution of 1600 by 720 pixels. The phone has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner and the components are powered by a 5,000mAh battery with 15W fast charging.
Prospective buyers in the UK are looking at a £159 price tag attached to the Galaxy M12. Once the device becomes available at the end of the month, customers will get to pick from three color options: black, light blue, and green.