Samsung's new midrange Galaxy A55 comes with improved security and materials

Samsung's new Galaxy A55 and Galaxy A35 are the latest additions to its midrange A-series lineup, which mostly includes the company's best-selling phones. Both the new A55 and A35 feature Samsung's Knox Vault, a security feature designed to physically isolate sensitive data like your lock screen credentials and encryption keys from the phones' main processors and memory to protect them from software and hardware attacks. The company is proud This is the first time the security feature has appeared on its A-series devices.

Samsung has announced European pricing for the two models, which will be available on March 20, but the exact availability of the different versions will vary between markets. The Galaxy A55 starts at €479 (£439, about $524) with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, rising to €529 (£489, about $579) for 256GB of storage.

Meanwhile, the Galaxy A35 starts at €379 (about £322 or $415) for 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, while the 8GB/128GB model costs £339 (about €398 or $435), and the 8GB/256GB model costs €449 (£389, about $491).

Samsung Galaxy A35.
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Many of the key specifications of the A55 and A35 are consistent across the two devices. Both come with 6.6-inch OLED displays with 1000 nits peak brightness and 120Hz refresh rates, and both are backed by four years of Android OS updates and five years of security patches (slightly less than the seven years Samsung promises for the Galaxy S24 series). Ber Android PoliceBoth have IP67 ratings for dust and water resistance, 5000mAh batteries with up to 25W fast charging and support for 1TB microSD cards.

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The biggest differences between the two phones come down to their processors and camera setups. The Galaxy A55 is powered by the new Exynos 1480, while the A35 uses the same Exynos 1380 seen in last year's Galaxy A54. There are camera differences between the two. Both have 50-megapixel main sensors and 5-megapixel macros, but the A55 has a 12-megapixel ultrawide and 32-megapixel selfie camera, while the A35 has an 8-megapixel ultrawide and 13-megapixel front-facing camera.

We followed up with Samsung to ask when the phones might launch in the US, like other A-series devices including the Galaxy A54.

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