Samsung Galaxy A03: News, Price, Release Date, and Features

2021 A-series Galaxy Phone With a 6.5-inch Screen

Samsung Galaxy A03 Core
Galaxy A03 Core.


The Samsung Galaxy A03 and A03 Core additions to Samsung's Galaxy A series smartphones were unveiled in late 2021, following the A02 several months prior. The 6.5-inch A03 comes with a 48MP primary camera, 5MP selfie camera, and a 5,000mAh battery. A03 Core appears to be a similar but cheaper version.

Samsung Galaxy A03 Release Date

Samsung announced the Galaxy A03 on November 25, 2021. It became widely available between November 2021 and January 2022.

Samsung Galaxy A03 Price

Since this budget phone is already available in several markets, we can surmise its cost in the states.

Based on the costs of the A03 in India, South Africa, and the United Arab Emirates, the equivalent in US dollars comes out to around $110.

However, it's unclear what the price discrepancy is for the various models. There are options for 2 GB, 3 GB, or 4 GB of RAM and storage as large as 128 GB.

Pre-Order Information

Given that the phone is already available in some markets, it's unlikely that U.S. customers will have a pre-order window; it'll probably be available for purchase the same day Samsung announces it.

We'll update this page with a link to where you can buy the Galaxy A03 and A03 Core when/if it becomes available.

Samsung Galaxy A03 Core


Samsung Galaxy A03 Operating System

According to Samsung, you can expect 20 percent faster app launches when using the Galaxy A03. This speed, they say, is due to it running Android 11 Go (versus Android 10 Go).

Samsung Galaxy A03 Specs and Hardware

Samsung's website says the A03 is available in blue, black, and red, but specs might vary by market. It uses the same 5,000mAh battery as the A03 Core and has a 6.5-inch screen.

If you compare the A02 with the A03, it's clear that there's been a significant improvement in the camera. The A02 has a 13MP primary camera, while the dual rear camera on the A03 is 48MP. Both use a 5MP front-facing camera.

The A03 Core, at least the version released in India, doesn't have OIS in the front or rear camera, doesn't support NFC and has fewer megapixels than the A03.

Galaxy A03 Core Specs
Processor: Octa-Core (Quad 1.6GHz + Quad 1.2GHz)
Display: 6.5-inch HD+ Infinity-V / 720x1600 HD+ resolution
Rear Camera: 8 MP / F2.0 / Auto focus / 4x digital zoom / Flash
Front Camera: 5 MP / F2.2
Memory/Storage: 2/3/4 GB RAM, 32/64/128 GB storage (varies by market) / MicroSD (up to 1 TB)
Network: Dual SIM, Nano SIM
Connectivity: Micro USB 2.0 / GPS, Glonass / 3.5mm stereo / 802.11 b/g/n 2.5GHz / Wi-Fi Direct / Bluetooth v4.2
Dimensions: 164.2h x 75.9w x 9.1d (mm), 211g
Sensors: Accelerometer, Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor
Battery: 5000mAh, non-removable
OS: Android 11 Go

Samsung's A-series phones like this one have USB 2.0 instead of the newer USB-C, so transfer speeds aren't as fast as higher-end phones that use the former, and there's no video output functionality.

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