Samsung doesn’t plan to bring the Galaxy A55 to the US

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Samsung‘s newly launched premium mid-range smartphone, the Galaxy A55, may not arrive in the US. The company reportedly hasn’t planned a US release for the phone. It could change its mind later but there aren’t any such signs. The Galaxy A35, which debuted alongside the A55 yesterday, is coming stateside.

Samsung prioritizes Galaxy S23 FE over Galaxy A55 in the US

The Galaxy A55 sits below Samsung’s Galaxy S series flagships on the price ladder. It is a value smartphone with good cameras, a decent chipset, flagship build quality, a premium display, long update support, and more on a budget. Last year’s Galaxy A54, for example, debuted with a price tag of $450, a good value for what it offered.

Samsung sweetened the deal this year by adding an aluminum frame to the Galaxy A55. At a sub-$500 price, the phone would have been an appealing proposition. However, according to a CNET report, the new mid-range device won’t step into the US. The company “will not be carrying the Galaxy A55 5G at this time,” a Samsung representative told the publication.

The Korean behemoth reportedly plans to position a discounted Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23 FE as its offerings below the Galaxy S24, which starts at $800. This doesn’t seem like a bad move. The FE model launched with a $600 price tag. If Samsung offers a discount on it, the Galaxy A55 won’t be missed. The Galaxy S23 FE is a substantially better package than the A-series phone.

That said, Samsung can bring the Galaxy A55 to the US anytime if it feels there is a market for the phone. The Galaxy A35, on the other hand, is confirmed to be available stateside from the beginning. “We can confirm that Galaxy A35 5G will be coming to the US market and look forward to sharing more details in the coming weeks,” the Samsung representative said.

A release date for the Galaxy A35 is not yet available

Samsung has yet to reveal a release date for the Galaxy A35 in the US. It hasn’t even announced its release in most markets outside Europe. The company may share the details closer to the market debut of the device. As far as the entry price is concerned, the Galaxy A35 may start at around $400. It uses the Galaxy A54’s Exynos 1380 chipset and the Galaxy A55’s 50MP main camera. The device misses out on an aluminum frame. Stay tuned for its US release.

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