Galaxy S20 too pricey? It looks like a new cheap Samsung phone could land soon

Samsung Galaxy A51
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Alongside the Galaxy S series of top-end smartphones, like the Galaxy S20, Samsung has the popular Galaxy A line of affordable handsets for people who want respectable features at an affordable price, and it looks like this latter series could soon see a new addition.

Samsung-centric website Sammobile spotted the Samsung Galaxy A21s listed in the Google Play Console. We've heard about this phone previously, and this new leak suggests the phone is nearing release, and also includes some details about the phone's screen.

It seems the handset will have a 6.5-inch LCD display with 1600 x 720 resolution – that's bigger but lower-res than the 6.2-inch 1440 x 3200 AMOLED screen of the Samsung Galaxy S20.

However the Galaxy A21s will likely be far more affordable than the S20 – A-series phone always are, especially the A2X devices, which are at the lower end of the A spectrum. We'd expect the A21s to be an exceedingly cheap phone, with prices likely around $250 / £200 / AU$500.

It's worth pointing out the Samsung Galaxy A21 hasn't been released yet, so the A21s is likely to be even further away from launching, although we'd expect to see it before too long.

Further Samsung Galaxy A21s leaks

This isn't the first we've heard about the Samsung Galaxy A21s, as the same source leaked some specs for the phone back in January. That leak suggested the phone will have Samsung's Exynos 850 chipset, a four-camera combo led by a 48MP main snapper, and a large 5,000mAh battery.

If those specs are the real deal then the A21s is shaping up to be a real contender for our best cheap phone title – we'll test the handset thoroughly when it's released to see if it earns that crown.

Tom Bedford

Tom Bedford was deputy phones editor on TechRadar until late 2022, having worked his way up from staff writer. Though he specialized in phones and tablets, he also took on other tech like electric scooters, smartwatches, fitness, mobile gaming and more. He is based in London, UK and now works for the entertainment site What To Watch.

He graduated in American Literature and Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia. Prior to working on TechRadar, he freelanced in tech, gaming and entertainment, and also spent many years working as a mixologist. He also currently works in film as a screenwriter, director and producer.